The TTUHSC School of Medicine honored its graduating residents June 5 during the 31st annual Resident Recognition Lunch at the Amarillo Country Club.
Thirty-two residents who have completed their training were recognized by their respective departments — family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology (OB/Gyn) and pediatrics — for their service to TTUHSC and the Amarillo community. Additionally, several individual residents received special recognition.
Ahmed Qasim, M.D., was named the Resident’s Choice Award recipient for 2018-2019. The Resident’s Choice honoree is selected by a committee of resident physicians for exemplifying the characteristics of a good teacher, co-worker and friend, and for practicing medicine and representing TTUHSC in a professional manner.
For the second year in a row, Shaun Welsey, M.D., was named the Golden Apple Award recipient for being an outstanding teacher, as selected by third-year residents.
Amarillo’s Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center presented the George H. Kollmar, M.D. Award to Chandralekha Ashangari, M.D. The award honors Kollmar, who died in a car accident in 1992, and recognizes the resident who best demonstrates concern and compassionate care while treating VA patients.
In addition, Outstanding First-Year Resident Award honorees included Crystal Stewart, M.D. (family medicine), Solomon Bogale, M.D., and John Kimbugwe, M.D. (internal medicine), Shaun Wesley, M.D. (OB/Gyn), and Linah Omer, M.D. (pediatrics).