Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology Awards

Institutional Awards

2018: The University of Toledo awarded Dr. Gretchen Tietjen the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences Career Achievement Award

2014: Dr. Imran Ali was awarded the Gold Humanism in Medicine Award

2014: Dr. Ajaz Sheikh was the recipient of the Outstanding Neurology Resident Teaching Award by the University of Toledo

2014: Dr. Gretchen Tietjen was named Clair Martig Endowed Chair in Neurology, University of Toledo

2014: Dr. Hisham Salahuddin was awarded The Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Toledo 2014-2015 & 2015-2016

2013: The University of Toledo awarded Dr. Gretchen Tietjen the title of Distinguished University Professor

2013: The University of Toledo awarded Dr. Krishe Menezes the Junior Award for Teaching

2013: The Arnold P. Gold Foundation presented Dr. Imran Ali with the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award for Faculty

2013-2014: The Arnold P. Gold Foundation presented Dr. Ajaz Sheikh with the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award 

2012: Dr. Gretchen Tietjen was the recipient of the UTMC Shining Star Award of the year (one of 3 awardees), for exemplifying the iCare standards

2011: The University of Toledo awarded Dr. Gretchen Tietjen the Outstanding Faculty Research Award

2010: The University of Toledo inducted Dr. Gretchen Tietjen into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

2010: The University of Toledo awarded Mouhammad Jumaa the Teacher of the Year Award, Clinical Neurology

2010: The University of Toledo awarded Dr. Imran Ali the Dean's Award for Excellence in Education for his dedicated contributions

2009: The University of Toledo selected Dr. Lawrence Elmer as the recipient of the Faculty Club Service Award for his dedication and exceptional service to the University of Toledo

2009: The Arnold P. Gold Foundation presented Dr. Selena Nicholas-Bublick with the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

2004: The Medical University of Ohio selected Dr. Gretchen Tietjen as the recipient of the 2004 Faculty Club Service Award for her dedication and exceptional service to the Medical University of Ohio

2003: The Arnold P. Gold Foundation presented Dr. Lawrence Elmer with the Leonard Tow 2003 Humanism in Medicine Award in  recognition of exemplary compassion, competence, and respect in the delivery of care

The Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence went to Dr. Noor Pirzada in 1998 & 2012, Dr. Gretchen Tietjen in 2001, Dr. Lawrence Elmer in 2003, Dr. Imran Ali in 2004, Dr. Vicki Ramsey-Williams in 2011, Dr. Mouhammad Jumaa in 2014, and Hongyan Li in 2015 & 2016

The Golden Apple Award, determined by vote of the medical students, has been awarded to Dr. Imran Ali (2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Dr. Lawrence Elmer (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2014) and Dr. Noor Pirzada (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

International Awards

2011: Dr. Gretchen Tietjen has been awarded the international award "Hardold G. Wolff Lecture Award for Headache Research"

2010: The American Heart Association Journal Stroke selected Dr. Gretchen Tietjen to receive the Stroke Innovation Research Award at the International Stroke Meeting

National Awards

2017: Dr. Gretchen Tietjen was awarded the American Headache Society John R. Graham Lecture Award

2017: Dr. Gretchen Tietjen was awarded the Visiting Scholar, John R. Graham Headache Center, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Harvard

2015: Dr. Lawrence Elmer was awarded with the Leonard T. Humanism in Medicine Award

The Best Doctors in America recognition has been given to Dr. Gretchen Tietjen (1996-2015), Dr. Imran Ali (2007-2017), Dr. Lawrence Elmer (2001-2017), Dr. Boyd Koffman (2009-2012, 2015), Dr. Lori Schuh (2008-2013) and Dr. Noor Pirzada (1998-2014)

2005-2013: The American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Program Performance Award was given to the University of Toledo Medical Center Stroke Center for excellence in stroke care

2013: American Heart Association Target Stroke Honor Roll

2012: Dr. Imran Ali was awarded the American Academy of Neurology Clerkship Director Teaching Award

2011: Dr. Imran Ali was awarded the American Academy of Neurology Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors Recognition Award

2010: The American Academy of Neurology presented Dr. Noor Pirzada with the Consortium of Neurology Program Directors  Recognition Award

2010: The American Headache Society Women's Issues section award Dr. Gretchen Tietjen the Pink Brain Award for her research in migraine

2009: Dr. Lori Schuh was awarded the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award for accomplishment in Graduate Medical Education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

2009: The American Academy of Neurology welcomed Dr. Imran Ali into their distinguished group of members as a Fellow, with privileges in good standing since 1996

2008: The American Headache Society awarded Dr. Gretchen Tietjen the Seymour Solomon Presidential Lecture Award

2007, 2014: Dr. Imran Ali was awarded with the Leonard P. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

2005: The American Academy of Neurology has recognized Dr. Imran Ali for his excellence in neurologic education and added him to the National Honor Role of Neurology Teachers

2005: The Mayo Foundation awarded Dr. Noor Pirzada with the Visiting Professor of Neurology Education Award

2004: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society presented Dr. Boyd Koffman with the 2004 Outstanding Professional Award

2002: The American Academy of Neurology has recognized Dr. Noor Pirzada for his excellence in neurology education and added him to the National Honor Role of Neurology Teachers

2001: The Association of University Professors of Neurology Award for outstanding success in encouraging students to elect careers in Neurology went to the Department of Neurology at MUO

Resident Awards

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

2017  Mohammad Humayun, MD

2016: Charenya Anandan, MD, Hisham Salahuddin, MD, and Sharjeel Panjwani, MD

2015: Charenya Anandan, MD, Christopher Hassett, MD and Hisham Salahuddin, MD

2014: Sheikh Ahmad, MD and Jaysingh Singh, MD

2013: Sheikh Ahmad, MD and Nabeel Herial, MD

2012: Nabeel Herial, MD

2010: Fouzia Siddiqui, MD

2009: Selena Nicholas-Bublick, MD and Shan E Abbas, MD

2008: Elysia James, MD

2007: Anand Gundappa, MD

2006: Neeraj Kaplish, MD

Outstanding Resident Award  (selected by medical students)

2017: Christopher Hassett, DO

2016: Jaysingh Singh, MD
          Charenya Anandan, MD 

2015: Jaysingh Singh, MD

2014: Jaysingh Singh, MD

Outstanding Resident Award (selected by faculty)

2018: Mohammad Junaid Humayan

2017: Hisham Salahuddin, MD

2016: Jaysingh Singh, MD

2015: Vikram Shivkumar, MD

2014: Sheikh Ahmad, MD

Resident Excellence in Teaching Award

1999: Rima Dafer, MD

Outstanding Resident Educator Award

2016: Jaysingh Singh, MD

Outstanding Neurology Attending Physician, given by Neurology Residents

2017-2018

Dr. Mehmood Rashid

2016-2017

Dr. Donald Cameron

2015-2016

Dr. Hongyan Li

2014-2015

Dr. Noor Pirzada

2013-2014

Dr. Mouhammad Jumaa

2012-2013

Dr. Noor Pirzada

2011-2012

Dr. Krishe Menezes

2010-2011

Dr. Hongyan Li

2009-2010

Dr. Boyd Koffman

2008-2009

Dr. Noor Pirzada

2007-2008

Dr. Faizan Hafeez

2006-2007

Dr. Faizan Hafeez

2005-2006

Dr. Boyd Koffman

2004-2005

Dr. Imran Ali

2002-2003

Dr. Noor Pirzada

2001-2002

Dr. Boyd Koffman

Last Updated: 6/30/19