Stephanie A. Caterson, MD, associate surgeon in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School has been awarded the Bernard Lown Award for Excellence in Teaching at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
About the Bernard Lown Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Bernard Lown Award for Excellence in Teaching at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) was established in January 2010 to celebrate physicians who are outstanding clinical teachers. The award has been named to honor Bernard Lown, MD, who was a senior physician at BWH, professor of cardiology emeritus at Harvard School of Public Health, and the founder of the Lown Cardiovascular Center and Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation.
Dr. Lown is a gifted clinician, a renowned bedside teacher and a research pioneer. He co-founded with Evgeni Chazov, MD, of the former Soviet Union, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), and in 1985, they were co-recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of IPPNW. Dr. Lown has been five times named master teacher of the American College of Cardiology and has been selected honorary member of a number of medical and cardiac societies around the world.
The Lown Teaching Award recognizes the very significant role that education plays in carrying out the BWH mission and the Institution’s deep commitment to the next generation of clinicians. The awardees are selected based on nominations from their HMS students and colleagues, in celebration of teaching excellence, innovation, patient-centered teaching and their ability to inspire.