Bethlehem News

Published on November 10th, 2017


St. Luke’s Doctor Receives National Cardiology Teaching Award

Jamshid Shirani, MD, director of the general cardiology fellowship program at St. Luke’s University Health Network, has been selected to receive the prestigious Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Shirani will be honored at ACGME’s annual meeting to be held in Orlando, Florida, in March 2018. He was selected from more than 250 nominations.

The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award is given to a Program Director who demonstrates ongoing innovation in medical education as well as successful programmatic outcomes.

“This is a monumental award for Dr. Shirani, recognizing his dedication to our cardiology fellowship and especially to his fellows and our students and residents who may rotate on his service,” said Joel Rosenfeld, MD, Chief Academic Officer for St. Luke’s University Health Network. “This is just another testament to the high quality of our St. Luke’s educational programs.”

Shirani was a finalist for the award in 2008. He also was awarded a certificate of recognition from the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) in 2008 (Marvin R. Dunn Poster Session) for his work in reinventing the learning environment.

Shirani has been a program director for more than 20 years, joining St. Luke’s in 2008. He was recruited to help launch and direct the general cardiology fellowship program. An additional program in interventional cardiology was added in 2015.

Also, St. Luke’s cardiology fellow Srilakshmy Vallabhaneni, MD, will receive the David C. Leach award. The ACGME gives this award to honor residents, fellows, and resident/fellow teams and their contributions to graduate medical education.

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