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2020 Winner: Stanford T. Shulman, MD, FIDSA

SShulman.jpgStanford T. Shulman, M.D., FIDSA, a renowned clinician and teacher of pediatric infectious diseases, is the recipient of IDSA’s 2020 Clinical Teacher Award. This award honors a career dedicated to teaching clinical infectious diseases to fellows, residents, and medical students and recognizes excellence as a clinician and motivation to teach the next generation of physicians.

Since the late 1970s until his recent retirement from clinical practice and the faculty, Dr. Shulman has been the cornerstone of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where he is now professor emeritus. A master bedside clinician-educator, Dr. Shulman served as chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago from 1979-2014 and directed its Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship Program from 1979-2020, recruiting, teaching, and mentoring countless ID physicians now practicing around the world. His deep knowledge, approachability, and ability to make difficult concepts clear to learners at all levels has endeared to him to many students, residents, and fellow faculty preceptors during his long career.

Considered an inspiration by those he has taught, Dr. Shulman is known for ensuring that students and trainees understood not only pathophysiology but also how to correctly assess and care for a patient, and, importantly, how to talk to patients and their families. He has received numerous honors for his teaching, including the Lifetime Contribution to Infectious Diseases Education Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Infectious Diseases. Under his leadership as chief, the ID division at Northwestern received the Best Teaching Division award for 10 consecutive years. 

An international expert in Kawasaki disease and Streptococcus pyogenes, Dr. Shulman has served on national committees developing clinical guidelines defining the standard of care for many infectious diseases and is a former president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. In recognition of his many years of service and dedication to teaching the next generation of physicians, IDSA is pleased to honor Dr. Shulman with the 2020 Clinical Teacher Award.


Past Clinical Teacher Award Winners

2020 Stanford T. Shulman, M.D., FIDSA
2019 William L. Salzer, MD
2018 Allan R. Tunkel, MD, PhD, FIDSA
2018 Frank E. Berkowitz, MD, MPH
2017 Michael J. Barza, MD, FIDSA
2016 Rashida A. Khakoo, MD, MACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
2015   Walter R. Wilson, MD, FIDSA
2014   Nesli Basgov, MD, FIDSA
2013 Marvin Turk, MD, FIDSA
2012 Carol A. Kauffman, MD, FIDSA
Sarah S. Long, MD, FIDSA
2011 Vincent J. Quagliarello, MD, FIDSA 
2010 Adolf W. Karchmer, MD, FIDSA
2009 Joshua Fierer, MD, FIDSA
2008 Larry M. Baddour, MD, FIDSA
2007 Daniel M. Musher, MD, FIDSA
2006 Hillar Vellend, MD, FIDSA
2005 John Fisher, MD, FACP



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