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Friday, January 20 at 12:30 pm via Zoom

(Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month via zoom from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.)

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UCSF Fresno Faculty Development


We are especially pleased to announce the seven faculty members at UCSF Fresno who received the UCSF School of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators (AME) 2022 Excellence in Teaching Awards:  

Carolyn Chooljian, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine
Anil Ghimire, MD Anil Ghimire, MD, Department of Internal Medicine
Andrea Long, MD

Andrea “Drea” Long, MD, FACS, Department of Surgery 

Jeffrey Nahn

Jeffrey Nahn, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine 

Christine Nelson, MD, Department of Pediatrics
Rongkavilit_Chokechai Chokechai Rongkavilit, MD, Department of Pediatrics
Crystal Ives Tallman Crystal Ives Tallman, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine


AME Excellence in Teaching Awards are peer-nominated awards that highlight outstanding frontline teachers of learners at all UCSF teaching sites, including the Fresno regional campus.  

Thank you for demonstrating daily your dedication to education, promoting and encouraging an intellectually stimulating environment and fostering critical thinking and learning.  

Congratulations to these and all Excellence in Teaching Awards recipients. We are UCSF Fresno Proud.  


Michael W. Peterson, MD, MACP 
Y. Frank and Roxie Moradian Chair in Medicine 
UCSF Professor of Medicine 
UCSF Fresno Associate Dean for UME and Research 

Stacy Sawtelle Vohra, MD 
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director 
Director of Faculty Development 
UCSF Fresno 

Faculty Highlight

Kenny Banh, MDKenny Banh, MD, FACEP is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

He earned his bachelor’s at University of Pennsylvania, medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine, and residency in Emergency Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, Fresno.

Dr. Banh has earned many awards including the UCSF Distinction in Teaching, Healthcare Hero, Dean’s Commendation, CA Medical Association Compassionate Service Award, and was a dignitary for POTUS Biden’s Joint Congressional Address. In his personal time, he enjoys basketball and ballroom dancing, while teaching soccer, robotics, and karate with his three children.