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Department of Medicine names Exceptional Performance Award recipients for August

The following health care providers received the Exceptional Performance Award from Penn State College of Medicine‘s Department of Medicine (DOM) at the Aug. 23, 2022, DOM faculty meeting.

Faculty, staff, APPs, residents and fellows in the DOM are nominated for the Exceptional Performance Award by their colleagues, division chiefs and other department leaders. The comments shared below are excerpted from the nomination statements.


Taha Al-Shaikhly, MBChBTaha Al-Shaikhly, MBChB (Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine)
Outstanding clinician
Exceptional volunteerism
COVID-19 hero
Terrific clinic director
Excellent teacher
Always strives to be better and to help



Ronald Williams, MDRonald Williams, MD (Division of Hospital Medicine)
Exceptional educator
Program director
Master Educator
Outstanding clinician
Huge patient advocate
Always going above and beyond
Infectious enthusiasm
Terrific mentor


Elizabeth Thompson, PA-CElizabeth Thompson, PA-C (Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Outstanding clinician
Clinical expertise in motility, tube feeding and paracentesis
Strong patient advocate
Superb educator
Teaches in National Motility Society Training Program
Author on GI book chapter
EmPOWER team swim champion


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