Congratulations to the 2021 Western Region Award Winners

Presented October 23, 2021

2021 Regional Doctors Dilemma Winner:  UPMC Montefiore/Presbyterian

Professionalism Award   

  • Marshall Bahr, MD - Allegheny Health Network
  • John Flaherty, DO - UPMC McKeesport
  • Abdul Mounaem Majzoub, MD - Conemaugh Health System
  • Morgan Stalder, DO - UPMC Mercy
  • Daniel (Tuck) Stapor, MD - UPMC Medical Education

Top Scoring Posters

Clinical Vignette:

  • 1st Place: Eos, Eos, Everywhere!: A Case of Hypereosinophilic Syndrome vs. Eosinophilic Enteropathy
    - Scott Baumgartner, MD; Carly Sokach, MD; Avery Meltzer; Gaetan Sgro, MD, UPMC
  • 2nd Place: Persistent COVID-19-associated Headache Delaying Diagnosis of Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis - Jonathan C. Li, MD; Sophia Dang, MD; Casey McQuade MD, UPMC
  • 3rd Place: It’s All About the Base: A Case of Reverse Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy - Brett Curtis, MS; Jonathan C. Li MD; Allie Dakroub. MD, MS. UPMC


  • 1st Place:  Multiple Primary Melanoma in Association with Other Cancers - Xi Yang, Lilit Karaprtyan, Ziyu Huang, Cindy Sander, John M. Kirckwood - UPMC
  • 2nd Place: Patient Feedback on Student Empathy is a Valuable Medical Education Tool - Carly Sokach, MD; Stephanie Gambino, MD; Natalie Griffin, MD; Reed Van Deusen, MD - UPMC
  • 3rd Place:  Three Subgroups of COVID-19 Acute Lung Injury Identified by Latent Class Analysis - Amy S. Labar, MD, MS; Joshua D. Geleris, MD; Matthew R. Baldwin, MD, MS - UPMC

Quality Improvement:

  • 1st Place: Let’s Talk About It: A Bipartisan Approach to Resident Health Policy Education - Asheen Zariat, MD; Jacqueline Fitton, DO; Kevin Taffe, MD, PhD; Molly Fisher, MD, MS - Allegheny Health Network