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At the 20th Annual Jefferson Gala on November 30, Nathaniel R. Evans III, MD, received the 2022 Achievement Award in Medicine. This award honors a physician who has embraced Jefferson’s mission, provided exemplary care to their patients, and has been a recognized leader in their field. Dr. Evans is Director of the Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery and Chief of Cancer Services at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

Taki Galanis, MD, has been promoted to Associate Professor. He sees patients at the Jefferson Vascular Center in Center City.

Amanda Kohli, PA-C, received the Jefferson Enterprise Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Award for Clinical Excellence. She works in the Division of Acute Care Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Orlando C. Kirton, MD, MBA, Chair of Surgery at Jefferson Health – Abington, has been elected Vice President of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST).

Walter K. Kraft, MD, is President Elect of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He is a member of our Division of Vascular Medicine.

Danielle M. Pineda, MD, has been promoted to Associate Professor. She specializes in vascular surgery and sees patients at Jefferson Health – Abington.

The Sidney Kimmel Medical College recognized the following faculty members with 2022 Dean’s Awards: Excellence in Education: Drs. Loren Berman, Caitlyn Costanzo, Jaime Glorioso, and Tyler Grenda

Faculty Mentoring Award: Dr. Nathaniel Evans III

Outstanding Clinician in Surgery: Dr. Francesco Palazzo