WVU physician receives national teaching award

American College of Physicians recognizes Dr. Arif Sarwari

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The American College of Physicians has awarded West Virginia University faculty member Arif Sarwari, M.D., the Herbert S. Waxman Outstanding Medical Student Educator Award, granted May 15 in Washington D.C.

 Arif Sarwari, M.D.

Sarwari, an infectious diseases specialist, is the fourth recipient of the Herbert S. Waxman Award, devoted to doctors who are dedicated to teaching.  Sarwari is an expert in tropical medicine and HIV infection. He has been at WVU since 2001. He also trained at WVU as a resident from 1990 to 1994, spending his last year as chief resident.

“This coveted award is given to one person per year out of a College of 125,000 members,” said Rashida Khakoo, M.D., chief of Infectious Diseases at WVU. “We are all very proud of Dr. Sarwari for this well-earned national recognition. He is a student-centered teacher who makes difficult concepts very easy to understand and stimulates lifelong learning skills.”

Sarwari has won many awards for his outstanding teaching including the School of Medicine Distinguished Teacher Award in 2008.

For more information on the WVU School of Medicine, visit www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/.

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For more information:
Andrea Brunais, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
ab: 05-22-08

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