GIMSPP Decade of Service Award 2009

The General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program Decade of Service Award honors highly active and dedicated preceptors who have taught medical students in their practices for the past ten years. The award is presented to preceptors who have served as mentors to students for at least seven of those years. We thank these devoted preceptors for the time, knowledge, and energy they have unselfishly given to the future physicians of Texas.

Syed V. Ahmend, MD

Dr. Ahmed has practiced in Katy since 1996.  He joined the GIMSPP in 2000 and has taught eleven medical students in those ten years. Some of his students have written of him, “Doing the preceptorship with Dr. Ahmed was by far the best experience I’ve had in the medical profession. He is an excellent teacher and brilliant with his work.” “Dr. Ahmed is a wonderful doctor and person. I respect him immensely.” “This experience has tipped the scale for me towards internal medicine. Dr. Ahmed is an asset to your program. Send him a plaque or something!” Dr. Ahmed graduated from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India and did his residency at Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan.


Suresh J. Antony, MD, FACP

Dr. Antony is clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso and is in private practice as an Infectious Disease consultant at the Center for Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine. Dr. Antony earned his MD at University of Mysore, India. He did his residency at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. He completed his Infectious Disease fellowship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Antony has presented and published over 100 abstracts, papers and book chapters devoted to Infectious Diseases.

He has taught ten GIMSPP students since becoming a preceptor in 2000. Quotes from his students include, “Not only is he a great teacher but also an understanding, compassionate man. For Dr. Antony medicine is an art which requires creativity, logic and heart. If so, then I only hope that I can become as great an artist as he.” “Dr. Antony was the best medical teacher I ever had. He has an incomparable passion for both his patients and students.” “Dr. Antony always included me in any activities which he was involved in and made me feel very comfortable in his office from the beginning.”


Lisa A. Davis, MD

Dr. Davis is in solo practice in San Antonio. She has practiced in that community for the past fourteen years.  She taught her first GIMSPP student in 2000 and has mentored fifteen students.  Dr. Davis attended UTMB for medical school and did her residency at UT - Houston HSC. Her many students wrote of her, “Dr. Davis is an awesome preceptor who taught me a great deal about medicine and life in medicine.” “Dr. Davis was fantastic. She was always very helpful, and I learned a great deal about internal medicine and how a good clinic operates.”  “Her bedside manner and interactions with patients are fantastic, and she is so genuine, enthusiastic and involved with each of her patients which, more than anything else, is what I hope to take with me into my future in medicine.”  “Dr. Davis did a great job of allowing me freedom to practice and improve my skills while reading my comfort level so that I never felt like my responsibilities in her office were beyond my abilities.” “Her enthusiasm and caring for her patients was remarkable!”


Daniel Y. Kim, MD, FHM

Dr. Kim is a hospitalist at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.  He has practiced in the Webster community since 1998. UTMB was his medical school, and he completed his residency at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Dr. Kim is a Fellow of Hospital Medicine.  Dr. Kim has mentored eleven students for the GIMSPP since teaching the first one in 2000. His students have said of him, “Dr. Kim went above and beyond what I expected.” “I think more physicians should emulate his enthusiasm for volunteering and teaching. He is a fine and outstanding physician and someone I greatly admire.” “He is a great teacher, and he gently pushes you to learn more while allowing his students to progress at their own pace.”




William A. Robinson, Jr., MD 

Dr. Robinson is a Cardiologist who practices at Austin Heart Hospital. Hejoined the GIMSPP in 2000 and has taught eleven students in the past ten years. Dr. Robinson attend Baylor College of Medicine, did his residency and Cardiology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He has practiced in Austin for thirty-six years. Dr. Robinson’s students wrote in their evaluations of him, “Dr. Robinson is a fabulous preceptor, and I would recommend that anyone who has the opportunity to spend a summer with him should. Definitely my best experience as a medical student to date.” “Despite having a full schedule, he is a great mentor who always takes time to teach and makes you feel very comfortable asking questions.” “I was exposed to death for the first time when one of his patients passed away suddenly. Seeing his interaction with the family, I can now understand how important it is for a doctor to not only show compassion towards his patient but also to the family members who are grieving for their loved one.” “He genuinely cares for his patients and is able to communicate on a very human level with people.”

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