SAEM Awards

SAEM presents awards in recognition of excellence in our field, for contributions improving the health of society, and for academic achievements. The awards committee is committed to an inclusive process of granting awards, reflecting the full spectrum of diversity of our membership. We encourage you to nominate a diverse pool of candidates for all SAEM awards.

View past award winners here.

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Award Categories (Faculty)

The following faculty-level awards are offered by SAEM:

Award Categories (Fellows, Residents, and Students)

Although it is not recommended to nominate oneself, self-nominations will be accepted. 

Selection Process

Nominees that are submitted will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and selected based on guidelines shown for each award. Pay special attention to these guidelines and to each submission's due date.
SAEM Board of Directors are not eligible to receive an award while they are serving.

2020 Award Winners

Read their stories or view past award recipients to learn more.

John Marx Leadership Award

NeumarRobert W. Neumar, MD, PhD
University of Michigan

Excellence in Research Award

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Kevin R. Ward, MD
University of Michigan


Hal Jayne Excellence in Education Award

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Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center

Other SAEM Awards

Annual Meeting Presentation Awards

SAEM also recognizes excellent performance and participation at the SAEM Annual Meeting. Award winners are personally recognized at the meeting the following year. Award categories are:

  • Best Basic Science Award
  • Best Faculty Award
  • Best Fellow Award
  • Best Medical Student Award
  • Best Resident Award
  • Best Young Investigator Presentation

Additional 2020 Award Winners

SAEM Organization Advancement Award

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The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University


M ReznekMartin Reznek, MD, MBA
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Marcus L. Martin Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School



FOAMed Excellence in Education Award

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Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center



Advancement of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine


Jeannette Wolfe, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate


Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

Randall S. Jotte, MD
Washington University in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital



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Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Public Health Leadership Award

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Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH
University of California Davis


Mid Career Investigator Award

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Raina M. Merchant, MD, MSHP
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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William Meurer, MD, MS
University of Michigan
Alex F. Manini, MD, MS
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Elmhurst Hospital Center

Young Investigator Award

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Kristin L. Rising, MD MSHP
Thomas Jefferson University

Kori Sauser Zachrison, MD, MSc
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

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M. Austin Johnson, MD, PhD
University of Utah

Resident Educator Award

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Carolyn V. Commissaris, MD
University of Michigan


Resident Researcher Award


Joshua Davis, MD
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


2020 RAMS Award Winners

RAMS Leadership in Emergency Medicine Award


Abraham Akbar
Baylor College of Medicine


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Omar Z. Maniya MD, MBA
The Mount Sinai Hospital

RAMS Innovative Educator Award


Cleavon Gilman

Cleavon Gilman, MD
New York Presbyterian


RAMS Excellence in Research Award


Patrick D. Tyler, MD
Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

2019 Annual Meeting Presentation Awards

Recognized at SAEM20 Virtual Meeting

Best Basic Science Award

David Jang

David H. Jang, MD, MSc, University of Pennsylvania

In Vitro Comparison of Hydroxocobalamin and Mitochondrial-directed Therapy in a Cell Model of Cyanide Poisoning

Best Young Investigator Award


Marc Probst, MD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Risk-stratification of Older Adults who Present to the Emergency Department with Syncope: The FAINT Score

Best Fellow Award


Jonathan Casey, MD, Vanderbilt University

Bag-Mask Ventilation during Tracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults

Best Resident Award

Louis Yu

Louis Yu, MD, UC San Francisco

Aortic/Great Vessel Injury in the Pan-scan Era