Skip to McMaster Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to main content
McMaster logo


Postgraduate Medical Education

2023 McMaster PGME Awards

Congratulations to the 2023 McMaster PGME award recipients. This year saw the highest number of nominations for the PGME Awards since inception 2017.

Read about the awards and the recipients, who are highlighted through exerts from their nomination letters.

Resident Awards

Resident Leader Award Read about the award

Frank Battaglia – Emergency Medicine

Shreyash Dalmia – Hematology

Alexandra Raynard – Family Medicine


Resident Mentor Award Read about the award

Xinxin Tang – Internal Medicine

Daniel Axelrod – Orthopedic Surgery

Samantha Nordlund– Pediatric Endocrinology

Kathryn Chan – Emergency Medicine

Resident Wellness Champion Award Read about the award

Ailish Valeriano – Emergency Medicine

Elaine Choi – Pediatric Neurology

Nirushan Puvanthirarajah – Neurology

Faculty & Staff Awards

Faculty Award for Excellence and Innovation in Residency Education Read about the award

David Callen – Pediatric Neurology

Lauren O’Malley – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Andrea Hunter – Pediatrics

Faculty Mentor Award Read about the award

Emilie Belley-Cote –  Cardiology

Graeme Fraser – Hematology

Shahid Lambe – Urology

Lauren Cook-Chaimowitz – Emergency Medicine

Jonathan Marhong – Intensive Care Medicine


Program Administrator Award Read about the award

Katie Niblock – – General Surgery

Doreen Reeve – Cardiology

Gina Furlong – Anatomical Pathology

Jessica Dragusica – Pediatric Emergency Medicine