Awards & Recognitions


Faculty and students in the Department of Family Medicine are passionate about advancing the field of primary care practice, education and research

Our faculty provides international leadership on issues relating to elder abuse and elder justice, community medicine, vulnerable populations, prison populations and HIV caregiving. We are recognized for our innovative, immersive educational programs in a broad range of settings and with diverse, underserved patients.

Notable Achievements

  • Pamela Schaff, MD, was recognized with an Innovations in Medical Education Award in 2019 for her work bringing together art and the issue of elder abuse.
  • Maria G. Maldonado, PA-C, was appointed to the Physician Assistant Education Association Diversity and Inclusion Mission Advancement Commission in 2018.
  • Brett Feldman, PA-C, and Corinne Feldman, PA-C, won an Emmy in 2018 for participating in the PBS special, “Close to Home: Street Medicine.”
  • Kate Gibson, MD, was recognized with a Year III Faculty and Teaching Award by the Keck School of Medicine of USC in 2018.
  • The Primary Care PA Program student team won the national medical knowledge challenge bowl at the annual American Academy of Physician Assistants forum in 2018 against 95 other national teams.
  • The Family Medicine Interest Group has been named a Program of Excellence by the American Academy of Family Medicine for the past two years.
  • Duke Han, PhD, was invited to be a formal member of the National Institute on Aging-Neuroscience review committee beginning July 1, 2018.
  • Jo Marie Reilly, MD, was honored with the 2018 Etz Chaim Tree of Life Award of Compassionate Care.
  • Annie Nguyen, PhD, was selected as a scholar for the Sustained Training on Aging and HIV Research (STAHR) Program at the University of California San Diego. She is part of the first cohort of scholars engaged to do research that focuses on the intersection of aging and living with HIV.
  • Department Chair Jehni Robinson, MD, and the Family Medicine Practice received the 2017 Family Practice Management Award for Practice Improvement from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
  • Carolyn Kaloostian, MD, Laura Mosqueda, MD, Jo Marie Reilly, MD, Jehni Robinson, MD, Rose Taroyan, MD, and Brian Sean Webb, MD, were selected as Pasadena Magazine Top Doctors for 2017.
  • Victoria Dunn, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, was recognized with an Outstanding Teaching in Professionalism and the Practice of Medicine in 2016 by the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
  • The Primary Care Physician Assistant Program ranked No. 1 in California and No. 10 nationally in physician assistant programs in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings.