Six members of the Class of 2022 have been inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Part of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the group recognizes those who display a dedication to health-focused advocacy, a recognition of the power of community service, a commitment to personal excellence, and an empathic heart.

Student Inductees

  • Yazan Alshawkani
  • Ariel Badger
  • Mallory Blackwood
  • Anthony Fisher
  • Natalia Sutherland
  • Caroline Woods

Faculty Inductees

  • Leslie E. LaConte, PhD
  • John C. Perkins, MD
  • Tarin A. Schmidt-Dalton, MD
  • Justin B. White, MD

Resident Inductees
(Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awardees)

  • Eric Ambroz, MD – General Surgery
  • Conner Blackwell, MD – Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Linsey Clarke, DO – Family Medicine
  • Steven Griffin, DO – Pediatrics
  • Guy Katz, MD – General Surgery
  • Gurjot Malhi, MD – Psychiatry
  • Margaret E. Nelson, MD – Pediatrics
  • Hoang Hoa Nguyen, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology (previously awarded)
  • Ian Pelletier, DO – Internal Medicine

The in-person ceremony also included the six class of 2021 students who were unable to have an in-person ceremony last year:

  • Dakota Buhrman
  • Miranda Gerrard
  • Meeta Prakash
  • Meredith Rahman
  • Vaishnavi Sridhar
  • Kian Tehranchi

Read more about national honor societies at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.