Recognizing donors to the ASCI’s 2021–2022 annual appeal

Since November, as part of our 2021–2022 annual appeal, we have been raising funds to advance ASCI programs serving early-career physician-scientists.

The appeal is officially complete – thank you for making it a success! Kim Rathmell, John Hawley, and The Sawyers Family Fund issued challenges and you, our members, met and exceeded them, raising $53,825 from 122 members, many of you giving for the first time.

The ASCI’s program initiatives are designed to help reduce attrition on the physician-scientist career path by providing our early-career colleagues with resources and networking uniquely available through our community. By fostering connections across all physician-scientist career stages and disciplines, we are able to amplify the impact of our programs on early-career physician-scientists.

As Councilor Anna Greka wrote as part of this appeal:

“Our ASCI colleagues have served as our trusted guides on the physician-scientist career path. I am certain many of you feel the same way. I am convinced that the “tap on the shoulder” that I received as a 2014 Young Physician-Scientist Awardee was critically important at a pivotal time in my career.”

We agree that the ASCI community itself plays a critical role in supporting those just starting on the physician-scientist career path. We are encouraged by what we have been able to accomplish with your support thus far and are excited about the year ahead.

Thank you to the donors listed below for their generosity in supporting the next generation of physician-scientists and for believing in the promise of our early-career colleagues.


Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD
2021-2022 President
The American Society for Clinical Investigation

With gratitude to:

Kjersti M. Aagaard, MD, PhD
David H. Alpers, MD
Frank A. Anania, MD
Mark S. Anderson, MD, PhD
Andrew Arnold, MD
Valder R. Arruda, MD, PhD
Maryam M. Asgari, MD, MPH
Jeffrey R. Balser, MD, PhD
Jonathan Barasch, MD, PhD
Rebecca Marlene Baron, MD
Julie Anne Bastarache, MD
Robert D. Beauchamp, MD
Edward John Benz, Jr.
Timothy R. Billiar, MD
Matthew D. Breyer, MD
Myles A. Brown, MD
Nancy J. Brown, MD
Martin D. Burke, MD, PhD
Manish J. Butte, MD, PhD
Kathleen R. Cho and Eric Fearon
Sung-Won Won Choi, MD, MS
Robert J. Coffey Jr., MD
Philip L. Cohen, MD
Barry S. Coller, MD
Kathleen L. Collins, MD, PhD
Max D. Cooper, MD
William G. Couser, MD
Andrea Lynn Cox, MD, PhD
James A. DeCaprio, MD
Abhinav Diwan, MBBS
Norman H. Edelman, MD
Oliver Eickelberg, MD
Stephanie Eisenbarth in honor of George Eisenbarth
James A. Fagin, MD
Garret A. FitzGerald, MD
Irving H. Fox, MD
Sherita Hill Golden, MD, MHS
Celso E. Gomez-Sanchez, MD
William B. Greenough III, MD
Anna Greka, MD, PhD
Johann E. Gudjonsson, MD, PhD
Karen Guth
Tina V. Hartert, MD, MPH
John B. Hawley
Anna Ryan Hemnes, MD
Sarah Henrickson
Helen H. Hobbs, MD
Tobias M. Hohl, MD, PhD
Thomas H. Hostetter, MD
Priscilla Hsue, MD
Thomas J. Hudson, MD
Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD
Peter Igarashi, MD
Shuta Ishibe, MD
Rajan and Angela Jain
Peng Ji, MD, PhD
Dan S. Kaufman, MD, PhD
Daniel P. Kelly, MD
Philip A. Kern, MD
Thomas R. Kleyman, MD
Heidi H. Kong, MD, MHSc
Shyamasundaran Kottilil, MD, PhD
Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni
Dr. Brendan and Maria Lee
Janet Lee and Matthew Rosengart
Erica and Ross Levine
MacRae Fort Linton, MD
Shelly C. Lu, MD
Mark A. Magnuson, MD
Douglas L Mann, MD
Denise Marciano
Kenneth B. Margulies, MD
Robert Mason, MD
Colleen McGarry
Samia Mora, MD, MHS
Nima Mosammaparast, MD, PhD
Louis J. Muglia, MD, PhD
Ann Mullally, MD
Peter Mundel, MD
Nicolas Musi, MD
The Narla family
Paul Nghiem in honor of William Bremner
Paul Wesley Noble, MD
Sophie Paczesny, MD, PhD
John Erik Pandolfino, MD, MSCI
Thalia Papayannopoulou in memory of Dr. George Stamatoyannopoulos
Ben Ho Park
John D. Parker, MD, FRCP(C)
Michael S. Parmacek, MD
Jane R. Parnes, MD
Aimee S. Payne, MD, PhD
Mark R. Philips, MD
Barry I. Posner, MD, FRS(C)
W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD
Kyu Y. Rhee, MD, PhD
Jerome Ritz, MD
Eileen Rojas
Paul B. Rothman, MD
Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH
The Sawyers Family Fund
Victor Schuster, MD in memory of Donald Seldin, MD
Drs. Lawrence Schwartz and Anne-Marie Irani
Christine Edry Seidman, MD
Kevin Navin Sheth, MD
Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD
Clifford J. Steer, MD
David A. Stoltz, MD, PhD
Natalie J. Torok, MD
Simeon Taylor, MD, PhD
Jennifer Lynn Taylor-Cousar, MD, MSCS
Robert F. Todd, III, in honor of Tachi Yamada, a mentor and friend
Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD
Deborah J. Veis, MD, PhD
Liewei Wang, MD, PhD
Lorraine B. Ware, MD
Xander H.T. Wehrens, MD, PhD
Mary A. Whooley, MD
Christopher S. Williams, MD, PhD
Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD
Alan S. L. Yu, MB, BChir
John L. Ziegler, MD, MSc
Guy A. Zimmerman, MD

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