Since 1998, the Department of Medicine has honored physicians from Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) with the WWAMI Excellence in Teaching Award, nominated by WWAMI students, residents and faculty. 

Past recipients, 1998-2008

2008

Judy Benson, M.D. – Spokane WA
Gail Feinman, M.D. – Wenatchee WA
Jonathan McDonagh, M.D. – Soldatna, AK
Steve Gerstner, M.D. – Billings MT
William Bekemeyer, M.D. – Missoula MT

2007

Mary Ditttrich, M.D. – Boise ID
Charles Bruce Graves, M.D. – Sheridan WY
Nicholas C. Hunt, M.D. – Boise ID
Ronald Loge, M.D. – Dillon MT (Lifetime Award)
Henry Mroch, M.D. – Spokane WA

2006

Paula Carvalho, M.D. – Boise ID
Emily Church, M.D. – Anchorage AK
Scott Sears, M.D. – Billings MT
Yong K. Shin, M.D. – Montesano WA
Peter Szekely, M.D. – Missoula MT

2005

Richard Cussler, MD – McCall ID
Thomas Laselle, MD – Spokane WA
Michael Menolascino, MD – Jackson WY
Michael Metzger, MD – Billings, MT
Norman Wilder, MD – Anchorage, AK

2004

John Bramante, M.D. – Anchorage, AK
Ted Lange, M.D. – Boise ID
Ron Loge, M.D. – Dillon MT
Ilana Shumsky, M.D. – Boise ID
Martha Stearn, M.D. – Jackson, WY

2003

Charles Crane, M.D. – Soldotna, AK
Francis J. Degas, M.D. – Boise, ID
Ellen Meyers, M.D. – Jackson, WY
Yong K. Shin, M.D. – Montesano, WA
Alan Smith, M.D. – Wenatchee, WA

2002

James E. Branahl, M.D. – Boise, ID
Ronald V. Loge, M.D. – Dillon, MT
Michael E. Metzger, M.D. – Billings, MT
George Novan, M.D. – Spokane, WA
Yong K. Shin, M.D. – Montesano, WA

2001

Dennis Butcher, M.D. – Jackson, WY
J. Michael Caldwell, M.D. – Missoula, MT
Francis J. Dega, M.D. – Boise, ID
Darryl K. Potyk, M.D. – Spokane, WA
Gary P. Romberg, M.D. – Sheridan, WY

2000

Dennis Regan, M.D. – Billings, MT
Margaret Schlesinger, M.D. – Missoula, MT
Ted Scofield, M.D. – Livingston, MT
C. Scott Smith, M.D. – Boise, ID
Beth Thompson, M.D. – Missoula, MT

1999

John Bramante, MD – Soldotna, AK
Samuel D. Palpant, MD – Spokane, WA
Neal B. Sorensen, MD – Billings, MT
John M. Trauscht, MD – Missoula, MT
David A. Hindson, MD – Boise, ID

1998

George Novan, MD – Spokane, WA
Ronald H. Smith, MD – Billings, MT
Wesley W. Wilson, MD. – Missoula, MT
James E. Branahl, MD – Boise, ID