Dr. Isaac Pierre named Family Medicine Educator of the Year
Award recognizes exemplary service to Family Medicine education
Feb. 05, 2013 College News - Isaac D. Pierre, MD, Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Associate Program Director and Director of Predoctoral Education in the Columbia St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program, has received the 2012 Family Medicine Educator of the Year award from the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP).
“Doctor Pierre is a ‘born’ teacher,” said William J. Geiger, MD, Program Director of the Columbia St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency. “He loves family medicine and loves his learners, the medical students and residents, who are uniformly impressed with his knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment. He has all the intangibles that set great teachers apart from the good teachers.”
When notified of his nomination, Dr. Pierre commented, “I am honored to be considered for this award. Regardless, my teaching is the reward. I will continue to share this excitement and expose and excite many more learners to be stewards of both individual and community health.”
He has worked with numerous residents and medical students, many of whom supported his nomination and consider him a favorite among teachers. “Doctor Pierre’s dedication to his students and residents is unmatched,” says Adam Olson, MD, a recent medical school graduate. “He is universally adored as both a generous friend and an exceptional clinical teacher. He is the kind of educator who remembers what it was like to be a student, and who lets that perspective drive the way he approaches learners.”
WAFP presents the annual Family Medicine Educator of the Year award to recognize physicians who provide outstanding and comprehensive family medicine education to medical students, residents and new physicians, and who demonstrate a balance between career and personal life. The 2012 award was presented on January 31, 2013 at the Preceptor Appreciation Luncheon in Waukesha.