Dr. Christopher Watt Receives Perelman School of Medicine Teaching Award of Excellence
April 30, 2016
Christopher D. Watt, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 2016 Perelman School of Medicine Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award for outstanding teaching that fuses basic science and clinical medicine. Dr. Watt is the associate director for the Molecular Pathology Laboratory in the Division of Precision and Computational Diagnostics and a Co-Director of the Residency Program. As a molecular pathologist, his clinical expertise is in the field of molecular diagnostics as it pertains to a wide spectrum of diseases including inherited disorders, viral infections and cancers. Inspired by a multitude of amazing teachers at the University of Kentucky and the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Watt teaches medical students, residents, clinical fellows and graduate students about the practice of laboratory medicine with molecular techniques. He endeavors to continue the pathology department’s long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching. Dr. Watt received the Leonard Berwick Resident Teaching Award in 2008 and the Kevin E. Salhany Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in 2013.
The Berwick award was established in 1980-1981 as a memorial to Leonard Berwick by his family and the department of pathology to recognize an outstanding teacher among the medical faculty who in his or her teaching effectively fuses basic science and clinical medicine. Department members who were previous recipients of the Berwick Award include Drs. Nina Luning Prak (2005), Robert B. Wilson (2004), Don Siegel (2000), Leslie Litzky (1998), Glen Gaulton (1994), and Michael Cancro (1991).
List of all Perelman School of Medicine 2016 Teaching Awards.