Not Satisfied with Hat Trick, Dr. Tey Takes Another Award

After winning honors at ACP Nationals, named Gastroenterology Resident of the Year and awarded a Resident Excellence and Leadership Scholarship, she’ll head to Boston for The Liver Conference courtesy of a Resident Travel Award from AASLD.

Eugene Trowers, MD, presents Kai Rou Tey, MD, with Outstanding Gastroenterology Resident Award

Congratulations are in order again for Kai Rou Tey, MBBS, a resident with the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program at South Campus.

Dr. Tey with well wishers at ACP NationalsLast month, we reported Dr. Tey was the big winner among South Campus residents representing the University of Arizona and the state at the American College of Physicians National Meeting in Washington, DC, placing among the top five in the Medical Research Abstract Competition.

She also recently won the 2015-16 Outstanding Resident Award from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and a $5,000 UA GME Resident Excellence and Leadership Scholarship for a Banner – UMC South Campus Quality Improvement Project that Banner – UMC Chief Medical Officer Gordon Carr, MD, served as faculty-lead.

This past week, Dr. Tey was informed she also is a winner of an Emerging Liver Scholar Resident Travel Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) to attend The Liver Meeting 2016 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Nov. 11-15.

Infectious Diseases fellow Craig Brown, MD, works with Dr. Tey at recent clinic“Basically, it is a mentor-mentee program sponsored by AASLD, and I was nominated by my mentor, Dr. Archita Desai, with the support of the UA Liver Research Institute Director Dr. Thomas Boyer,” Dr. Tey said.

Dr. Tey works alongside Infectious Diseases fellow Craig Brown, MD, during a recent clinic at the Adult Medicine Physician Offices (6OPC) at the Banner – UMC Tucson hospital.

With the award, she gets a one-year AASLD membership, free registration to The Liver Meeting® 2016 (including the Postgraduate course, Meet-the-Professor luncheon, Career Development Workshop, and Early Morning Workshops), participation in the AASLD Resident/Fellow Ambassador Program, as well as hotel and travel expenses.

Created in 2010, the AASLD Emerging Liver Scholars Resident Program promotes the study of hepatology among residents who have the potential for a career in academic medicine and who haven’t yet determined their long-term career goals.

Among those offering her kudos were Monica Kraft, MD, chair, UA Department of Medicine, Gene Trowers, MD, director, UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus, and Victoria Murrain, DO, assistant dean, Graduate Medical Education, UA College of Medicine

“Congratulations and great work!” Dr. Kraft said.

“You are most deserving.  Keep up the great work!” Dr. Trowers said.

“Kai, your hard work continues to pay off. Thank you for being such a great representative of our South Campus GME programs,” Dr. Murrain said.

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Media Contact: David Mogollon

Release Date: 
06/07/2016 - 6:00pm