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Ameri, Mayberry win 2019 Appleseed Awards for exceptional teaching and mentoring

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Mayberry Ameri

Neurology residents Jordan Mayberry, MD, and Andrew “Nate” Ameri, MD, received Appleseed Resident Teaching Awards to honor their exceptional teaching and mentoring to Duke medical students this year. Medical student Christine Wu presented Ameri and Mayberry with their awards during the Department’s Grand Rounds lecture on Wednesday morning.

Created in 2008, the Appleseed Resident Teaching Awards recognize, support, and reward exceptional teaching and mentoring by Duke residents and fellows. No more than 10% of the total residents and fellows receive awards on any year. As part of their awards, Mayberry and Ameri received lapel pins, an Appleseed pen, and a Starbucks gift card.

Among other comments, medical students shared the following words about their time with Mayberry and Ameri:

Jordan Mayberry, MD

  • “He modeled absolutely exemplary patient care and did so with such a joyous grin and sincerity. Jordan is a class act and phenomenal physician. Jordan always took time to teach very applicable clinical lessons and physical exam skills no matter how busy clinic was. He allowed medical students to have autonomy and become very involved in patient care.”

Nate Ameri, MD

  • “He was an excellent team leader who delegated tasks well and empowered students to play a large role in patient care. He always sought out learning opportunities for us and taught us as much as he could within the team's workflow. He brought a very encouraging, positive attitude to the team day in and day out and modeled a very connected, compassionate doctor-patient relationship with each of his patients.”


Ameri (left, bow tie), Mayberry, (center) and Wu pose after the award presentation.