Emerging Physician Leader Award and Scholarship

Recognizing promising physician leadership for a sustainable future

About the award and scholarship

The Emerging Physician Leader Award and Scholarship was established in 2018 by the Health Care Without Harm Physician Network, recognizing the importance of mentoring and supporting the next generation of physician sustainability champions.

The award recognizes a medical student, resident, or fellow who has demonstrated a passion for sustainable health care or a commitment to climate and health leadership.

Please support the next generation of health care sustainability leaders by making a donation to the Emerging Physician Leader and Award Scholarship Fund.

Thanks to our generous donors, we have awarded ten scholarships since 2019.


Opportunities for medical students, residents, or fellows

Award recipients will receive:

  • Free registration to CleanMed Kansas City from May 10-12
  • Up to three nights in the CleanMed Kansas City conference hotel
  • A travel stipend for transportation to and from the conference
  • A $1,000 grant to support an educational, advocacy, organizing, communication, research, or other project that aligns with the goals of the Health Care Without Harm Physician Network to support physician and medical student action to reduce the environmental impact of health delivery and promote climate-smart health care through mitigation, resilience, and leadership

Celebrating award recipients

2022 award recipients

Dr. Laura Donahue, Karly Hampshire, Stella Protopapas, Margaret Tharp, Dr. Katherine Velicki, Priya Dave (Blair and Georgia Sadler Fellow), Dr. Jacquelyn Piraquive (Blair and Georgia Sadler Fellow), Dr. Peter Trinh (Blair and Georgia Sadler Fellow), Carter White (Blair and Georgia Sadler Fellow)

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2021 award recipients

Raj FadaduDr. Ryan HallCasey PatnodeMiranda Ricart

Raj Fadadu, Dr. Ryan Hall, Casey Patnode, Miranda Ricart

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2020 recipients

Harleen Marwah

Harleen Marwah, Dr. Julia Schoen, Dr. Hari Shankar, Natasha Sood 

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2019 recipients

Dr. Hilary Ong & Dr. Emily Sbiroli

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