The David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator Award

Bobby Chhabra

Dr. Bobby Chhabra is an award-winning orthopaedic surgeon with over twenty years of medical experience who has been the associate chief medical officer for surgical services for the University of Virginia Health System. He has been a faculty member at the University of Virginia since 2002 and has won numerous awards for his teaching, including the Charles W Miller Chief Resident Teaching Award, and the Robert Pruner Resident Teaching Award. Dr. Bobby Chhabra was nominated for the David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator Award in 2012.

The David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator Award is an award for full-time associate and full professors teaching in the faculty of medicine at the University of Virginia with a ten-year or longer track record of excellence in education. The award provides the winner with $10,000 dollars per year for five years, a membership in the Academy of Distinguished Educators, and the lifelong title of David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator.

In order to be nominated, a faculty member of the University of Virginia must submit an application including a CV, a nomination letter, and five letters of support from peers, students, and course directors. Nominations are due in June each year.

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