Dr. Timothy Yau Recipient of Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award

Dr. Timothy Yau with Dr. Eva Aagaard, Senior Associate Dean for Education, at the Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership award ceremony

Congratulations to Timothy Yau, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, who is one of three recipients of the Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Awards in Medical Student Education for 2019.  Presented yearly by the Office of Education (OE), the Goldstein awards recognize outstanding teaching and commitment to medical education.

The current awardees, Dr. Yau, Dr. Brian Edelson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Immunology, and Dr. Andrew White, James P. Keating Professor of Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, were recognized together with previous recipients at the OE annual spring dinner on March 7 at the St. Louis Club.

One of the highest honors School of Medicine teachers can achieve, the Goldstein Leadership Awards were established in 2000 by a gift from Samuel R. Goldstein, a prominent local philanthropist and longtime friend of the WU medical school.  Recipients are selected by a committee of faculty members.

“It’s an incredible honor to join such an amazing group of educators,” says Dr. Yau.  “It’s been wonderful teaching at this institution, and I am thrilled to be recognized for doing something that I love.”

Dr. Yau received his medical degree from Saint Louis University Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  He joined the Division of Nephrology in 2011 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and was named Course Director of the first and third year Practice of Medicine courses in 2016.  A respected and valued teacher, Yau has received seven Distinguished Service Teaching Awards since joining the faculty.   He is the creator of the popular award-winning Washington University Nephrology Web Video Series.  In 2017, Yau was appointed Social Media Editor for the American Journal of Kidney Disease and is currently on the faculty of the Nephrology Social Media Collective.

Previous recipients of the Goldstein Leadership from the Division of Nephrology include Professor Emeritus David Windus (2006), Professor Emeritus Stan Misler (2007), Professor of Medicine Will Ross (2012), and Associate Professor of Medicine Steven Cheng (2012).

Yau with previous awardees from the Division of Nephrology (from left) Drs. David Windus, Steven Cheng, Timothy Yau and Will Ross.

To read more about all three 2019 winners and see comments from nominators and mentors, see this article in the OE newsletter.  The awardees were also highlighted in an article on WU’s Office of Public Affairs website.