Cyril Sahyoun, MD, of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, is this year’s recipient of the Major Clinical Year Outstanding Teacher Award by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Class of 2016. Read on.
While he has only been the director of medical student education in this division since July, Dr. Sahyoun has maintained and enhanced a learning environment and experience for the pediatric clerkship, giving students autonomy and independence while at the same time providing them with rich feedback and massive amounts of teaching.
Dr. Sahyoun received a Bachelor of Science from Goucher College in 2001, and MD from Georgetown University in 2006. For his post graduate training, Dr. Sahyoun served as an intern and resident for pediatrics at CUMC/NYP from 2006-2009, and as a fellow in pediatric emergency medicine for Children’s Hospital Boston from 2009-2012.
As a practicing physician, he specializes in procedural sedation and analgesia, ultrasound, sepsis, and diabetic ketoacidosis.
In addition to receiving the prestigious Major Clinical Year Outstanding Teacher Award, Dr. Sahyoun has received numerous other honors, including The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for the Children’s Hospital of New York/Columbia University Medical Center in 2007, and Physician of the Year for the Children’s Hospital of New York/Columbia University Medical Center in 2008.