House Call Provider of the Year Award Winners
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House Call Provider Award Winners

Learn about all of AAHCM's awards or see the list of past House Call Provider award winners below.

Past Award Recipients

Dr. Cameron R. Hernandez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and the Division of General Internal Medicine at The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Manhattan. He then completed his fellowship in Geriatrics at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Hernandez joined the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, the largest academic home based primary care program in the country, after his fellowship and became the Associate Director of the program five years later. During his tenure with the program he helped develop, implement and manage multiple programs including the Nurse Practitioner Comanagement model, a team based primary care model and recently the Mobile Acute Care Team better known as hospital-at-home. In 2015 he was asked to take a much larger role at Mount Sinai as the Medical Director of Ambulatory Care. He now oversees 49 clinics from primary care to surgical subspecialty all while still remaining as the Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program.

Dr. Carla M. Perissinotto is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Carla is dedicated to working in both community and academic settings; she divides her clinical activities between a community health setting at the Over60 Health Center in Berkeley and in working with UCSF Care at Home--which provides medical care to home bound older adults.

Carla received her medical school training at Tufts University and completed both her Internal Medicine and Geriatrics training at UCSF. In addition, she holds a Masters in Health Science from Johns Hopkins University, from the Department of Population and Family Health. Carla's interests are in working with diverse communities and improving the training of internal medicine residents and all learners in the care of elderly patients with a particular focus on care in the home. Carla is also a recipient of the HRSA Geriatric Academic Career Award 2010-2015, with which she is developing curricula to teach a wide range of learners on the care of elderly patients in diverse settings. Carla has also gained national and international recognition for her research on the effects of loneliness on the health of older adults.

Helena Ross, LCSW-R, is the Florence Roswell Social Work Program Coordinator of the Visiting Doctors Program, (MSVD) and the Mobile Acute Care Team (MACT) Project at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Ms. Ross is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Social work, and has over twenty years of social work experience in a variety of settings including health care, mental health, and community advocacy.

Since joining the MSVD staff in 2006, she has fostered the growth of social work staffing from two to nine. Ms. Ross has developed many innovative processes that have helped expand the role and influence of the home visit social workers at Mount Sinai. This includes: clinical skills for the treatment of complex home bound patients, short-cutting sharing resources, focused advocacy, end of life and advanced care planning as well as founding an annual Interfaith Memorial Program. She has spoken about various aspects of the role of social work in house call medicine at both national and international meetings. Ms. Ross is co-author of a 2014 article, “The Critical Role of Social Work in Home Based Primary Care.

Dr. Sumir Sahgal, 2015 House Call Doctor of the Year

Pamela Eaton, MSN MA CRNP-A, 2015 House Call Clinician of the Year

Kristofer Smith, MD MPP, 2015 House Call Educator of the Year

Dr. Thomas Lally, 2014 House Call Doctor of the Year

R. Jeffrey Hulley, MS, DFAAPA PA-C, 2014 House Call Clinician of the Year

Namirah Jamshed, MD, 2014 House Call Educator of the Year

Dr. Cynthia Pinson, 2013 House Call Doctor of the Year

Barbara Sutton, MS RN ACHPN ANP-BC, 2013 House Call Clinician of the Year

Dr. Linda DeCherrie, 2012 House Call Doctor of the Year

Nancy Reyes, RN APN-C, House Call Clinician of the Year

Dr. Stephanie Bruce, 2011 House Call Doctor of the Year

Nurse Practitioner Kathryn Corbet, 2011 House Call Clinician of the Year

Jennifer Hayashi, MD, 2010 Eric Baron House Call Doctor of the Year

Silvia Chavez, MSN NP ANP-BC, 2010 House Call Clinician of the Year

Theresa A. Soriano, MD, 2009 Eric Baron House Call Doctor of the Year

Robin A. Beck, MD, 2008 Eric Baron House Call Doctor of the Year

Ancy Zacharia, MSN RN GNP, 2008 House Call Clinician of the Year

Andrew Lyons, MD, 2007 House Call Doctor of the Year

Deborah Bryant, MSN RN NP-C, 2007 House Call Clinician of the Year

Scharmaine Lawson, APRN FNP-C, 2007 House Call Clinician of the Year

Elizabeth Glazier, MD, 2006 House Call Doctor of the Year

George Taler, MD, 2006 Award Winner for Special Achievement

Bruce Grau, GNP, 2005 House Call Clinician of the Year

Dr. Lori Reaves, 2005 House Call Doctor of the Year

Benneth Husted, DO, 2004 House Call Doctor of the Year

Whitney Doiron, ANP CNP GNP, 2004 House Call Clinician of the Year

Larry W. Irvin, MD, Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Leslee Cochrane, MD

Eric DeJonge, MD

Ronald Primas, MD, 2002 House Call Doctor of the Year

Jon P. Salisbury, MD, 2001 House Call Doctor of the Year

Dr. George Rosenthal, 2000 House Call Doctor of the Year

Dr. Gresham Bayne, 1999 House Call Doctor of the Year

Thomas Cornwell, MD, 1998 House Call Doctor of the Year