UWSOM Faculty Awards, November 2023

Here is where we list the names of UWSOM faculty who have received awards. The listing comes from our bimonthly Faculty Newsletter. If you know of someone who should be acknowledged, please let us know at uwsomcom@uw.edu.

Dr. Laura Goodell honored for excellence

Dr. Goodell and her daughter, Beth.
Laura Marie Goodell, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, has received two awards. The UWSOM Department of Family Medicine presented her with the Award for Educational Excellence.
She also received a Montana Medical Association Award of Merit for “Excellence in Education” for her medical education activities, including precepting, Foundations teaching, and her role as the Stern Regional Faculty Educator for Montana.






Montana Academy of Family Physicians Physician of the Year Award

Neil Sun Rhodes, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, was honored with the Physician of the Year Aware with the Montana Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Sun Rhodes completed his medical and public health training at the Oregon Health Sciences University and the Montana Family Medicine Residency Program in Billings. He has assumed leadership roles on organizational, state and regional levels, as well as providing exemplary full scope care in the ER, primary care and inpatient settings.

Dr. Sun Rhodes provides compassionate evidence based, up-to-date care to his patients.  His mentorship of advanced practice providers and inexperience physicians has helped develop skilled clinicians, and he has been involved with medical education of medical students and residents.  He works with WWAMI on medical student clinical rotations.

As the point person for the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana in Browning, he has helped develop a meaningful residency rural rotation.  He is a great example of a full spectrum family medicine physician, doing everything from delivering babies, to managing blood pressure, to putting in chest tubes. He was honored at the annual MAFP conference at Chico Hot Springs this summer.