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Olufunso Odunukan, M.B.B.S., receives ACGME David C. Leach Award

Olufunso Odunukan, M.B.B.S. (I’ 12, CV ’16), a former fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Florida, was one of two recipients of the ACGME David C. Leach Award. It was presented at the annual educational conference of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in February 2016. The Leach Award is the only one given to residents and fellows, and recognizes innovation and improvements to residency programs, advanced humanism in medicine, and increased efficiency and emphasis on educational outcomes.

Dr. Odunukan led his colleagues in the Mayo Fellows’ Association in pioneering the Fellows and Residents’ Health and Wellness Initiative. They joined forces with the Lyndra P. Daniel Center for Humanities in Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Florida in an initiative to combat symptoms of resident physician burnout by providing creative outlets using arts and the humanities.

He also was part of a panel at the American Medical Association’s 2015 annual meeting to discuss solutions to stress and burnout among graduate medical trainees. stepsforward.org/modules/physician-wellness.

Now Dr. Odunukan is a fellow in the Division of Interventional Cardiology at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, California.

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