EVMS Physician awarded prestigious teaching honor

Published 7:56 pm Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bruce Britton, associate professor of clinical family and community medicine at EVMS, presents the Pfizer Teacher Development Award to Anand Kapur, assistant professor of family and community medicine at EVMS.

Anand Kapur, assistant professor of family and community medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, is among a select group of physicians honored by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation for his commitment to education in the field of family medicine.

“I am honored to be selected by AAFP for this award and to be able to continue to give back to the community by making a donation to the EVMS free clinic that is in the final stages of development,” Dr. Kapur said.

Kapur received a 2010 Pfizer Teacher Development Award based on his scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and dedication to family medicine. He also received a $2,000 scholarship to further the development of his teaching skills and a $500 stipend that he elected to donate to a student-run free clinic being developed by EVMS.

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“Pfizer Teacher Development Awards spotlight the best of our profession: those in active practice who give of themselves to teach, mentor and inspire residents and students. Tomorrow’s family doctors and their patients will be better because of their efforts,” said Richard G. Roberts, AAFP Foundation president.

The Pfizer Teacher Development Awards Program recognizes outstanding, community-based family physicians who combine clinical practice with part-time teaching of family medicine. Each nomination is reviewed and scored by a panel appointed by the AAFP Foundation. The award provides funding for each recipient to attend an activity of choice to further their professional development and teaching skills.

Kapur is a member of EVMS’ volunteer community faculty and a practicing family physician in Suffolk and Norfolk. He earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and is a graduate of Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program.