Dr. Hooper and Same Lee

The newest members of the EVMS Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) were inducted on April 18.

GHHS recognizes individuals for practicing patient-centered medical care by modeling the qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy.

Members may be selected as third-year medical students. Residents, faculty and administrators may also be recognized for humanistic practice at various stages in their career.

Humanism in medicine describes relationships between physicians and their patients that are respectful and compassionate. It is reflected in attitudes and behaviors that are sensitive to the values, autonomy, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds of others.


2019 Inductees


Medical Students

Samir Abu-Hamad

Signe Braafladt

Seth Burack

Samantha Carlton

Phillip Connell

Ellen Dowling

Micah Duggins-Warf

Anna Fairfax

Matthew Freedman

Christian Klein

Allen Ko

Sara Manning

Fiora McRae

Adam Mullet

Megan O’Connor

Jerrah Pickle

Juhi Ramchandani

Kimberly Seymour

Ruth Stockton

Bhavi Vohra

Seth Warren

Justin Yaworsky



Racquel Chahal, MD (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Branden Deyerle, MD (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Peter Farmer, MD (Pediatrics)

Sharese Jefferson, MD (Family Medicine)

Anthony Trace, MD (Radiology)

Andrew Wang, MD (Urology)



B. Mitchell Goodman, MD (Internal Medicine)

Alexandra P. Leader, MD (Pediatric Emergency Medicine)

Scott T. Vergano, MD (Pediatrics)