June 20, 2012
The Duke Department of Pediatrics has honored Clay Bordley, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Professor in Surgery, Chief of the Pediatric Division of Hospital and Emergency Medicine, and Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department with the Faculty Mentoring Award. This award recognizes mentoring excellence by a department faculty member who exemplifies a deep commitment to fostering the professional and personal development of trainees and junior faculty in any or all aspects of faculty or trainee responsibilities, including patient care, education, research, and advocacy.
Bordley is nationally recognized as an innovative educator and an outstanding clinician in pediatric emergency medicine. His research goals focus on pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric procedural sedation, pediatric hospitalist medicine, quality improvement, and bronchiolitis. Bordley’s reputation as an accessible mentor who fosters a positive environment of openness and creativity was evident in the letters of recommendation supporting his nomination.
Bordley received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1986 and completed his residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 1990. He completed a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and an MPH at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1993.
First awarded in 2011, the mentoring awards will be an ongoing recognition program, open to all department faculty members who have been at Duke for at least three years. Other nominees for this year’s award included Michael Freemark, MD; Ronald Goldberg, MD; Dan Wechsler, MD, PhD and David Turner, MD.