2022 Fialkow Scholars Award
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Stergachis, assistant professor (Medical Genetics), who is the 2022 recipient of the Fialkow Award.
The Fialkow Scholar Award is awarded annually to recognize the outstanding achievements of junior faculty in medicine in research, teaching, clinical work, and academic citizenship. The award honors the late UW Dean of Medicine and Chair of Medicine Dr. Philip Fialkow and his wife, the late Helen Fialkow.
Dr. Stergachis will formally receive the award and present at Medicine Grand Rounds in the fall.
Dr. Stergachis is board certified in both Clinical Genetics as well as Internal Medicine. His research and clinical practice investigate how alterations in the human genome impact human health and disease.
He received his BS in Biochemistry with honors from the University of Chicago, and joined the University of Washington Medical Scientists Training Program (MSTP) in 2007, where he completed his PhD in Genome Sciences.
After graduating from the University of Washington Medical School, he completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics and Genomics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. A Seattle native, Stergachis returned to the Division of Medical Genetics at the University of Washington in 2020.
He has received many awards, most recently the NIH Director's Early Independence Award and Burroughs Wellcome Career Awards for Medical Scientists.