Medical Awards and Honors: DR. Ronney Abaza


Medical AwardsBest Doctors® award

2016
  • University of Toledo College of Medicine 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Columbus Monthly Top Doctors in Central Ohio
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors
  • OhioHealth Prism Award for Integrity
2015-16
  • Selected through peer nomination for “Best Doctors in America” (Best Doctors, Inc.)
2015
  • Certified physician, MD Anderson Cancer Network
  • Columbus Monthly Top Doctors in Central Ohio
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors
2014
  • Selected through peer nomination for “Best Doctors in America” (Best Doctors, Inc.)
  • OhioHealth System Prism Award for Excellence
  • Selected for American Urological Association International Academy Accredited Faculty
  • Second Prize, Best Videos, American Urological Association Annual Meeting (Orlando, FL)
  • First Place, Robotics/Laparoscopy Poster Session, North Central Section AUA (Chicago, IL)
  • OhioHealth Prism Award Nominee for Excellence and Compassion categories
  • Selected for “America’s Top Surgeons” by Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • Best Poster, “Robotic kidney transplantation with regional hypothermia: Evolution of a novel procedure utilizing the IDEAL guidelines (IDEAL Phase 0 and 1),” 29th Annual European Association of Urology Congress (Stockholm, Sweden)
2013
  • Columbus Business First “Forty Under 40” Award 
  • Peer-selected for “Best Doctors in America”
  • Third Prize, Ohio Urological Society Annual Resident Research Forum (Principal Investigator)
2011-12 
  • Peer-selected for “Best Doctors in America”
2010 
  • OSU Medical Center Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service
2009
  • Distinguished Robotic Surgeon Award: Pioneer of da Vinci Urologic Surgery (Intuitive Surgical, Inc)
  • Best Urology Poster and Best Overall Poster Awards, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • Elected to Fellowship, American College of Surgeons
  • Selected for Marquis “Who’s Who in America”
2008
  • Board Certified, American Board of Urology
  • Selected for “America’s Top Urologists” by Consumers’ Research Council of America
2007
  • Distinguished Medical Researcher Award (St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center)
2006
  • Distinguished Medical Researcher Award (St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center)
2005
  • Traveling Scholar of the American Urological Association North Central Section
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award
  • American Urological Association Praecis Gerald P. Murphy Scholar
1999
  • Nominated to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Research Awards

2013
  • Research Presentations featured as a Take Home Message at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting (Robotic Prostatectomy in the Obese and Morbidly Obese: Must we Delay or Deny?” and “ICG Dosing Strategy to Optimize Near Infrared Fluorescence Tumor Localization during Robotic Partial Nephrectomy”)
2011
  • Best Urology Paper, 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • First Honorable Mention, Best Videos, Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association
  • First Prize and Second Prize Overall, Ohio Urological Society Annual Resident Research Forum (Principal Investigator)
  • Research Presentation featured as a Take Home Message at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting (“Quality of Lymphadenectomy is Equivalent in Robotic and Open Cystectomy Using an Extended Template”)
  • First author of work featured as cover of Journal of Endourology, July issue 
  • First author of work featured as cover of European Urology, April issue
2010
  • Best Video, American Urologic Association North Central Section Annual Meeting
  • Research Presentation selected Highlight of the 28th World Congress of Endourology
  • Research Presentation featured as a Take Home Message at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting (“Results of Limited and Extended Robotic Lymphadenectomy for Prostate Cancer”)
2009
  • First Prize Overall, Ohio Urological Society Annual Resident Research Forum (Principal Investigator)
2008
  • Best Urology Poster and Best Overall Poster Awards, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, “Prediction and Implementation Strategies in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgical Education”
2007
  • First Prize Overall, Ohio Urological Society Annual Research Forum
  • First Prize Overall, Toledo Surgical Society Annual Research Forum
2006
  • First Prize Overall, Ohio Urological Society Annual Research Forum
  • First Prize Overall, Toledo Surgical Society Annual Research Forum
  • First Prize for Oral Presentations, St Vincent Mercy Medical Center Research Symposium
  • First Prize for Poster Presentations, St Vincent Mercy Medical Center Research Symposium
2005
  • First Prize Overall, Ohio Urological Society Annual Research Forum
  • First Prize Overall, Toledo Surgical Society Annual Research Forum
2004
  • First Prize Overall, Ohio Urological Society Annual Research Forum
  • First Prize Overall, Toledo Surgical Society Annual Research Forum
2003
  • First Prize (Clinical Category), Ohio Urological Society Annual Research Forum
  • First Prize (Clinical Category), Toledo Surgical Society Annual Research Forum

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