A member of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine faculty in Temple was recognized with an award for outstanding teaching at a special ceremony and reception on September 21. Mohsen Shabahang, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of surgery at the College of Medicine’s clinical campus at Scott & White, received the Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Shabahang received a framed certificate and a check for $2,000.
Dr. Shabahang is a surgical oncologist. His focus of expertise involves removal of tumors and other cancer-related surgery. With the College of Medicine since 2002, Dr. Shabahang received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1997. He received his M.D. degree from the same institution in 1990. Prior to coming to the College of Medicine, Dr. Shabahang had a fellowship at the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center, and did his residency at Georgetown University. He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncologists and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Shabahang was selected for the Excellence in Teaching Award by means of a process involving nominations and letters of support from students and fellow faculty members at the College of Medicine. The award is given to recognize, encourage and reward superior classroom teachers. Awardees exhibit teaching methodologies, communications skills and a commitment to the learning process that exemplifies the meaning of teacher / mentor in its highest sense.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.
Scott & White is one of the largest multi-specialty group practices in the United States, and was established December 29, 1897, by Dr. Arthur C. Scott and Dr. Raleigh White Jr. The mission of Scott & White is to provide personalized comprehensive high-quality health care enhanced by medical education and research.

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