The Alfred Blalock Surgical Resident Award

The Alfred Blalock Award was established in 1988 to honor the resident whose published laboratory or clinical research marks an outstanding contribution to medical research.

The Joseph W. and Bonnie J Graves Award in Surgery

The Joseph W. and Bonnie J. Graves Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes commitment, interest, and effectiveness in the teaching of fellow residents as selected by colleagues in the Vanderbilt University General Surgery Residency Training Program.

The Harwell Wilson Award for Surgical Excellence

Given annually to the Chief Resident who epitomizes the ideas of patient care, research, and teaching.

The William (Bill) Riordan Jr., M.D. Resident Award

The William (Bill) Riordan Resident Award has been established to recognize a general surgery resident, nominated by the graduating chief resident class, who best exemplifies Dr. Riordan's qualities of compassion, dedication, drive, and the unsullied cultivation of the harmony that brought the team together to work for one goal: to heal the patient.