Medfield resident Dr. Steven C. Borkan was named Educator of the Year in Clerkship from Boston University School of Medicine.

This award recognizes BUSM educators who provide excellence in teaching and mentoring. Awards are given annually in the areas of pre-clinical sciences, clinical sciences and graduate medical sciences.

Borkan is an associate professor of medicine, an attending physician in the renal section at BMC and co-director of the MD-PhD Training Program at BUSM. His interests include the education of medical students and house staff, basic research in acute kidney injury and the care of underserved patients with both general medical and renal diseases. He is the senior author of numerous publications in the pathobiology of renal cell injury during acute kidney injury and has been a National Institutes of Health-funded principal investigator for 20 years. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching from medical students, house staff and colleagues at BMC.

Borkan’s nominators commented, “He is an outstanding clinical preceptor. His strengths lay in his kindness and dedication to teaching students and interns. He truly cared about our educational experience … He really encouraged students to be involved in patient care and take responsibility for patients.”

BUSM and Division of Graduate Medical Sciences students nominate faculty in each category. The awards committee and student representatives work together to select the winners from the nominees.