Six Department of Medicine physicians received the Knowlton Incentive for Excellence award during an award ceremony hosted by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital on November 28, 2022. The awards recognize and support medical residents who exemplify a compassionate spirit combined with outstanding knowledge and skill.
This year’s recipients include:
Tinu Aluko, MD, Rheumatology
Aisling Doyle, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care
Cassandra Fritz, MD, MPHS, Gastroenterology
Donald Hong, MD, Infectious Diseases
Sam Lindner, MD, Cardiovascular
Max Petersen, MD, PhD, Endocrinology
The awards program fund was established in 1984 by St. Louis real estate and business leader Charles J. Cella to honor his physician, Norman Knowlton Jr., MD, for his compassionate caregiving. Dr. Knowlton was a professor emeritus of clinical medicine in internal medicine at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Both men have since passed away.
The Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Fund at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital is stewarded by a committee chaired by Dr. Norman Knowlton, III. John Cella, Charles J. Cella’s son, serves on the committee as well. In the past 35 years, more than 200 awards have been given to fellows who have completed internal medicine residency programs, embody the “Knowlton spirit” of care, and are likely to practice in the St. Louis area.