Ted M. Burns Humanism in Neurology Award – 2021

2021 recipient

John Quinlan, MD

The Ted Burns Humanism in Neurology Award acknowledges the influence of the most benevolent and innovative in the field. The award aims to celebrate neurologists whose work embodies humanism–in patient care, education, advocacy and everyday encounters. By recognizing outstanding neurologists, the award aims to inspire others to improve healthcare delivery and the lives of their colleagues and patients.

Dr. Quinlan is one of those rare individuals who has accomplished a tremendous amount in all domains of teaching, patient care, and research. Over the past 33 years, he has been an outstanding neurologist, exceptional scholar, and an educational leader within the neuromuscular field, as well as a leader in general within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Medical Center. Dr. Quinlan’s charismatic and self-effacing style has made him a perennial favorite of students. His numerous recognitions point to his exceptional qualities, not only as a teacher, but also as a wonderful human being who inspires students, colleagues, and patients with his knowledge, integrity, down-to-earth style, and self-deprecating humor.