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Member Achievements

The list of achievements of Phi Chi members is long and impressive ranging from appointments and elections to positions of national importance to local medical boards as well as awards received in as diverse a group. If you or a fellow member of Phi Chi has ever been the recipient of an award or recognition, held a position of national or international interest, founded a widely recognized company or been a part of a discovery that helped shape the world of science and medicine, please email the and we will be more than happy to include you in our records.

Last Name First Name Chapter/Year Achievements
Aceto Thomas, Jr. X 1954 -Chair of Pediatrics at St. Louis University
-Pediatrician-In-Chief at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
-Developed the Pediatric Research Institute
Appleby John Gavin ΣK 1952 -Charter member AOA, 1952
Bicknell Harold Ryan ΛΣ 1952 -Board of Directors of the Willis-Knighton Health System
-Member of the Tulane Caldwell Society
-The Willis-Knighton Portico Outpatient Surgery Center was named in his honor in 2005
-He was honored as Schumpert Hospital’s Doctor of the Year in 1994
-He received the Dr. Felix Formento Memorial Award from the Louisiana Public Health Association in 1980 for his long time work with Louisiana Handicap Children’s Services
-In 2003, he received the Easter Seals Award from the March of Dimes
-He also served the local Arthritis Foundation as Medical Director.
Branch Charles Π 1953 -Chairman Department of Neurosurgery 2001- Wake Forest University
-Awarded Eben Alexander, Jr. Professor 2002
Cooper Seth AA 1952 -President of Board of Directors of American Cancer Society
-President of the Board of Directors, St Thomas Health Services
Dexter Donald O 1951 -McDonough District Hospital Board of Directors Chairman
Fischer Stanton YP 1956 -Chief of Medicine 33rd Station Hospital, Bremerhaven, Germany
-Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for US Department of Transportation
-Johnson Space Center- consultant for astronaut selection program
-Kelsey-Seybold Clinic- Chairman of the Board of Directors
-Kelsey-Seybold Clinic- first Medical Director and Physician-in-Chief
-President of the Texas Thoracic Society
-President American Lung Association of Texas
-Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal- Laureate for 2000
-Alumni Service Award- University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Frymier Robert C. Γ 1958 -David M Worthen Award for Academic Excellence from UVA
Funk Martin ΦΣ 1956 -President Washington Psychiatric Society
Geer Thomas M. Σ 1956 -Brigadier General US Army
-Distinguished Service Medal
-Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster
-Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
-Army Commendation Medal
-National Defense Service Medal
-Vietnam Service Medal
-Army Service Ribbon
-Overseas Service Ribbon (two awards)
-Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross
-Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
-Army General Staff Identification Badge
Gruninger Robert P. ΦA 1956 -National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Co-Chair Chairman's Committee, Board of Trustees Treasurer
Hard Richard C. ΦP 1958 -Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine- Excellence in Teaching
Harrop Donald E. YP 1954 -Chairman of the Board and President of Kepro
-President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society
-Speaker of the Pennsylvania Medical Society's House of Delegates
-Honorary life member and President of the Pennsylvania State Coroners Association
-President International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners
Hiss Roland Ψ 1957 -1977 Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Michigan
Hoag Roger W. ΠΔΦ 1950 -2006 Outstanding Philanthropist- Association of Fundraising Professionals
Laros Gerald S. KP 1955 -Professor and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine University of Chicago
-Annual Gerald S. Laros Memorial Visiting Professor named in his honor
-Laros Lectureship named in his honor
-Gerald Laros Memorial Library named in his honor
-Director of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 1981-90
-President of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 1986-87
-1985-86 President of the Association of Orthopaedic
Laws Henry, II ΘΠ 1954 -Director of the Surgical Residency at the Norwood Clinic and Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala.
-Board of Governors ACS (1993-1999)
-Association of Program Directors in Surgery (president 1999-2000)
-Southeastern Surgical Congress (president 1997)
-Birmingham Surgical Society (president 1987)
-President Laproscopic Laparoscopy Practicum
Levine Robert Φ 1958 -2007-2008 Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award
-Director of Law, Policy and Ethics Core of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
-Director of the Donaghue Initiative on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Ethics
-President American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
-Chairman of the Connecticut Humanities Council
-Director of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
-Chair of Institutional Review Board at Yale-New Haven Medical Center (1969-2000)
-Chief of the Section of Clinical Pharmacology at Yale
-Chair of the Section on Medico-legal Matters and R&D Administration of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
-Chair of the Editorial Board of IRB
-2005 Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection
Lutz Joseph F. K 1954 -Director and Chief of Anesthesiology at Orange Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital
Mabery Trevor Ξ 1958 -1977 Medical Staff President at Medical City Hospital
McCullough Gerald W. OK 1954 -President 1979-1980 American College of Surgeons- Oklahoma chapter
-Oklahoma University College of Medicine Alumni Association- Physician of the Year 2009
McDonnald John O 1955 -2004 recognized with the John C. McDonald, MD, Endowed Chair in Surgery
-Honorary Chief of Surgery and First Chancellor of the Louisiana State University Medical School, Shreveport, LA
-1965-2000 Chancellor of New Orleans Medical Center
-Chairman of Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief for LSUMC Hospital
-Head of Transplantation at SUNY Buffalo, Meyer Memorial Hospital, and Deaconess Hospital
-Director of Transplantation at Charity Hospital, New Orleans
-Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons
-Founding member of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
-Founding member of the American Society of Transplant surgeons
-Founding member of the Shreveport Surgical Society
-President of the Surgical Association of Louisiana
-President of the American Society of Transplant surgeons
-President of the Halsted Society and the Southern Surgical Association
-1971 Arthur H. Shipley Award of the Southern Surgical Association
-1988 Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, Mississippi College
-1988, 1996 Clarence H. Webb Award for Outstanding Clinical Science Instructor, LSU Medical Center
-2002 55th Recipient of the Roswell Park Medal
-2002 Buffalo Surgical Society Honorary Fellow
-2003 Shreveport Medical Society Distinguished Service Award
-2004 Lifetime Achievement Award, South-Eastern Organ Procurement Foundation
McDonough Edward T. ΦA 1952 -Deputy Chief Medical Examiner of Connecticut
Okun Ronald ΠΔΦ 1958 -1953 Legge Preventive Medicine Award- University of California Medical Center
-Chairman, Committee on Pharmacy & Therapeutics, California Medical Association 1973- 1974
-President, American Academy Clinical Toxicology 1973
Overholt Victor YN 1950 -Medical Director- Southeastern District Health Department, Idaho
Pattee James J. XY 1953 -Creighton Alumni Merit Award
-President American Medical Directors Association
-James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education 1997
Penner John A. Ψ 1954 -1972 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Patient Care, Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
-1974 Mark Marshall Lecturer, Ann Arbor, Michigan
-1976 Elwood Sharp Lecturer, Blood Symposium, Wayne State University
-1982 Bertram Loeb Research Lecturer, Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
-1987 Distinguished Professor, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
-1996 – 2000 The “Best Doctors in America,”
-1998 American College of Physicians Laureate Award
-2002 Breslin Professor of Hematology
-2004 Resident Teaching Award, Ingham Regional Medical Center
-2004 Hemophilia Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
Pentecost Mark P. Σ 1953 -First Chairman- Piedmont Medical Center Board of Directors
Rhodes Rollie AA 1957 -Chief of Staff St. Francis Hospital, Oklahoma
-1985 President Tulsa County Medical Society
-Board of Governors to the Academy of Otolaryngology-H/N Surgery
-Allergy Education Director University of Oklahoma
Richardson William O 1951 -Director, Palmetto Poison Control Center
Ross John ΠΔΦ 1955 -2004 Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award
Ross Joseph Π 1954 -Established Vanderbilt's Emergency Medicine Department
-Established Lifeflight Air Ambulance Program
-1992 Chair of Emergency Medicine
-Associate Vice-Chancellor for Health Affairs, Emeritus
-Established Joseph C Ross MD Lectureship
Schwartz Walter F. TB 1955 -1994 Outstanding Service Award- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Shook Boyd Φ 1959 -Visiting Nurses Association Florence Nightingale Service Award 1992
-Oklahoma Society of Internal Medicine Internist Of The Year 1996
-Oklahoma Chapter of ACP-ASIM Laureate Award 1999
-ACP-ASIM Oscar E. Edwards Award for Volunteerism and Community Service 2000
-Oklahoma Society of Internal Medicine
 Chairman, Members Services Committee 1970 - 1980
 President 1981 - 1982
-American Society of Internal Medicine
 Chairman, Health Insurance Benefits Committee 1987
 Chairman, Reference Committee 1982
 Chairman, Component Societies Officers Conference 1984 - 1986
 Chairman, Rules Committee 1986
 Chairman, Hassle Factor Task Force 1989 – 1990
 President 1997
-American Medical Association, Chairman of Environment of Care Committee AMAP
-Oklahoma Foundation for Peer Review
 Chairman, Standards & Criteria Committee 1984 - 1987
 Chairman, Quality Committee 1984 - 1989
 Chairman, Appeals Committee 1984 - 1989
 President 1986 - 1988
-Commission On Laboratory Accreditation, Chairman, By-laws Committee 1987 - 1988
-Oklahoma County Medical Society
 Chairman, Quality of Care Committee 1980 - 1988
 President 1989
-Physicians Medical Plan of Oklahoma 1985 - 1989
 Board of Directors 1986 - 1987
 President 1987
-Roserock (Prudential) Medical Network
 Board of Directors 1986 - 1992
 Chairman, Utilization Review 1986 - 1992
Shriner John F. o 1950 -2009 Ira L Myers Service Award- Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Singleton George T. Ξ 1954 -1960 Research Award of the American
-1967 H.P. Mosher Memorial Award of Triological Society
-1990 President's Honor Award, Physician of the Year
-1990-2003 Listing in The Best Doctors in America
-Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
-George T. Singleton, MD Award, Department of Otolaryngology- University of Florida named for him
Standlee Earle G. Ξ 1954 -Major General US Army
Stewart Landis Ψ 1951 -Flying Physicians Association 2006-2007 Director
Youker James E. AM 1954 -Chairman of Radiology Medical College of Wisconsin 1968-2010
-President of the American Board of Medical Specialties 2000-2002
-Director of the Department of Radiology at the Milwaukee County Medical Complex
-Chairman of Radiology at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee
-Residency Review Committee for Radiology Chairman from 1988 to 1990
-President of the Society of Chairman of Academic Radiology Departments in 1972
-1997 Gold Medal of the Association of University Radiologists
-Gold Medal of the Radiological Society of North America in 2000
-2003 Gold Metal American College of Radiology

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