We Are So Honored!
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
This year, 54 members of the College of Medicine community were inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Election to AOA signifies the physician's dedication to the art and profession of healing. The College of Medicine chapter (Delta Zeta) presented its Volunteer Faculty Award to Andrew McNeil, MD, in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center.
The alumni inductees were Paul R. Gittens, MD '03, a urologist who is medical director of the Philadelphia Center for Sexual Medicine, and Robert Hyun Cho, MD '04, Orthopaedics Residency '09, chief of staff at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Los Angeles. The faculty inductees were Drs. Theodore Fallon Jr., Psychiatry; Peter D. Pizzutillo, Pediatrics; Juan Lucas Poggio, Surgery; B. Brent Simmons, Family Medicine; and David E. Stein, Surgery. Drs. William Hochgertel, a pediatrics resident at St. Christopher's, and Christina Payne, a rheumatology fellow, were the inducted trainees. Student inductees are listed below.
Gold Humanism Honor Society
The Gold Humanism Honor Society recognizes students, residents and faculty who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and who serve as role models, mentors and leaders in medicine. Seniors are nominated for induction by their peers; house staff are nominated by the Drexel chapter; faculty members are chosen by a committee of faculty and administration.
The newest members are faculty Drs. Greg Alleyne, Ob/Gyn; Kevin D'Mello, Medicine; John Fobia, Surgery; and Katie McPeak, Pediatrics; house staff Drs. Alvaro Galvez, Surgery; Kevin Gu, Medicine; William Hochgertel, Pediatrics; Nakul Rao, Surgery; Kevin Rurak, Medicine; Kunal Shah, Medicine; Omar Sheriff, Medicine; Nicole Stutzman, Pediatrics; and Sumra Tayebaly, Ob/Gyn (previously elected). Student inductees are listed below.
Attending the joint AOA and Gold Society banquet are (l-r, sitting) Drs. William Hochgertel, Greg Alleyne, Christina Payne, Nicole Stutzman, Paul Gittens, Brent Simmons and Peter Pizzutillo; (standing) Drs. Valerie Weber, Kevin Rurak, Kunal Shah, Amy Fuchs, Kevin Gu, Omar Sheriff, Nakul Rao, Katie McPeak (speaker and GHHS inductee) Steven Rosenzweig, Kathleen Ryan, Theodore Fallon and Kevin D’Mello. The dinner was held at the Germantown Cricket Club on May 16.
Class of 2018 Inductees
Mitchell MacCready, Jr.
Mitchell MacCready, Jr.
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