Inducting the class of 1967
Richard E. Black, MD ’70
For his significant contributions to the field of medicine. Dr. Black has committed his entire surgical career to the U of U—working 33 years as a faculty member. A master technical surgeon, he has mentored medical students, surgical residents, and pediatric surgeons and volunteered in El Salvador, Belize, and Guatemala, teaching surgeons plastic surgery techniques.
Charles W. Sorenson
MD, FACS, House Staff ’82
For his service to the community. As president emeritus, Dr. Sorenson has led Intermountain Healthcare in implementing a disciplined and system-wide focus on clinical and operational practices aimed at producing measurably better outcomes for patients at sustainable costs.
Geoff Tabin, MD
For his commitment to global health. Dr. Tabin has traveled the world conducting sight restoring surgeries and training local doctors. In 2009, he was named an “unsung hero” by the Dalai Lama for his dedication to eradicating unnecessary world blindness and implementing a model for sustainable ophthalmic care in the developing world.
SOUTHWICK PRIZE IN CLINICAL MEDICINE AND TEACHING
Barry Stults, MD, House Staff ’78
For his exceptional teaching and mentorship. Dr. Stults joined the University of Utah Division of General Medicine in 1979, and in 1998 he became chief of the division, a position he held until March 2017. During his career, he directed a residency program, worked at University Hospital and the VA Medical Center, and helped develop the Medical Interviewing/Physical Diagnosis Course in the School of Medicine.
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