61st Annual Alumni Awards

The University of Missouri School of Medicine and Medical Alumni Organization will present their most prestigious awards to graduates and supporters on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Reynolds Alumni Center in Columbia. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception followed by dinner and a program at 7 p.m. All alumni and supporters are invited to attend.

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2018 Award Recipients

Citation of Merit

Terry Smith, MD ’75
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dr. Smith, the Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan, is an internationally-known endocrinologist who has studied Graves’ disease, its eye manifestations, and related autoimmune disease for over 20 years. Dr. Smith’s laboratory was first to describe the unique molecular attributes of tissue surrounding the eye that make it susceptible to inflammation in Graves’ disease.

Honorary Medical Alumni

Michael Ashley, MD
Surgeon
Springfield, Missouri

Joseph Corrado, MD
Surgeon and President Elect, Missouri State Medical Association
Mexico, Missouri 

Distinguished Service

Susan Even, MD ’80
Executive Director, MU Student Health Center
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, Missouri

Russell Hall, MD ’75
J. Lamar Callaway Professor of Dermatology
Chair, Department of Dermatology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina

Neal Gray, MD ’66
Founding Member
Tejas Anesthesia
San Antonio, Texas

Outstanding Young Physicians

Benson Hsu, MD ’05, MBA, FAAP
Chief Medical Analytics Officer
Sanford Health
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Christine White, MD ’04
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Burnet Campus
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Lana Zerrer, MD ’99
Chief of Staff
Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
Columbia, Missouri