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AOA medical honor society inducts new members

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Published: April 22nd, 2016 • Category: Event, Medicine, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery
Twenty-two students were inducted into the AOA medical honor society March 17. Photo by W. Charles Poulton

Twenty-two students were inducted into the AOA medical honor society March 17. Photo by W. Charles Poulton

Alpha Omega Alpha, the prestigious national medical honor society, elected new members from the UF College of Medicine this year. Physicians elected into the society are recognized for their dedication to the profession and the art of healing. Membership in Alpha Omega Alpha is a lifelong honor and has been bestowed upon 150,000 members in its more than 100-year history. New members from the College of Medicine were inducted into the society at a banquet held March 17.

Alpha Omega Alpha chapters elect faculty, house staff, students and alumni each year to the society. UF faculty honored with this distinction include Tony Gregg, M.D., a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology; Marian Limacher, M.D., a professor in the department of medicine; and Margaret Lo, M.D., an associate professor in the department of medicine. In addition, four residents were inducted: Dianne Goede, M.D., chief resident in the department of medicine; Justin Hilliard, M.D., of the department of neurosurgery; Tyler Loftus, M.D., of the department of surgery; and Josh Kramer, M.D. ’13, of the department of medicine.

Alumnus Robert (Bob) Phillips, M.D. ’95, M.S.P.H., a professor of family medicine at Georgetown University and vice president for research and policy at the American Board of Family Medicine, has also been chosen as a new member. Dr. Phillips, a member of the Institute of Medicine, will also be this year’s College of Medicine commencement speaker.

Twenty-two students were elected and recognized at the banquet as well. These students represent the top 15 percent of the class not only in terms of academic achievement but also service, leadership and professionalism.

  • Jacob Burns
  • William (Billy) Kennedy
  • Yincheng Cai
  • Shivam Kharod
  • Andrea Caplin
  • Andrew Kitchen
  • Fernando Carlo
  • Jennifer Kuo
  • Sean Connolly
  • Samuel Lipten
  • Mark Correa
  • Michelle Melanson
  • Camila Diaz
  • Nicole Melanson
  • Catherine Edmonson
  • Amanda Sacino
  • Gileno Fonseca Filho
  • Shayla Salgado
  • Carl Herndon
  • Jared Sninsky
  • Rachael Hilton
  • Sarah Thomas

Photos by W. Charles Poulton

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