The Lee County Medical Society has honored seven Lee County Physicians for their outstanding contributions to medicine at the Fifth Annual Medical Service Awards.
Ira A. Zucker, M.D., was presented with The Award for Citizenship & Community Service for outstanding leadership and public service above and beyond the call of duty as a practicing physician. This includes service within the local community and abroad.
Joseph P. Walker & Glenn L. Wing, M.D., was presented with The Scientific Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding work in the areas of scientific medical research. This includes both basic science and clinical research.
Gary A. Goforth, M.D., was presented The Award for Health Education in recognition of being an exemplary physician who educates other physicians and health workers and for his dedication to caring for the medical community.
Jacob H. Goldberger, M.D., received the Leadership & Professionalism Award. This award underscores the Lee County Medical Society’s continuing dedication to the principles of medical ethics and the highest standards of medical practice.
Mark M. Geisler, was presented the Award of Appreciation for exemplary and a lasting contribution to the medical profession as a (non-physician) member of the medical profession.
Clifford W. Smith was presented the Distinguished Layperson’s Service Award for contributing to the achievement of the ideals of medicine through the advancement of medicine, medical science, medical research, medical education or medical care. This award includes those who support the medical profession through the delivery of medicine or medical research/education but are not themselves physicians, nurses, nurse practioners, physician assistants or other medical staff.
Barbara Siegel, wife of the late Alan D. Siegel, M.D., was presented with the “In Memory of an Outstanding Physician Award” in memory of Dr. Alan Siegel, an outstanding physician for substantial contributions to our medical community for his lasting and significant achievements in leadership medical ethics and professionalism.