New award honors “Papa Joe” McNerney, excellence in internal medicine

Joseph “Papa Joe” McNerney, D.O.’37, was a pioneer in internal medicine and a practitioner, lecturer and teacher for more than 50 years. His deep commitment to patient care, osteopathic medicine and medical education inspired and enhanced decades’ worth of students, interns, residents and fellow physicians.

Oh the humanity!

The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) honors select medical students, residents, physician teachers and others for “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service” – in a word, humanism.

Too poor to boil water

Delivering health care in a third-world country can test any provider’s mettle. Heather Fowler has shown hers is made of steel.

Living life to an exhilarating extreme

Orthopedic surgeon, Ironman, endurance athlete, triathlete, team doctor, sports medicine symposium leader and father, Gerardo Goldberger says, “Multi-tasking is second nature.”

DMU grad ‘America’s most loved’ doctor

Thomas Selznick, D.O.’81, dearly loves being a doctor. The family physician in Livonia, MI, doesn’t mind the stress or long hours. He gives patients his cell phone number and always answers when they call.

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