Saul Jeck, D.O.’57, professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), received the college’s highest award, the O.J. Snyder Memorial Medal, on Jan. 25 at its annual Founders’ Day celebration.
A practicing obstetrician and gynecologist since 1957, Jeck joined PCOM in 1990. As the practice of medicine has advanced over the decades, he has embraced new technology and encouraged his students to do the same.
“I encourage my students to imagine something that we are doing today in obstetrics and gynecology that will be done completely differently 10 years from now,” he says.
In addition to teaching and providing patient care, Jeck has served PCOM as a member of numerous committees over the years. He has served the osteopathic profession, too, as president of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which recognized his outstanding contributions with numerous awards. In 2004, he was named to the American Osteopathic Association Mentor Hall of Fame. At PCOM, he twice received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, the Dean’s Appreciation Award and a Distinguished Service Award for the obstetrics and gynecology residency program. Jeck and his wife, Sheila, reside in Elkins Park, PA.