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Message from the Dean

I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to the 2020 Alumni Award recipients. We are proud to recognize their professional achievements and contributions to medicine, and honor them as representatives of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

One of our most fundamental tenets is the strength and spirit of our alumni community. Together, we all share in the pursuit of excellence—in our work and in supporting one another. We recognize this year’s Alumni Award recipients for exemplifying that pursuit and celebrate their commitment to the values that define a Temple Made physician: exceptional care for their patients, generosity of spirit and a passion for serving others.

John M. Daly MD '73

Interim Dean and Dean Emeritus

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

 

Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Alumna of the Year Award

Recognizing outstanding contributions to medicine

Jacqueline Mendivil-Cox, MD '95

Jacqueline Mendivil-Cox, MD '95 serves as a Medical Oncologist at the Fairbanks Cancer Treatment Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. 

The daughter of an Air Force physician Dr. Jacqueline Cox was privileged to live in several locations before her family settled in northern California and opened a practice in San Francisco's Mission District.  Dr. Cox earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at the University of California, Davis.  Dr. Cox attended Temple University Medical School and went on to do her internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota.  There, she was chosen to serve as Chief Resident, a selection based on both clinical and leadership skills.  After her Chief year, Dr. Cox served in the role of Clinical Instructor and was voted Teacher of the Year by University of Minnesota residents and interns.  Dr. Cox then moved to Seattle where she entered a hematology and oncology fellowship at the University of Washington. 

Dr. Cox made the trek to Fairbanks in January of 2005 via the ferry to Haines and then the Alcan with her two young children, husband and dog, all crammed into a ’98 Subaru station wagon.  It has been an adventure ever since.  She and her husband, Dr. Andrew Cox, both joined the practice of Dr. J. Michael Carroll.  She has found Fairbanks to be a wonderful place to both practice medicine and raise a family.  She is grateful for the many opportunities the town affords its children to participate in sports and the arts. 

Dr. Jacqueline Cox serves as the Breast Program Director for the J. Michael Carroll Cancer Center’s National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), and as the Cancer Conference Coordinator for the Commission on Cancer (COC). 

 

The Alumni Achievement Award

Recognizing alumni whose contributions to medicine have had a lasting impact

Darilyn Moyer, MD '85​

Darilyn V. Moyer, MD '85, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Physicians (ACP). 

Board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Moyer has been a Fellow of ACP (FACP) since 1995. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. She has served on ACP’s Board of Regents, which manages the business and affairs of ACP and is the main policy-making body of the College, chaired ACP’s Board of Governors, and served as Governor of ACP’s Pennsylvania Southeastern Chapter. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Council of Medical Subspecialty Societies and is the President-elect, and is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative. Dr. Moyer is a member of Women of Impact and is the 2020 Recipient of the American Medical Women’s Association Elizabeth Blackwell Award. 

Prior to becoming ACP’s EVP and CEO, Dr. Moyer was a Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She was previously the Co-Faculty Advisor for the Temple University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Interest Group and for the Temple University School of Medicine Student Educating About Healthcare Policy Group. She received the Temple University School of Medicine Women in Medicine Mentoring Award in 2012. 

Dr. Moyer’s research and scholarly activity interests and presentations have been in the areas of medical education, high value care, patient safety, professionalism and digital media, gender equity, and HIV/infectious diseases. 

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior, Biology and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital and served as a Chief Resident/Clinical Instructor of Medicine. She went on to complete an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. Dr. Moyer currently practices part time at the Temple University Internal Medicine Associates. 

 

The Alumni Service Award

Honoring outstanding alumni with exemplary records of service and generosity to the school

S. Jay Hirsh, MD '70  

Hirsh Dr. Hirsh served as the President of Delaware County Urologic Associates from 1977 until his retirement in 2012. He is a two time graduate of Temple University, having received his BA in Biology in 1966, and his MD in 1970. Dr. Hirsh returned to Temple to complete a residency in Ob/gyn, and completed his post graduate training at Albert Einstein  Medical Center with a residency in Urology in 1976. After a year at Kurten Medical Center in Racine, Wisconsin, Dr. Hirsh returned to the Philadelphia area to begin his urology practice in Upland, PA.

Never losing his Temple Pride, in 2019, Dr. Hirsh made a gift of $1 million to the Schneck Gross Anatomy Lab at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine—a gift to the school that helped shape his career as a doctor. His donation will create the S. Jay Hirsh, MD Endowed Anatomy Lab Fund, which will help ensure students in the lab always have access to the most sophisticated environment and tools for teaching and learning. Working in the lab taught Hirsh a great deal besides anatomy: 

“It taught me that I was now part of a group of very special men and women who were on a long journey to becoming a doctor,” he said. “It taught me companionship. It taught me family values,” and “it taught me to respect the body that we were working on.” Hirsh had wanted to make a significant gift to the Katz School of Medicine for a long time. “It wasn’t something new. It was something I always wanted to do,” he said. “Because Temple, this institution was the first institution that really made me believe that I was part of their family.” “That’s something that got me through medical school, being, feeling like I was part of that place. It meant so much to me.”

 

Jane Ferry, MD '80​

Dr. Ferry has been a member of the Medical Staff of Grand View Health since 1985 and has functioned as the Chief Medical Officer since 1990. Prior to accepting the CMO position, she served as chairman of Grand View’s Department of Emergency Medicine.

For her undergraduate degree, Dr. Ferry attended LaSalle College in Philadelphia where she studied Biology. Afterwards, she continued her education to earn a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine.

After training in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Dr. Ferry entered the field of Emergency Medicine and earned fellowship status with the American College of Emergency Medicine in 1987. In 2010, Dr. Ferry completed the Masters in Medical Management program at Carnegie Mellon University – Heinz College.

Blair in Kenya, a non-profit educational mission working in rural Kenya, opened a door for Dr. Ferry’s long standing interest in mission work. Partnering with Blair in Kenya since 2012, she has led a group of medical providers in the development of clinical programs in villages in western Kenya.

Dr. Ferry thanks Dean Daly and the Temple University School of Medicine for supporting and shaping her values in leading the delivery of compassionate care to both the Grand View and larger global communities with whom she has worked.

 

The Emerging Leader Award

Honoring exemplary leadership and promise in medicine

Sarah F. Moyer, MD '10​

Sarah MoyerAs the Chief Health Strategist for the city of Louisville, KY, Dr. Sarah Moyer believes engaging all parts of the community to implement bold, innovative ideas will lead to improved health outcomes for everyone.  

Dr. Moyer is a well-respected and much sought-after leader in public health. Recently, the de Beaumont Foundation named her one of 40 Under 40 national leaders in public health. She’s a convener who has brought together hundreds of partners across all sectors of the community to reduce infant mortality rates, increase the number of people trained in suicide prevention, and stopped one of the worst hepatitis A outbreaks in the country in a manner that was called the “gold standard” of disease outbreak response by the Centers for Disease Control. 

Under Dr. Moyer’s leadership, Louisville’s Smoke-Free Ordinance expanded to include electronic cigarettes and hookah products, healthy vending guidelines were implemented for Louisville Metro Government, and Kentucky’s first Syringe Exchange Program, an evidence-based harm reduction strategy to reduce the spread of diseases to people who inject drugs, was established at the department’s headquarters on Gray Street. Dr. Moyer also led the department in achieving national accreditation.  In 2017 Dr. Moyer and her team released the 2017 Health Equity Report, a tool for policy makers and residents to better understand how they can create more equitable policies and practices. In early 2018 Mayor Fisher joined her in releasing Hope, Healing and Recovery Louisville’s plan to reduce substance use disorder.  

Dr. Moyer earned a Doctor of Medicine from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at the Wake Forest School of Medicine and earned a Master’s in Public Health with honors from Dartmouth. She earned her undergraduate degree from Colorado College. 

Dr. Moyer volunteers her time by serving as a mentor for middle school girls through the “Girls Will” program at Olmstead Academy. She also serves on the board of directors for the Kentucky Science Center, the Greater Louisville Medical Society and the Louisville Primary Care Association.  

Dr. Moyer is a 2018 recipient of the MediStar Healthcare Advocacy Award as well as the Kentucky Public Health Association’s Trailblazer award. 

She is married to Dr. Jed Moyer, a pediatric orthopedic physician with Norton Healthcare. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and their four children, playing in nature and exploring Louisville’s amazing parks and playgrounds.  

 

Hannah Ravreby, MD '10

Dr. Hannah Ravreby, MD is a clinician educator and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Hospital Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine.  She received her BA at Cornell University in 2005 and her medical degree at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine in 2010.  She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania before coming back to Temple to join the faculty in 2013.   

At Temple she has been heavily involved in both undergraduate and graduate medical education. She has been the Director of the Medicine Clerkship since 2014; is key faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program; revised and directs a robust “Residents as Teachers and Leaders Curriculum”; and co-founded and co-directs a Medical Education track for the medicine residents.   

She is a member of the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine national organization, serving as a member of their national Program Planning Committee.  She has given multiple workshops on teaching skills, evaluation, and assessment of learners locally and nationally.  She has been the recipient of the Russell and Pearl Moses Memorial Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching, the Faculty Education Excellence Award, and the Department of Medicine’s Outstanding junior Faculty Educator Award.   

Her husband, Daniel Mueller, MD LKSOM ’10, is an Infectious Diseases specialist at Temple University Hospital, and they have two children, Owen (5) and Riley (4 months). 

 

 

The Honored Professor Award

For Katz School of Medicine Faculty who exemplify the knowledge and values that Temple strives to instill

Daniel Eun, MD '01​

As director of Temple’s Robotic Urologic Surgery Fellowship Training Program and Chief of Robotic Surgical Services, Dr. Eun is an active member of the teaching faculty of Temple University School of Medicine, working closely with medical students, residents and fellows.  

Dr. Eun currently runs a regional high-volume referral practice for robotic treatment of genitourinary oncology as well as complex reconstructive surgery of the kidney, ureter, prostate and bladder. He has performed over 3000  robotic procedures and more than 50 different types of robotic procedures. Dr. Eun is regarded as a thought leader in advanced robotic surgery techniques, robotic procedure development and advanced level robotic surgical training.  

Dr. Eun earned his BS in Biology from Pennsylvania State University, MD from Temple University School of Medicine, and completed a general surgery internship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Eun then went on to complete a urology residency and an 18-month minimally invasive urologic robotic oncology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital’s Vattikuti Urology Institute in Detroit. 

Since 2008, Dr. Eun has offered a fellowship and currently offers a one year fellowship in robotic urologic oncology and reconstructive surgery at Temple University Hospital.  He has extensively published peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and video teaching guides. Dr. Eun has lectured or taught courses in over a dozen countries and for numerous international societies. He has performed over 50 live robotic surgery demonstrations at various international university medical centers and at large conference venues such as the American Urologic Association and North American Robotic Urologic Symposium. In 2015, Dr.Eun was appointed as an honorary Professor of Urology at Nanchang University in the People’s Republic of China for his numerous teaching contributions.