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A legacy that dates back to 1943

Journey back in time to visit the impressive careers of previous winners of the Ho Din, the Medical School's top honor

Left image: Ed Cary III presents the Ho Din Award to Andrew Avery, M.D., (far left) in 2014. Mr. Cary is the grandson of Edward H. Cary, M.D., the first President of Southwestern Medical Foundation and an honorary Ho Din recipient. Right image: Honoring the Ho Din legacy, Cayenne Price, M.D., received the award in 2022. She is a current Resident in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern.

Ho Din Award Winners through the years

YearWinnerCurrent or last known positionSpecialty
2022 Cayenne Price, M.D. Resident, UTSW Anesthesiology and Pain Management
2021 Natasha Houshmand, M.D. Resident, Johns Hopkins Medicine Surgery
2020 Priyanka Gaur, M.D., M.P.H. Resident, Johns Hopkins Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology
2019 Bethany Werner, M.D. Physician, Texas Health Presbyterian Obstetrics and Gynecology
2018 Philip D. Tolley, M.D. Resident, Univ. of Washington Medical Center Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2017 Lauren Elizabeth Kolski, M.D UTSW/Parkland Health Radiology
2016 Samuel T. Parnell, M.D. Assistant Professor, UTSW Emergency Medicine
2016 Donald W. Seldin, M.D.* Professor/Chairman Emeritus, UTSW Internal Medicine
2015 Laurie Seidel, M.D.  Assistant Professor, Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine and Medical Toxicology
2014 Andrew Avery, M.D. General surgeon, Nashville    Anesthesiology, Surgery
2013 David Leverenz, M.D. Rheumatologist, Assistant Professor Duke University Hospital Rheumatology
2012 Thomas Heyne, M.D. Mass. General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Hospitalist Medicine
2011 Geof LeBus, M.D. Orthopedic specialist and surgeon, Texas Orthopaedic Associates, Fort Worth Orthopedic Surgery
2010 Michael Van Hal, M.D. Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, UTSW Orthopedic Surgery
2009 (Stanley) Tyler Hollmig, M.D. Associate Professor of Dermatology, Dell Medical School; Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, Ascension Texas Internal Medicine
2008 Sara Lindsey, M.D. Radiologist, Christus Santa Rosa Health System-San Antonio Radiology
2008 Joshua D. Mitchell, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine and Dir. Cardio-Oncology Ctr. of Excellence at Washington Univ. School of Medicine in St. Louis Cardio-Oncology
2007 James B. Cutrell, M.D. Prog. Director, Infectious Diseases; Assoc. Prof., Internal Medicine, UTSW Infectious Diseases
2006 Hayden Schwenk, M.D. Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford Medicine, Children’s Health Pediatric Infectious Diseases
2005 Michael Paul Herman, M.D. Urologist, Rockville Centre, N.Y. Urology
2004 William F. Schmalsteig, M.D. Associate Professor, Prog. Dir., Adult Neurology Residency, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School Neurology
2003 James Isbell, M.D. Thoracic Surgical Oncologist and Intensivist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester, N.Y. Thoracic Surgical Oncology
2002 Christine Kulstad, M.D. Writer, Dallas area Emergency Medicine
2001  Preeti Malladi, M.D.  Bariatric surgeon, Malladi Bariatrics and Advanced Surgery, Dallas/Plano Bariatric, Obesity, General Surgery
2000 Kerry Brandt Dunbar, M.D., Ph.D. Section Chief, Dallas VA Medical Center; Professor of Internal Medicine, UTSW Internal Medicine
1999 Lance E. Oxford, M.D. Otolaryngologist, Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialty Care, Dallas Otolaryngology
1998 Shannon Neville (Houghton), M.D.* Resident, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Internal Medicine
1999 Lance E. Oxford, M.D. Otolaryngologist, Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialty Care, Dallas Otolaryngology
1998 Shannon Neville (Houghton), M.D.* Resident, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Internal Medicine
1997 David W. Wimberley, M.D. Private practice, Fondren Orthopedic Group, Houston

Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine

1996 Elizabeth Andrews Kassanoff, M.D. Concierge Internal Medicine, North Texas Preferred Health Partners Internal Medicine
1995 George N. Papaliodis, M.D. Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School Ophthalmology
1995 Charles Cameron Sprague, M.D.* First President of UTSW Hematology
1994  Joe K. Wells III, M.D. Vascular surgeon, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons of Central Texas Vascular Surgery
1993 Robert Charles Kowal, M.D., Ph.D. Vice Pres. and Gen. Mgr., Cardiac Pacing Therapies Division, Medtronic Cardiology
1992 Thomas Alonzo West, M.D. Director, Surgical Critical Care, Envision Healthcare Surgery
1991 Patricia Ashley, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine Pediatrics
1990 Mary Bridget Carter, M.D. Founder, Doctor Talk Surgery
1990 Bryan Williams, M.D.* Assoc. Dean for Alumni Affairs, UTSW Cardiology
1989 Philip Anthony George Karpos, M.D. Orthopedic surgeon, Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance, Nashville Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Mary Zieglschmid-Adams, M.D. Private Practice, Arlington, Texas Dermatology
1987 Clifford Richards Lyons, M.D.  Hematologist, Albuquerque, N.M. Hematology
1986 Preston H. Blomquist, M.D. Professor of Ophthalmology, UTSW Ophthalmology
1985 David L. Klamer, M.D. Radiologist, Texas Radiology Associates Radiology
1984 Lucien M. Rouse Jr., M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. Orthopedic surgery
1983 Elizabeth Albright Schneider, M.D. Medical Dir. of Women’s Imaging, Valley Radiology Imaging, San Jose, California Radiology
1982 Scott Pearson Stringer, M.D. Professor and Chair, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, U. of Mississippi Med. Ctr. Otolaryngology
1981 Barry M. Rose, M.D. Anesthesiologist, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco Anesthesiology
1980 George Frederick Leatherman, M.D. Cardiologist, Longview Regional Medical Center, Longview, Texas Cardiology
1979 Michael R. Knox, M.D. Radiologist, East Grand Rapids, Michigan Radiology
1978 Paul Richard Vanatta, M.D. Pathologist, Northwest Health Care, Tucson, Arizona Pathology
1978 Steven Milton Walther, M.D.*  Partner, San Angelo Radiology, San Angelo; Dir., Imaging Center of the Southwest Radiology
1977 Susan Elizabeth Epstein, M.D. Internist, Fort Harrison VA Medical Center, Fort Harrison, Montana Internal Medicine
1977 Roy Steven Paulson, M.D. Director, Texas Oncology Hematology and Oncology
1976 Charles Prentice Crumpler, M.D. Private practice, Paris, Texas Cardiology
1975 Turner M. Caldwell III, M.D. Dermatologist, High Plains Dermatology Center, Amarillo, Texas Dermatology
1974 Steven Edward Zinn, M.D. Anesthesiologist, Ascension Seton Medical Center, Austin Anesthesiology
1973 Barbara Elizabeth Murray, M.D. Professor, Infectious Diseases, UT Health Sciences Center at Houston McGovern Medical School Infectious Diseases
1972 Joseph Earl Davis Jr., M.D.*   Co-founder, Ultrafit Preventive Medicine Center, Nacogdoches, Texas Internal Medicine
1971 Kent Eugene Rogers, M.D.* Chief of Staff, Navarro Reg. Hosp.; Med. Dir., Corsicana/Navarro Co. Health Depart Internal Medicine
1970 Hayden Lester Klaeveman, M.D.* Administrator, Daughters of Charity, San Francisco Bay Area Gastroenterology
1969 James Clark Huff, M.D. Chair, Dermatology, University of Colorado Dermatology and Internal Medicine
1968 Walter Lee Peterson Jr., M.D.* Professor of Internal Medicine, UTSW Internal Medicine
1967 William Larkin Berry, M.D. Ophthalmologist, private practice, Dallas Ophthalmology
1967 Jed Edward Rosenthal Jr., M.D. Cardiologist, private practice, Dallas and Plano, Texas Cardiology
1966 Joseph L. Goldstein, M.D. 1985 Nobel Prize winner and Chair of Molecular Genetics, UTSW Molecular Genetics
1966 Kaye Evan Wilkins, M.D. Professor of Orthopedics, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Orthopedic Pediatrics
1965 Charles Lynn Skelton, M.D.* Cardiologist; Director of Cardiac Catheterization of Medical Center of Louisiana Cardiology
1964 Marshall Drue Denton, M.D.* Internal medical private practice, Cincinnati Internal Medicine
1963 James Henry Herndon Jr., M.D. Dermatologist, Dallas Dermatology
1963 Stanley Augustus Lightfoot, M.D. Pathologist, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  Pathology
1962 Kenneth Lecil Ford Jr., M.D.   Pathologist, Denton, Texas Pathology
1961 Charles James Carrico, M.D. Surgeon, UTSW; first to tend to President John F. Kennedy after he was shot Surgery
1960 William Darrell Willis Jr., M.D., Ph.D.* Neuroscientist; Chairman, Department of Anatomy and Neurosciences, UT Medical Branch Neuroscience
1959 Billy Paul Kincaid, M.D.* Internal medicine private practice, Lubbock, Texas Internal Medicine
1959 Kenneth Marvin Wiggins, M.D. Psychiatrist, Tarrant County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center Psychiatry
1958 Billy Wayne Henderson, M.D. Internal medicine private practice, Nacogdoches, Texas Internal Medicine
1957 George Ellison Hurt Jr., M.D.* Director, Urology clinic for spina bifida patients, Scottish Rite for Children Urology
1956 Rolland Clinton Reynolds, M.D.* Professor of Pathology, UTSW Pathology
1955 Mary Alice Bone Adamson, M.D. Medical Director, Cherokee County Health Department, Jacksonville, Texas Gynecology
1954 David Crittenden Haseltine, M.D.* N/A N/A
1953 Charles Patrick Oles, M.D.* Vascular surgeon, Amarillo, Texas General and Vascular Surgery
1953 Patrick Franklin Rose, M.D.* Pediatric cardiologist, Dallas Pediatric cardiology
1952 John T. Binion, M.D.* Former President of Medical Staff, Baylor Dallas Internal Medicine, Cardiology
1952 Cesar A. Collazo, M.D.* General practitioner, primary care clinic, Juncos, Puerto Rico General and Family Practice
1951 Sherman Tipton Coleman, M.D.* Sculptor; former Chief of Staff of Spohn Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas Surgery
1950 George Alva Edwards, M.D.* Assistant Dean, UTSW Surgery
1949 William Edward Huckabee, M.D.* Researcher, Yale Univ.; Asst. Prof., Boston University Physiology
1948 George Thomas Shires, M.D.* Director, Trauma Institute; Dept. of Surgery, Univ. of Nevada Sch. of Med. Surgery
1947 John McLain Faggard, M.D.*  General Surgeon, Poteet, Texas General Surgery
1946 Donald Sterling Brown, M.D.* Private Practice, Dallas area Internal Medicine, Cardiology
1946 Charles Louis Wisseman, M.D.* Chair, Microbiology, Univ. of Maryland Medical School Microbiology
1945 Glenn Ray Cherry, M.D.* Clinical Staff, UTSW Neurosurgery
1945 Herbert Arthur Bailey, M.D.*   Private practice, gastroenterology, Dallas and Elgin, Texas


1945 W. Lee Hart, M.D.** Fourth Dean of UTSW Medical School; Brigadier General, Army Medical Officer Army Medical Officer
1945 Milford O. Rouse, M.D.** Professor, Clinical Medicine, Southwestern Medical College Gastroenterology
1945 Ernest Lloyd Guy, M.D.* General Practitioner and Surgeon, Houston General Practice, Surgery
1944 James Harold Johnson Jr., M.D.* Surgeon, Longview, Texas Surgery
1944 George C. Thorne, M.D.* Pediatrician, Austin; organized polio state vaccinations Pediatrics
1944 Knox E. Miller, M.D.** Helped name Ho Din Award N/A
1944 Tinsley Harrison, M.D.** Chair of Medicine and second Dean of UTSW Medical School; published Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Cardiology

* Deceased

** Honorary award

Sources: Southwestern Medical Foundation, UT Southwestern, alumni records, and online record searches. The data above is based on the most current information available and cannot be guaranteed as necessarily the most accurate, particularly regarding an individual’s last known position and in cases where some records could not be located or verified. All efforts were made to validate and confirm data.

Medical School founders: first Ho Din recipients

In 1943, an honorary version of the Ho Din Award was given to eight faculty members who were instrumental in founding Southwestern Medical College that same year. All were original department heads and included:

  • Edward H. Cary, M.D., Founder and President
  • Donald H. Slaughter, M.D., Dean
  • George T. Caldwell, M.D., Pathology
  • Alfred I. Folsom, M.D., Urology Training Program (and also Director of Parkland Hospital)
  • Hugh L. Moore, M.D., Pediatrics
  • Jesse Bedford Shelmire, Jr., M.D., Dermatology
  • Henry M. Winans, M.D., Chairman of Medicine
  • Guy F. Witt, M.D., Neurology and Psychiatry
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