The Medical Mission
Medical Mission Hall of Fame Foundation Inductees and award recipients

2017 Inductees and Award Recipients

  • Anne Ruch, MD and Randall Ruch, PhD, MPH
    Toledo, OH
    Biography
  • Galilee Medical Center
    Nahariya, Israel
    Biography
  • Donald C. Mullen, MD, M.Div., FACS
    Newnan, Georgia
    Biography
  • Vadrevu (V.K.) Raju, MD, FRCS, FACS
    Morgantown, West Virginia
    Biography

2016 Inductees and Award Recipients

  • Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, MBBS, DCH, FRCP, FRCPCH, FCPS, FAAP, PhD
    Karachi, Pakistan and Toronto, Canada
    Biography
  • Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD
    Ghana, West Africa
    Biography
  • Richard Sacra, MD
    Worcester, Massachusetts & Liberia, West Africa
    Biography
  • Daniel M. Johnson, PhD
    President Emeritus - The University of Toledo
    Biography
  • Pamela J. Oatis, MD, FAAP
    Dundee, Michigan
    Biography

2015 Inductees and Award Recipients

  • Alfredo V. Casino, MD, FACS
    The Philippines and Akron, Ohio
    Biography
  • Abali Chuku, MD, FWACS, FICS
    Umuahia, Nigeria
    Biography
  • PAUL R. WILLIAMS, MD
    Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
    Biography
  • Clinton O. Longenecker, PhD
    Toledo, Ohio
    Biography

2014 Inductees and Award Recipients

  • Doctors Without Boarders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
    Paris, France
    Biography
  • Richard Bransford, MD, Millie Bransford
    Boone, NC
    Biography
  • Pedro J. Obregon, II, MD, PhD FACS
    Judith Obregon, CMT, RMA

    Venus, FL
    Biography
  • Kristopher Brickman, MD, FACEP
    Toledo, OH
    Biography

2013 Inductees and Award Recipients

  • Richard Paat, MD
    Maumee, OH
    Biography
  • Pablo Pons, MD and Maria Pons PhD
    Dublin Ohio
    biography
  • Albert G. Roode, MD
    Pibor, Sudan
    Biography
  • Scott McLean, MD, PhD
    Ann Arobor, MI
    Todd Brickman, MD, PhD
    Metairie, LA
    biography

2012 Inductees and Award Recipients

  • Harvey Doorenbos, MD
    Holland, MI
    Biography
  • S. Amjad Hussain, MD, FRCSC, FACS
    Toledo, OH
    Biography
  • Lincoln Nelson, MD, FPCS
    Battle Creek, MI
    Biography
  • Patricia J. Metting, Ph.D
    Vice Chancellor and Sr. Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences
    Biography

2011 Inductees and Award Recipients

  • SANIA NISHTAR, SI, FRCP, PhD
    Founder, Heartfile, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Biography
  • EDGAR RODAS, MD, FACS AND DOLORES REINBACH RODAS
    Founders, The Cinterandes Foundation, Cuenca, Ecuador
    Biography
  • GEORGE VARGHESE, MBBS AND SHEILA VARGHESE, MBBS
    Lady Willingdon Hospital, Manali, India
    Biography
  • DANIEL J. SAEVIG, MBA
    Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations at the University of Toledo and Executive Director of the UT Alumni Association
    Biography

2010 Inductees and Award Recipients

  • Dame Aileen Coleman RN, SCM, BSc, MA, AM
    Annoor Sanatorium for Chest Diseases - Mafraq, Jordan
    Biography
  • Diane C. Downing RN, BS, MPH Primary Care Provider and Community Health Nurse, Congo
    Biography
  • Robert L. Foster MD
    Hospital Founder, Surgeon and Medical Director, Zambia and Angola
    Biography
  • Jeffrey P. Gold MD
    Provost and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean of the College of Medicine, The University of Toledo
    Biography

2009 Inductees and Award Recipients

  • Bruce C. Steffes MD, MBA, FACS, FWACS
    CEO, Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons
    Biography
  • Johnhn P. Howe III MD
    CEO, Project HOPE
    Biography
  • Jeffery E. Heck MD
    Founder and Executive Director, Shoulder to Shoulder
    Biography
  • S. Amjad Hussain MD
    Professor Emeritus, The University of Toledo
    Biography

2008 Inductees and Award Recipients

  • Nathan Barlow, M.D. (Posthumous)
    Director, The Mossy Foot Project
    Biography
  • Peter Hotez, M.D.,Ph.D.
    President, Sabin Vaccine Institute
    Walter G. Ross Professor and Chair
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology
    and Tropical Medicine
    The George Washington University
    Sabin Vaccine Institute
    Biography
  • Editha Cañete-Miguel, M.D.,F.P.C.P.
    Founder and Executive Director,
    Agape Rural Program, Philippines
    Biography
  • Victor C. Rambo, M.D. (Posthumous)
    Ophthalmologist and missionary to India
    Biography
  • John Bul Dau
    Biography
  • Representative Marcy C. Kaptur
    Biography

2007 Inductees and Award Recipients

  • Ira A. Abrahamson, Jr. M.D.
    Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Biography
  • Harold P Adolph, M.D.
    Bonnie Jo Adolph
    Ethiopia Africa
    Biography
  • Edna Adan Ismail, Ph.D.,R.N.
    Edna Adan Maternity Hospital
    Hargesia, Somaliland
    Biography
  • James G. Diller, M.D.
    Founding Chairman of the Board
    Medical Mission Hall of Fame
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Biography
  • Lawrence V. Conway, Ph.D.
    Founding President
    Medical Mission Hall of Fame
    Toledo, Ohio
    Biography

2006 Inductees and Award Recipients

  • Mary Breckinridge, R.N. (Posthumous)
    Founder of Frontier Nursing Service
    Wendover, Kentucky
    Biography
  • Jean William Pape, M.D.
    Director of GHESKIO Centers,
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    Professor of Medicine, Cornell University
    New York, USA
    Biography
  • Richard M. Hodes, M.D., F.A.C.P.
    Medical Director
    American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Biography
  • Jill Seaman, M.D.
    International Medical Relief Fund
    Upper Nile, Sudan
    Biography
  • Medical Missions, Inc.
    The University of Santo Tomas
    Manila, Philippines
    Biography
  • Sr. Yvonne Viens, R.N., M.Ed.
    Apostle of the Needy
    Sisters of Charity of Montreal,
    “Grey Nuns”
    Lexington, MA
    Biography

2005 Inductees and Award Recipients
  • William Larimer Mellon, Jr., M.D. (Posthumous)
    Hôpital Albert Schweitzer
    Deschapelles, Haiti
    Biography
  • Gwendolyn Grant Mellon (Posthumous)
    Hôpital Albert Schweitzer
    Deschapelles, Haiti
    Biography
  • Glenn W. Geelhoed, M.D.
    George Washington University Medical Center
    Washington, D.C.
    Biography
  • Paul E. Farmer, M.D., Ph.D.
    Partners in Health
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Biography

2003 and 2004 Inductees and Award Recipients
  • Albert Schweitzer, Ph.D., M.D. (Posthumous)
    Albert Schweitzer Institute
    Quinnipiac University - Hamden, Connecticut
    Biography
  • William P. Magee, D.D.S., M.D.
    Operation Smile
    Norfolk, VA
    Biography
  • Kathleen S. Magee, B.S.N., M.S.W., M.Ed.
    Operation Smile
    Norfolk, VA
    Biography
Induction Criteria
There are two types of Medical Mission Hall of Fame Awards:

  • Individuals are recognized for making significant and substantial contributions to advancing the quality of life of their brothers and sisters throughout our world.
  • Organizations are recognized for the extraordinary achievements of their professional staff and volunteer workers who have provided compassionate humanitarian health care assistance to the underserved.

Award recipients are selected by the Medical Mission Hall of Fame Selection Committee based on extensive and deliberate reviews of the endeavors and accomplishments of individuals and organizations in the medical mission field. Awards are announced and presented on an annual basis.

If you wish to nominate someone for a Medical Mission Hall of Fame Award, please complete our nomination form and mail to:

Medical Mission Hall of Fame Foundation
The University of Toledo
2801 W Bancroft MS 301
Toledo, Ohio 43606

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