Thank you to everyone who attended our Medical Society of Virginia Foundation's (MSVF) Physicians' Gala this year! Our Bollywood Bash proved to be a colorful, energetic, and enchanting time! Kenneth D. Tuck, M.D., served as this year’s Honorary Gala Chair for this upbeat bash that featured great food, dancing docs and entertainment.

During the event, we presented our 2016 Salute to Service awards to recognize members of the physician community for their exceptional commitment to care. MSVF believes physicians are changing the world, and we are honored to recognize the following five exceptional individuals who work tirelessly and selflessly to empower their communities and change the world for the better. 

In our 12th annual Salute to Service Awards, sponsored by The Doctors Company, we honored the following people. Please click on their names to read more about our winners and to watch the videos made in their honor.

MSVF selects individuals for their outstanding service in advancing patient safety, quality improvement and service to the uninsured and underserved communities, both in local areas and abroad. During the award ceremony, MSVF highlighted the reasons why each of these individuals were selected.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Award categories and winners include:

Service to the Uninsured and Underserved – Robin L. Foster, M.D., VCU Health, Richmond
Service to the International Community – Thomas M. Kerkering, M.D., FACP, FIDSA, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke
Service to the Profession – Robert Gunther, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, Augusta Pediatrics, Fishersville
Service for Advancing Patient Safety and Quality Improvement – Gene Peterson, M.D., M.H.A., Ph.D. (deceased)
Service by a Medical Student or Resident – Jessica Churchill, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk


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