2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards: Carver College of Medicine honors six


Christopher Cooper (’91 MD, ’97 R), associate dean for student affairs and curriculum in the UI Carver College of Medicine and professor and vice chair of urology, is widely recognized for his dedication to students and patients. Previous honors include the Frank Hinman Jr. Award for Clinical Research from the Society for Pediatric Urology, the Carver College of Medicine Collegiate Teaching Award, and multiple teaching awards from students and residents.


Andrew Doan, MD, PhD (’02 R, ’05 R), assistant professor of surgery at Loma Linda University in California, excels as a surgeon, clinician, and teacher in ophthalmology. During his internal medicine internship and general clinical surgical ophthalmology residency at the UI, he launched EyeRounds.org to help ophthalmologists worldwide enhance their knowledge. He is a recipient of the prestigious Heed Fellowship and was elected to the Society of Heed Fellows.

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Jesse Joad (’78 MD, ’81 R, ’85 MS, ’86 F), professor emerita at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, has had a distinguished career as a pediatrician, scientist, teacher and mentor, administrator, and champion for diversity and inclusion across the medical profession. She continues to advocate for opportunities in medicine for women, underrepresented minorities, people of low socioeconomic status, and LGBTQ individuals.


G. Patrick Kealey (’69 MD, ’75 MS, ’77 R) has held an array of leadership positions during a 30-year career in the UI Department of Surgery, including director of the Burn Unit and of the Division of Trauma, Burns, and Critical Care. He has worked to standardize and improve trauma services across the state and region, and he was key in UI Hospitals and Clinics attaining Level 1 Trauma Center status.

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Craig Reynolds (’78 PhD), associate director of the National Cancer Institute and director at the NCI campus at Frederick, Md., has dedicated more than 35 years to the NCI as a program director, administrative leader, and scientist. His research interests center on the immune system’s role in fighting cancer. At NCIFrederick, he oversees nearly 3,000 employees and more than $500 million in research activities annually.


David Warner, MD (’82 R, ’84 R), professor of anesthesiology, neurobiology, and surgery at Duke University, is an internationally respected authority in neuroanesthesiology. His research interests have focused on the treatment and management of acute brain and spinal cord injury, and his professional service includes mentoring dozens of medical students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as participating in multiple clinical and basic science organizations.

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Diane Magrane (’78 MD), executive director of the International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics at Drexel University, has built a career on nurturing the next generation of leaders and scholars—particularly women—in fields such as health sciences and engineering. She received the UI Carver College of Medicine’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002.