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Reed and Barfield elected to AOA Medical Honor Society

Friday, August 26, 2016
Raymond Barfield; Ann M. Reed

Twice a year the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society elects a small number of new members.  The criteria include scholastic achievement, leadership capabilities, ethical standards, fairness in dealing with colleagues, demonstrated professionalism, achievement and/or potential for achievement in medicine, and a record of service to the school and community at large. Membership in AOA is a distinction that accompanies a physician throughout his or her career.

In the fall the society elects a small number of faculty and alumni. The competition is especially stiff for faculty as only three are elected each year, a senior (tenured), associate/assistant faculty and an alumnus.

Edward G. Buckley, MD, AOA Councilor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology recently announced the members of the Duke community who were elected to the Duke University School of Medicine chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society for the fall 2016.

Ann Reed, MD
William Cleland Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Physician in Chief, Duke Children’s

Raymond Barfield, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology-Oncology

Scott Palmer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Vice Chair for Research

Medical students who were elected to AOA this fall include:

Margot Cullen
Ronnie Shammas
Leslie Chang
Adam Glener
Michael Harowicz
Lauren Pontius
Mary Labowsky
Jackie Henson
Jeffery Sakamoto
Kevin Schwartz

Congratulations to all on this well-deserved recognition!