Presented during Medical Alumni Weekend, the Alumni Service Award honors the recipients' generous, loyal and energetic commitment to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and to the Medical Center Development and Alumni Relations programs. Honorees are selected annually by the Nominating Subcommittee of the Medical Alumni Advisory Council.
2013 - Louis Matis, M'75
Louis Matis, M'75 is the epitome of a loyal alumnus and has been deeply involved in the betterment of the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Matis has twice funded the stethoscopes awarded to first-year students during the White Coat Ceremony, a gesture he has described as "one of the singular, unforgettable highlights" of his alumni involvement.
But it is far from the only one. Dr. Matis has consistently provided philanthropy for the Medical Class of 1975 Scholarship, and has been a leader in supporting the new Medical Education Center. Dr. Matis has served on his reunion committee and held various leadership roles in the Medical Alumni Advisory Council (MAAC), most recently serving as the Co-Chair. He consistently inspires other alumni to support the Perelman School of Medicine and to take advantage of the knowledge and networking opportunities available to medical alumni.
The School provided Dr. Matis with the foundation for a career encompassing clinical medicine, drug development, regulatory affairs, basic and clinical biomedical research, and executive leadership within the biotechnology industry. He is currently the Executive Director of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a global biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and delivers life-changing therapies for patients living with severe and life-threatening rare diseases. He led the discovery and development of the first clinically approved complement inhibitor therapeutic.
Prior to his tenure at Alexion, Dr. Matis held executive positions at the Immune Tolerance Institute and CGI Pharmaceuticals. In his early career, he had various appointments at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Dr. Matis received his M.D. from the Perelman School of Medicine, and completed clinical training at the University of Chicago Hospitals and NIH, receiving board certification in internal medicine and medical oncology. He is a recipient of the NIH Award of Merit, the Commendable Service Award from the FDA, and was elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Dr. Matis's daughter, Elizabeth, is graduating from Penn's College of Arts and Sciences this spring. He lives with his wife, Lyn, in Southport, Connecticut.
2013 - Philomena McAndrew, M'78, PAR'12
Philomena McAndrew, M'78, PAR'12 is a leader among leaders in the Medical Class of 1978, as they celebrate their 35th reunion. A very enthusiastic supporter of the Perelman School of Medicine, she and her husband Charlie have made major gifts to support the John Morgan Scholarship Fund and encouraged classmates and other alumni to attend Reunion and remain engaged with the School. In 2007, she was the featured speaker at the annual Penn Medicine alumnae Women in Medicine event. Dr. McAndrew is also an active member of the Medical Alumni Advisory Council (MAAC). In addition, she and Charlie are proud Penn parents—their son, Nicholas, graduated from the School in 2012.
A native of Philadelphia, Dr. McAndrew graduated from Philadelphia High School for Girls and Villanova University before enrolling at the School. Dr. McAndrew completed her internship and residency at Temple University Hospital and then her fellowship training in hematology and oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
While on faculty at UCLA, Dr. McAndrew conducted research, and published papers on leukemia, lymphoma, breast cancer, malnutrition associated with cancer, and fat metabolism in cancer patients. In 1987, she redirected her career, becoming a founding partner in the Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group. In private practice, she focused particularly on breast cancer while still treating patients with various cancers.
In 1996, Dr. McAndrew and her partners started the Tower Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization to provide clinical trials and support programs for their patients as well and funding grants for young investigators as they start their academic careers at centers such as City of Hope, UCLA, USC and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. They also provide community education as well as Educational Symposia for physicians.
As one of the pioneering women in the private practice of hematology/oncology, Dr. McAndrew strives to bolster the careers of young women who have chosen to enter this demanding specialty. She has also shown her support for her patients by appearing on Oprah to discuss breast cancer and to explain the role that the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes play in this devastating disease.
Dr. McAndrew lives with her husband Charlie in Los Angeles. They have two wonderful children, Nicholas, a medical resident at HUP, and Rachel, who will be graduating from Sarah Lawrence College this month.
2013 - William H. Simon, M'63, INT'67
William H. Simon, M'63, INT'67 is an involved and valued member of the Penn Medicine community. This May he will celebrate his 50th class reunion, and for the last 45 years, he served as Reunion Chair, often taking the time to host Reunion dinners at his home. He also keeps his Penn connections strong as a member of the Good Time Charlies, a singing group, and the Cole Porter Trio, which he recently started. And he still plays golf, thanks to a total hip replacement.
Dr. Simon supports the nation's next great doctors through his contributions to the Class of 1963 Scholarship. He is also the planned giving spokesperson for his class and has made several planned gifts of his own.
Dr. Simon graduated from Princeton University in 1959 and received his M.D. from the Perelman School of Medicine in 1963, where he was inducted into several honor societies. He has practiced orthopaedic surgery for over 40 years and is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine, a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Simon is an accomplished researcher, teacher, and author. As a member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, he has spoken across the United States and around the world on topics such as arthritis and surgery. He has trained medical students, residents and fellows in surgery, and in research at McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory. He has authored more than 55 articles on joint disease and orthopaedic surgery, published four books (one of them the fictional murder mystery Prescription: Murder), and holds six U.S. Patents on medical equipment.
2012 - David F. Apple, Jr., M'62
Dr. David F. Apple, Jr., has been recognized as a leading expert in the field of spinal cord injury and rehabilitation. For over 35 years, he served as Medical Director of the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, and became Medical Director Emeritus in 2005.
After earning his B.A. at the University of Virginia, Dr. Apple attended the Perelman School of Medicine where he received his M.D. He has written numerous articles on caring for spinal cord–injured patients and holds academic appointments at Emory University and Georgia State University.
During the summer of 1996, Dr. Apple served as Co-Chair of the doping committee for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and as Chief Medical Officer of the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games. He was also the team physician of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks for 30 years.
During his successful career, Dr. Apple has received many awards, but he says he is most proud of being recognized with the Humanitarian of the Year from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Spinal Injury Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into the National Spinal Cord Injury Association's Hall of Fame. Dr. Apple has served in leadership positions on many national and regional medical societies and associations including the presidency of the American Spinal Injury Association, the Georgia Orthopaedic Society, the Society of Physicians of the National Basketball Association, and the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association, which he founded.
Dr. Apple has been a champion for the students of the Perelman School of Medicine and has demonstrated a special level of leadership through his volunteerism and generosity. For the past 15 years, he has served as the Class Agent for the Medical Class of 1962 and as Co-Chair of his 50th reunion committee. He is an ardent supporter of the Medical Class of 1962 Scholarship Fund, the John Morgan Scholarship Fund, and the Class of 1962 Auditorium Fund.
2012 - Charles I. Wagner, M'67, INT'68, FEL'74
Charles I. Wagner is a leader in the field of patient safety and is currently the Medical Adviser for Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives at Holy Redeemer Health System in Meadowbrook, PA.
After he received his B.S. in Biology from Dickinson College, Dr. Wagner went on to earn his M.D. and complete his fellowship in gastroenterology from the Perelman School of Medicine.
Dr. Wagner has served in the U.S. Public Health Service and on the full time and then the affiliated faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Wagner is Chair of the Clinical Advisory Committee of the Health Care Improvement Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance. He is also a valued member of the American College of Physician Executives, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
In addition to these achievements, Dr. Wagner is the epitome of a loyal Penn Medicine alumnus. He has been deeply involved in the betterment of his alma mater for decades. For the past
45 years, Dr. Wagner has held the position as Co-Chair for the Medical Class of 1967 Reunion Committee and has served on the Medical Alumni Advisory Council (MAAC) since its inception in 2007. He was a former chair of the Medical Alumni Society Executive Council and currently serves as Chair of the MAAC Nominating Subcommittee. From 2009 – 2011, Dr. Wagner participated in the Distinguished Graduate Award Selection Committee. He was a member of the Penn Alumni Board of Directors from 2005- 2007, and continues to demonstrate his loyalty by being a generous annual supporter of the Medical Class of 1967 Scholarship Fund.
2011 – Richard Janeway, M.D.'58, INT'62
Richard Janeway, M.D.'58, INT'62 is a dedicated and highly respected member of the
Penn Medicine community.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and,
after graduating from Penn Medicine and completing an internship
at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, became a Captain
in the United States Air Force and later a Flight Surgeon.
He is emeritus dean and professor of Neurology of the Wake Forest
School of Medicine, executive vice president of Health Affairs Emeritus,
the former director of the Cerebral Vascular Research Center at Wake
Forest University, and he was the inaugural holder of the Janeway
Chair in Health Care Management. During Dr. Janeway's 23-year
deanship, his vision, innovation, and entrepreneurial leadership guided
the school into a period of unprecedented growth and development.
Dr. Janeway is a member of the Institute of Medicine and also served
as Chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
He is a leader in his Forsyth County community and is the recipient
of several esteemed honors. He is also an active member of the Penn
Medicine alumni community. During his service on his 50th Reunion
committee in 2008 he was instrumental in encouraging attendance
and giving amongst his classmates.
Dr. Janeway's family includes his three children — David, Susan, and
Elizabeth — as well as his grandchildren. He was married to the late
Katherine Pillsbury Janeway, whom he met while both were students
at Penn Medicine.
2011 – Louis Kozloff, C'65, M.D.'69
Dr. Kozloff hails from a family with deep University of Pennsylvania
roots that span generations, and he is a loyal and influential alumnus
who steadfastly encourages his classmates to engage with, and
continually support, Penn Medicine.
Following his degrees at Penn, Dr. Kozloff completed his residency and
internship at The George Washington University Medical Center and
a fellowship in vascular surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
He is currently the senior partner of Kozloff, Trout & Feinberg, a private
medical practice specializing in vascular surgery, and he has been named
a "Top Doc" by The Washingtonian every year he has been in practice.
Having served on all his reunion committees since graduation, Dr.
Kozloff is an active member of the Class of 1969. He is currently a
member of the Medical Alumni Advisory Council (MAAC) and serves
on the Nominating Subcommittee. Dr. Kozloff previously served on
the Mid Atlantic Regional Advisory Board and Penn's Medical Alumni
Society Executive Committee. He also participates in the Penn
Medicine HOST Program.
Dr. Kozloff is the son of Henry Kozloff, C'35, M'40, and is married to Rene
Chalfin Kozloff, Ph.D., NUR'67. Drs. Kozloff are the parents of Laurie R.
Kozloff Mann, C'92, and Howard J. Kozloff, C'97. Dr. Kozloff is also an
inductee into the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame for his remarkable swim
career as an undergraduate, an honor he shares with his father. Henry
and Louis are one of only two father/son pairs to be so honored. In all,
35 members of Dr. Kozloff's family have attended Penn.
2010 - David Babbott, M.D.'55
An emeritus professor of medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, David Babbott, M'55, has long been a champion of medical education.
After graduating from medical school, he took an internship and a year of residency at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. In1963, Dr. Babbott decided to focus on medical education. He accepted a research associateship from the American Heart Association, which brought him to the Office of Research in Medical Education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
In 1967, Dr. Babbott began his long career at the University of Vermont when he was appointed the Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor of Medicine. For a quarter of a century, he influenced students and residents, and was recognized for his compassion to patients. He served as Director of the Office of Education in the Department of Medicine for 18 years. In recognition for his service, the David Babbott, M.D., "Caring and Seeing" Award was established in 2003. The award honors fourth-year medical students who have demonstrated humanism towards their patients.
In 1998, Dr. Babbott became only the third physician in Vermont's history to be elected to Mastership in the American College of Physicians. He served that group as Governor of the Vermont Chapter and also received their Laureate Award for his service.
Dr. Babbott is a dedicated alumnus, and has been the Medical Class of 1955 Class Agent since 1997. He also served as class co-chair of his 50th Reunion Committee, and gave the commencement speech in 2005. Dr. Babbott and his wife, Meredith, reside in Vermont and have five grown children.
2010 - Theodore Friedmann, M.D.'60
Theodore Friedmann, C'56, M'60, is internationally recognized for his contributions to the development of human gene therapy. He is Professor of Pediatrics and the Muriel Jeannette Whitehill Chair of Biomedical Ethics at the University of California, San Diego.
Following his degrees at Penn, Dr. Friedmann received his clinical training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital in Boston and did postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Cambridge, the National Institutes of Health, and the Salk Institute.
In 1972, along with his colleague Richard Roblin, Ph.D., Dr. Friedmann published what is considered by many to be the first description of the need for and directions toward gene therapy for human disease. Their paper, which appeared in Science, suggested that viruses could be used to introduce and express new genes into a person's body, thereby restoring missing genetic functions and curing genetic disease. Since the publication of that article, Dr. Friedmann has continued to be a leader in human gene therapy and has been the director of the gene therapy program at UCSD since 1993.
Dr. Friedman's accolades are numerous and include the 1995 H.C. Jacobeus Prize of the Nordic Insulin Foundation, the 1996 Cross of Honor for Sciences of the Republic of Austria, the 1996 Salvador Zubiran Medal of Mexico and the Newton-Abraham Professorship at the University of Oxford. Back at home, he was given the Penn Medicine Distinguished Graduate Award in 2006.
Dr. Friedman takes great pride in his alma mater and has established a prize for a Penn medical student who has best contributed to an understanding of the ethical effects of advances in biomedical technology. He was a member of the Medical National Alumni Council in 1997 and currently serves on the Medical Class of 1960 50th Reunion Committee.
Dr. Friedmann and his wife Ingrid live in La Jolla, California.
2009 – Deborah A. Driscoll, GM '87, HOM '98
Deborah A. Driscoll is the Luigi Mastroianni Jr. Professor and the chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as the interim director of the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health. Considered one of the world's leading obstetrician-gynecologist geneticists specializing in adolescent gynecology and the care of women with genetic disorders, Dr. Driscoll is widely recognized for her pioneering research of the genetic disorders DiGeorge/velocardiofacial syndrome and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
A graduate of Smith College and the New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Driscoll completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in clinical and molecular genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
At Penn, Dr. Driscoll is known as an outstanding teacher. She has received several teaching awards, including the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. She serves on the committees of numerous medical schools and health systems and is chair-elect of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Board.
Dr. Driscoll is an active member of several professional societies, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists where she served as chair of the Committee on Genetics and vice-chair of the Committee on OB Practice Bulletins. She was recently appointed to the board of directors of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).
Named one of Philadelphia Magazine's "Top Docs" for three years in a row, Dr. Driscoll also has been recognized on the list of "Best Doctors in America."
Dr. Driscoll is very involved with Penn Medicine; she is the past-chair of the admissions committee and currently serves as a faculty representative of the Penn Medicine Campaign cabinet. She is a frequent speaker for Penn Medicine Alumni Development and Alumni Relations at Medical Alumni Weekend and the annual Elizabeth Kirk Rose, M.D. '26 Women in Medicine Celebration. In February 2008, she served as moderator for the student alumni panel.
Dr. Driscoll is married to Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania alumnus Dr. Christos Coutifaris, who currently serves as chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Penn. The couple has two children, Paulina and Basil.
2009 – George A. Moo-Young, M '74, INT '75
George A. Moo-Young is a semiretired ophthalmologist specializing in vitreoretinal surgery. He has practiced in Denver, Colorado, for almost 30 years.
Dr. Moo-Young received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1965 and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland in 1970. After graduating from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, he completed his internship and first-year residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was an ophthalmology resident at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, and subsequently, a vitreoretinal fellow at both the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Retina Associates/Eye Research Institute of the Retina Foundation in Boston. Dr. Moo-Young's interest in the vitreoretinal complications of diabetes during his fellowship afforded him the opportunity to serve as a participating ophthalmologist in the Diabetic Vitrectomy Study of the National Eye Institute.
From 1999 to 2007, Dr. Moo-Young served as clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is the past president of the Colorado affiliate of the American Diabetes Association and has been a consultant for regional studies in diabetic ocular complications at the University of Colorado and the Chronic Disease Control Section of the Colorado Department of Health. He was also the state coordinator for the American Academy of Ophthalmology Diabetes 2000 Program.
Dr. Moo-Young's membership in national and local societies includes the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Schepens International Society, the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the Colorado Medical Society, and the Arapahoe Douglas Elbert Medical Society.
Dr. Moo-Young demonstrates an enduring commitment to Penn Medicine, having served as class agent of the Medical Class of 1974 for the past eight years. He is chairman of his class reunion committee, a position he also held in 2004. He served on the Medical Alumni Leadership Council for five years before becoming an inaugural member of the Medical Alumni Advisory Council (MAAC) in 2007. He currently sits on the MAAC nominating subcommittee.
Strong ties to Philadelphia are personal as well as professional for Dr. Moo-Young. He and Daphne, his wife of 38 years, were married at St. James Catholic Church on Chestnut Street. They have two daughters, Jillian and Jaime. Jaime recently graduated from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Medical Class of 2008.