The recipient of the Francis M. Massie Award for excellence in surgery is Austin Ward MD.
Travis Lewis, a fourth-year graduating medical student, has been awarded the Francis Massie Award for Excellence in Surgery. The Francis Massie Award is given to the most outstanding student in Surgery each year. The award is named for Dr. Francis Massie who served as President of the Fayette County Medical Society. Dr. Massie was one of the founding members of the Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons; he was the first Secretary and later President of the Kentucky Surgical Association. Dr. Massie was also the catalyst who first brought the idea of a University of Kentucky Medical School to Governor Albert Chandler. Lewis had the highest scores in both his third and fourth years as a medical student. He will serve his residency in Otolaryngology at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Photo: Dr. Joseph Iocono (center) with Student Surgery Award winners Travis Lewis (left) and Alexandria Dailey (right).
Alexandria Dailey, also a fourth-year graduating medical student, has been awarded the Andrew R. Pulito Award. The award honors a student with solid academic scores, leadership qualities, teaching abilities and dedication to the practice of surgical medicine. Dailey will serve her residency in General Surgery at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Springfield, Illinois.