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UTHSC Presents College of Medicine 2006 Outstanding Alumni
Memphis, Tenn. (September 27, 2006) — Four
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) alumni will receive the
2006 College of Medicine Outstanding Alumni Award. S. Terrence
Canale, MD, Edwin W.
Cocke, Jr., MD, Alan S. Gubin, MD, and George W. Hansberry, MD, will be feted at
the Alumni Awards Luncheon at noon on Friday, September 29 at the Peabody
“Because of their outstanding
contributions in so many areas, these alumni are exemplars of the Health Science
Center mission to excel
in education, research, patient care and community service. We salute Drs. Canale, Cocke, Gubin and
Hansberry as role models for our colleagues, as well as our students who are
our future physicians,” said Herschel P. (Pat) Wall, MD, interim dean of the
UTHSC College of Medicine.
S. Terrence Canale, MD
Dr. Terrence Canale has created a legacy of orthopaedic
research at UTHSC and has made his mark as a leader and an advocate for
education. Currently chairman of the
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Harold B. Boyd professor of
Orthopaedics at UTHSC, he is a graduate of the 1967 College of Medicine
Well known in the community for his
role as team physician for University
of Memphis athletic
teams, he has also played a vital role in developing the orthopaedic department
at UTHSC. He worked tirelessly to
improve research activities in the department, including recruiting Karen
Hasty, PhD, and four doctoral-level basic scientists. A renowned clinical researcher in his own
right, Dr. Canale has contributed significantly to orthopaedic literature in
both refereed journals and textbooks. He
served as editor for three editions of “Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics,” co-editor of
two editions of a pediatric orthopaedic textbook, and contributor to a number
of other textbooks.
Nationally, he is past president of
the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the American Academy
of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Locally, he has
been chief of pediatric orthopaedics at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center,
chief-of-staff of the Campbell Clinic and a member of the Regional Medical
Center Board of Directors.
After completing his residency at Jefferson Medical
Pa., and service at the U.S. Army Hospital in Fort Hood, Texas,
Dr. Canale joined the Campbell Clinic staff in 1974 and practices there still.
Edwin W. Cocke, Jr., MD
A 1943 graduate of the UTHSC College
of Medicine, Dr. Edwin W. Cocke, Jr., was one of the first physicians to
practice otolaryngology and specialize in surgery of the head and neck. A founding member of the organization that
today is known as the American Head and Neck Society, he served as its
president from 1972 to 1973. The
majority of Dr. Cocke’s career was spent at Baptist Memorial
Hospital, where he became
president of the medical staff in 1972, at the time the largest private
hospital in the world. Since 1973, Dr.
Cocke has been a clinical professor at UTHSC, where he taught residents and
students at John Gaston Hospital
and the West Tennessee Cancer Clinic.
A lifetime of achievement has
garnered abundant reward and awards for Dr. Cocke. He is the only person to have received two
presidential citations from the American
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Among his many accolades, he also received the
“Man of the Year” award from Baptist
and Outstanding Physician of the Year Award from the Tennessee Medical
Association. In 2003, he was recognized
by the Memphis Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes Awards for Lifetime
Achievement. That same year, Dr. Cocke
was one of the first five people inducted into the Shelby County Schools
Education Foundation Hall of Fame for his distinguished career.
June 2006 marked the eighth annual Edwin Cocke Symposium,
which focuses on otolaryngology research.
Noted for his innovative surgical techniques, Dr. Cocke worked with the
late Dr. Ralph Braund and Dr. Jon Robertson, currently the chairman of the
Department of Neurosurgery, to pioneer several life-saving procedures.
Alan S. Gubin, MD
Dedication to charity and community service sets Dr.
Alan S. Gubin, UTHSC College of Medicine class of 1953 apart. Over 30 years ago, he spearheaded a drive to
begin the Delta Area Head Start program, which has become the largest rural
program of its kind in the country.
Acting as the Head Start medical consultant, he traveled many miles to
examine and treat children at Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation
Dr. Gubin played a pivotal role in founding the
Pemiscot County Youth Home in Caruthersville,
Mo., which is funded solely
through donations. As a member of the
Pemiscot Welfare Advisory Committee, part of the Division of Family Services,
he gave SAFE exams to children who were suspected of having been sexually or
physically abused. While serving on the
Caruthersville Recreation Board, he played a significant role in developing a
recreational facility for the community, and he gave free medical exams to high
school athletes. Dr. Gubin also served
on the Caruthersville School Board of Education for 18 years.
Even with so much valuable time given to community
service, Dr. Gubin has been a full-time pediatrician and family practice
physician from 1957 to today. After
completing his internship at the Medical College of Virginia, he completed a
pediatric residency at the John Gaston Hospital
in Memphis and a second pediatric residency at St. Joseph Hospital in 1957, before assuming his
George W. Hansberry, MD
Community service and volunteer
efforts have been the hallmark of Dr. George Hansberry’s career. A 1964 UTHSC graduate, he entered private
practice in Decatur, Ala., and has been serving that community
since 1965 in top leadership roles. The Morgan
County Economic Development Association, Calhoun Community College Foundation,
Hospice of the Valley, and City of Decatur
Business Incubator all felt his impact. Dr. Hansberry was also an active fundraiser
for the Morgan County Heart Association, the Boy Scouts of America, the
Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Princess Theatre Community
Advisory Board, and the Decatur Schools Foundation.
Professionally he has been involved
with several medical societies and has received recognition awards from the American Academy
of General Practice, the American
Academy of Family
Practice and the American Medical Association throughout his 40-year career.
The UTHSC Outstanding Alumni Award
caps a multitude of earlier awards including the National Conference of
Community Justice Brotherhood Award, the National Council for Resource
Development Benefactor of the Year, the Kiwanis Golden Trowel Award, and the
Freedom Award for Outstanding Contributions to the City of Decatur.
He was also named a Decatur General Hospital Foundation Gala Honoree, an
honorary member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, and a Paul Harris Fellow.
Prior to his retirement from private
practice in 2005, Dr. Hansberry also practiced at Baugh-Wiley-Smith
Hospital, the Decatur Clinic, and was
Chief of Staff at Decatur
General Hospital. He is currently a member of the UTHSC College
of Medicine Alumni Council.
As the flagship statewide academic health system, the
University of Tennessee Health Science Center is focused on a four-tier mission
of education, research, patient care and community service, all in support of a
single goal: to improve the health of Tennesseans. Offering a broad range of postgraduate
training opportunities, the main campus, which includes six colleges, is
located in Memphis. UTHSC has additional College
of Medicine campus locations in Knoxville and Chattanooga. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.