COURTESY WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
Nine graduates of the Katz School of Medicine at Temple University were honored last spring during the combined reunion celebration for MD alums who graduated in years ending in 0, 4, 5, and 9. One award was presented by the University, the remainder by the Medical School.
The Alumni Distinguished Service Award THE HIGHEST HONOR THAT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY CONFERS ON ITS ALUMNI, RECOGNIZING EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP, SERVICE, AND PHILANTHROPY E. Ronald Salvitti, MD ’63 “In the beginning, all I wanted was opportunity. Now it is my goal to see that others have that chance,” says E. Ronald Salvitti, MD ’63, who has spent four decades supporting causes at Temple that range from the strategic to the social. He helped the school build its spectacular medical education and research building. He established professorships, program funds, and scholarships, most notably the Salvitti Family Scholarship, which provides substantial assistance to eight medical students on an ongoing basis, and the John Daly Endowed Merit Scholarship Fund, honoring the school’s emeritus dean. As Founder and Medical Director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center, Salvitti lives in the Pittsburgh area yet makes Temple, in Philadelphia, his second home. The former Chair of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Board of Visitors says he feels privileged to have worn so many hats over the years to help a university he loves. His leadership included service on the University President’s Advisory Board. FALL 2015 | TEMPLE HEALTH MAGAZINE |
Temple Health - Temple Health Magazine - Fall 2015