William S. McEllroy Distinguished Resident Award
Born in Pittsburgh in 1893, William S. McEllroy earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate degree in chemistry from Harvard. He then returned to Pitt, where his talent for administration soon became evident.
Dr. McEllroy’s vision and efforts as Dean of the School of Medicine from 1938 to 1958 transformed the school into a world-class research institution. He vigorously pursued funding for research programs and recruited leading scientists such as Dr. Benjamin Spock and Dr. Jonas Salk. Under Dr. McEllroy’s guidance, the University established residency programs in the various specialties; acquired Western State Psychiatric Hospital (now Thomas Detre Hall of the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic) for research of psychiatric diseases; and constructed Scaife Hall, then a state-of-the-art home for the medical school.
The William S. McEllroy Distinguished Resident Award is presented annually by the Medical Alumni Association in recognition of Dr. McEllroy’s accomplishments. The award is presented to an outstanding non-alumnus who undertook residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Previous McEllroy Award Recipients
1993-1994 Dr. Bartley P. Griffith
1994-1995 Dr. Edward N. Hanley Jr.
1995-1996 Dr. James A. Shaver
1996-1997 Dr. Mark A. Sperling
1997-1998 Dr. L. Dade Lunsford
1998-1999 Dr. Vert Mooney
1999-2000 Dr. Marshall W. Webster
2000-2001 Dr. Paul B. Nelson
2001-2002 Dr. Dorothy J. Becker
2002-2003 Dr. Timothy R. Billiar
2003-2004 Dr. Vincent P. Verdile
2004-2005 Dr. Michael J. Fine
2005-2006 Dr. Lawrence R. Wechsler
2006-2007 Dr. Frederick L. Brancati
2007-2008 Dr. Beth M. Piraino
2008-2009 Dr. Charles F. Reynolds III
2010-2011 Dr. William Klunk
2011-2012 Dr. Nancy Snyderman
2012-2013 Dr. Donald Yealy
2013-2014 Dr. Ian F. Pollack
2014-2015 Dr. David A. Geller
2015-2016 No Award
2016-2017 Dr. James Kang