Three UTHCT physicians achieve distinction in their fields

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Three physicians associated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler recently achieved distinction in their respective fields. They are Kyle James, MD; Kent Davis, MD; and Aman Dhillon, MD.

Dr. James, associate professor of family medicine, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. He will receive his certificate at the society’s annual meeting in March 2007 in Denver.

The designation of Fellow is open to all society members in good standing for three or more years who demonstrate both appropriate professional credentials and special and continuing interest in the health of adolescents. Founded in 1968, the society is a multidisciplinary organization committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of adolescents through advocacy, clinical care, health promotion, health service delivery, professional development, and research.

Dr. James, who is board certified in family medicine, also has been elected president of the Texas Regional Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. This is a newly formed group of medical professionals who act as advocates for adolescent health throughout Texas.

Dr. Davis, medical director for UTHSCT’s Center for Healthy Aging, has achieved the designation of certified medical director in long-term care. The Board of Directors of the American Medical Directors Certification Program awarded the certification. Dr. Davis is board certified in internal medicine with an added qualification in geriatric medicine.

The program’s mission is to recognize and advance physician leadership and excellence in medical direction in long-term care. Since the program began in 1991, almost 2,100 physician medical directors have received this designation.

Dr. Dhillon, chief resident of UTHSCT’s Occupational Medicine Residency Program, has achieved board certification in family medicine. He joined the residency program in July 2005 after completing post-graduate training in family medicine.

The American Board of Family Medicine, which awards the certification, is the second-largest medical specialty board in the United States. It seeks to improve the quality of medical care available to the public, establish and maintain standards of excellence in family medicine, improve the standards of medical education in family medicine, and evaluate the fitness of family medicine specialists.

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