In 1943, at the first meeting of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Medical College, the Board voted to establish an annual award to recognize the medical student who best exemplified the ideal physician envisioned by the founders.

The Ho Din Award was then instituted by Southwestern Medical Foundation to recognize those who exemplify the unique personal qualities embodied in all great physicians – knowledge, understanding, and, most of all, compassion. Ho Din, which represents “the spirit of medical wisdom and human understanding,” has been a hallmark of excellence at UT Southwestern for more than 70 years and is the foremost honor bestowed on outstanding seniors.

In special circumstances, it may be awarded to faculty members or administrators who have exemplified the spirit of Ho Din through their service to humanity.

Ho Din Award winners

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
  • Thomas Heyne, M.D.
2011
  • Geof LeBus, M.D.
2010
  • Michael Van Hal, M.D.
2009
  • Tyler Hollmig, M.D.
2008
  • Sara Lindsey, M.D.
  • Joshua D. Mitchell, M.D.
2007
  • James B. Cutrell, M.D.
2006
  • Hayden Schwenk, M.D.
2005
  • Michael Paul Herman, M.D.
2004
  • William F. Schmalsteig, M.D.
2003
  • James Isbell, M.D.
2002
  • Christine Kulstad, M.D.
2001
  • Preeti Malladi, M.D.
2000
  • Kerry Brandt Dunbar, M.D.
1999
  • Lance E. Oxford, M.D.
1998
  • Shannon Neville, M.D.
1997
  • David W. Wimberley, M.D.
1996
  • Ruby Elizabeth Andrews Kassanoff, M.D.
1995
  • George N. Papaliodis, M.D.
  • Charles Cameron Sprague, M.D.*
1994
  • Joe K. Wells III, M.D.
1993
  • Robert Charles Kowal, M.D.
1992
  • Thomas Alonzo West, M.D.
1991
  • Patricia Ashley, M.D.
1990
  • Mary Bridget Carter, M.D.
  • Bryan Williams, M.D.*
1989
  • Philip Anthony George Karpos, M.D.
1988
  • Mary Zieglschmid-Adams, M.D.
1987
  • Clifford Richards Lyons, M.D.
1986
  • Preston H. Blomquist, M.D.
1985
  • David L. Klamer, M.D.
1984
  • Lucien M. Rouse, Jr., M.D.
1983
  • Elizabeth Albright Schneider, M.D.
1982
  • Scott Pearson Stringer, M.D.
1981
  • Barry M. Rose, M.D.
1980
  • George Frederick Leatherman, M.D.
1979
  • Michael F. Knox, M.D.
1978
  • Paul Richard Vanatta, M.D.
  • Steven Milton Walther, M.D.
1977
  • Susan Elizabeth Epstein, M.D.
  • Roy Steven Paulson, M.D.
1976
  • Charles Prentice Crumpler, M.D.
1975
  • Turner M. CaIdwell Ill, M.D.
1974
  • Steven Edward Zinn, M.D.
1973
  • Barbara Elizabeth Murray, M.D.
1972
  • Joseph Earl Davis, Jr., M.D.
1971
  • Kent Eugene Rogers, M.D.
1970
  • Hayden Lester Klaeveman, M.D.
1969
  • James Clark Huff, M.D.
1968
  • Walter Lee Peterson, Jr., M.D.
1967
  • William Larkin Berry, M.D.
  • Jonas Edward Rosenthal, Jr., M.D.
1966
  • Joseph Leonard Goldstein, M.D.
  • Kaye Evan Wilkins, M.D.
1965
  • Charles Lynn Skelton, M.D.
1964
  • Marshall Drue Denton, M.D.
1963
  • James Henry Herndon, Jr., M.D.
  • Stanley Augustus Lightfoot, M.D.
1962
  • Kenneth Lecil Ford, Jr., M.D.
1961
  • Charles James Carrico, M.D.
1960
  • William Darrell Willis, Jr., M.D.
1959
  • Billy Paul Kincaid, M.D.
  • Kenneth Marvin Wiggins, M.D.
1958
  • Billy Wayne Henderson, M.D.
1957
  • George Ellison Hurt, Jr., M.D.
1956
  • Rolland Clinton Reynolds, M.D.
1955
  • Mary Alice Bone, M.D.
1954
  • David Crittenden Hazeltine, M.D.
1953
  • Charles Patrick Oles, M.D.
  • Patrick Franklin Rose, M.D.
1952
  • John T. Binion, M.D.
  • Cesar A. Collazo, M.D.
1951
  • Sherman Tipton Coleman, M.D.
1950
  • George Alva Edwards, M.D.
1949
  • William F. Huckabee, M.D.
1948
  • George Thomas Shires, M.D.
1947
  • John McLain Faggard, M.D.
1946
  • Donald Sterling Brown, M.D.
  • Charles Louis Wisseman, M.D.
1945
  • Glenn Ray Cherry, M.D.
  • Herbert Arthur Bailey, M.D.
1944
  • W. Lee Hart, M.D.*
  • Milford O. Rouse, M.D.*
  • Ernest Lloyd Guy, M.D.
  • James Harold Johnson, Jr., M.D.
  • George C. Thorne, M.D.
  • Knox E. Miller, M.D.*
  • Tinsley Harrison, M.D.*
* denotes Honorary Award

Honorary Founder Awards

1943
  • Edward Henry Cary, M.D.
  • Donald Horace Slaughter, M.D.
  • George Thomas Caldwell, M.D.
  • Alfred Iverson Folsom, M.D.
  • Hugh Leslie Moore, M.D.
  • Jesse Bedford Shelmire, M.D.
  • Henry Morgan Winans, M.D.
  • Guy Ferguson Witt, M.D.