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 in honor of Dr. E. H. Cary 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

2018   Philip D. Tolley, M.D.
2017   Lauren Elizabeth Kolski, M.D.
2016   Samuel T. Parnell, M.D., Donald Seldin, M.D.
2015   Laurie Seidel, M.D.
2014   Andrew Avery, M.D.
2013   David Leverenz, M.D.
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
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.