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Gateway's Annual Physician of the Year/ Scholarship Gala

This year’s Oswald Nickens Physician of the Year Awardees are William Simmons MD, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Department of Anesthesiology; and, Rev. Christopher Conti, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care Health Services, Inc., and Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church. The Oswald Nickens Physician of the Year Award recognizes these physicians for their distinguished career as health care providers as well as outstanding dedication to community service.
Outstanding leaders will be honored with the “Champions of Gateway Medical Society - Making a Difference” Award; given to individuals who have provided Gateway Medical Society with service and resources to grow.  The 2017 honorees are Mr. Evan Frazier, Senior Vice President, Community Affairs Highmark, Chenits Pettigrew, PhD.,  Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Diversity Programs, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and Mrs. Elsie Murray, CRNA Emeritus, MPM and member of Kappa Chapter, Inc. of Chi Eta Phi Sorority.
A variety of sponsorship levels are available to meet your needs and are described in detail in the enclosed Sponsorship Packet. Ads are also available for our program booklet and additional information is included. Proceeds raised through the Gala will provide scholarship opportunities for under-represented medical students. Through your generosity you can provide financial enrichment for a future physician and help fund programs to improve community health.

To purchase tickets, please contact Tamara Reese via the phone at (412) 281-4086 or email at

Click here to read more about our sponsorship opportunities.

Cost: $125.00
Date: 10/28/2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Place: Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


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