Congratulations to our 2023 EMM AWARDS RECIPIENTS!

Do you know someone who is dedicated to the medical profession and the health of our community who deserves recognition for outstanding service? If so, nominate them! We are looking for physicians and laypersons! 

Nomination Form

2024 Edward Mott Moore Award Nomination Form   Due by Monday, January 8, 2024

The Edward Mott Moore Award

Ea​ch year, Monroe County Medical Society (MCMS) presents its distinguished Edward Mott Moore Award to both a physician and a layperson whose lives reflect the qualities exemplified by Dr. Edward Mott Moore as a physician, teacher, investigator, leader and contributor to the community. This is the highest honor bestowed by MCMS, in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to the medical profession and the community.  

Dr. Moore, a prominent New York State physician, became a professor of surgery in 1842, at 28 years of age. He was soon recognized as an outstanding teacher of surgery and between 1842 and 1883, was appointed professor of surgery successively at four different medical schools. Dr. Moore was surgeon-in-chief at St. Mary's Hospital from its opening in 1857 until his death in 1902 at the age of 88. His interest in research and therapeutic innovation inspired him to take part in numerous significant projects throughout his career. A leader by nature, Dr. Moore served as president of the American Medical Association and the Medical Society of the State of New York, and was founder and president of the American Surgical Association and the New York State Board of Health. In addition to his contributions as a talented and dedicated physician, Dr. Moore played a leadership role in developing Rochester's park system and in organizing a summer hospital for infants. He was also the first president of the local Red Cross chapter. Through this award, the Medical Society seeks to recognize those in our community who most closely emulate the service and breadth reflected in the life of Dr. Edward Mott Moore.


Jen Casasanta
MCMS Communications Manager
(585) 473-7573


2023 Physician Award Recipient- Roger Oskvig , MD

Dr. Oskvig grew up on an Iowa farm. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Iowa. He did his Categorical Internal Medicine residency at University of Rochester from 1974-1977. He joined the United States Air Force in 1977 and remained on active duty through 1981. He has worked as a Private practitioner, in additional education, as program director and department chair at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center prior to recruitment to URMC in 1989. Currently, he is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, a Chief Medical Advisor, on Second Opinion with Joan Lunden for the past 22 years, an extended member of New York State Board of Medicine, and former chair. Professional interests include internal medicine, geriatrics, licensing, and credentialing. 

Check out the 2023 Bulletin interview article on Dr. Roger Oskvig here!

2023 Layperson Award Recipient- Mary Tantillo, PhD

Dr. Mary Tantillo is a Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a fellow and previous board member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). She served as chairperson for the AED Credentialing Task Force and as co-chairperson for the AED Patient/Carer Committee and was awarded the Meehan-Hartley Award for Public Service and Advocacy by the AED in 2010.Since 2005, Dr. Tantillo has been the Director of the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders (WNYCCCED), one of three NY State Office of Mental Health-funded CCCED’s. As part of this work, she and the WNYCCCED team initiated Project ECHO® Eating Disorders in January 2017 and School-Based Project ECHO® Eating Disorders in 2018. Additionally, in 2010 Dr.Tantillo founded The Healing Connection (THC), a free-standing, 501 (c) 3, non-profit NY State Office of Mental Health-licensed Eating Disorders Facility for adults and adolescents. Over the past 10 years she partnered with patients and families to develop a new and innovative relationally and motivationally-informed multifamily therapy group approach to treating Anorexia Nervosa in young adults called “Reconnecting for Recovery.” She co-authored a treatment manual for this multifamily approach with Jennifer McGraw and Daniel Le Grange that was released by Routledge in 2021.

Check out the 2023 Bulletin interview article on Dr. Mary Tantillo here!

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