Lawrenceville, NJ, December 4, 2014 – MDAdvantage Insurance Company, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, today announced the 2015 Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine award recipients.
The Excellence in Medicine Awards are named after Edward J. Ill, MD, a New Jersey physician who was a pioneer in promoting continuing education in ways that set the national standard. Each year, exemplary New Jersey physicians and leaders whose dedication to education, research and public service has significantly impacted the delivery of healthcare in the state and around the nation have been honored. This annual event has been sponsored by MDAdvantage Insurance Company since 2003.
Patricia A. Costante, Chairman and CEO of MDAdvantage, stated, “MDAdvantage is proud to once again sponsor the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards®. Being able to recognize all the progress that has been made in healthcare since the awards were first bestowed in 1939 is an honor and a privilege for all of us involved. My hope is that by highlighting these advances, we are able to inspire the healthcare providers and leaders of tomorrow.”
The 2015 Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Honorees
Outstanding Medical Educator Award:
Richard P. Mackessy, MD, Orthopaedic surgeon, Union County Orthopaedic Group and Chief of the Orthopedics Department at Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Outstanding Healthcare Executive Award:
Amy B. Mansue, President and CEO, Children’s Specialized Hospital
Edward J. Ill Physician’s Award®:
Margaret C. Fisher, MD, Medical Director of the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
Outstanding Medical Research Scientist Award for Basic Biomedical Research:
Estela Jacinto, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Outstanding Medical Research Scientist Award for Clinical Research:
M. Maral Mouradian, MD, William Dow Lovett Professor of Neurology and Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative and Neuroimmunologic Diseases in the Department of Neurology at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Peter W. Rodino, Jr., Citizen’s Award®:
Captain Joseph P. Costabile, MD, General and Vascular surgeon, Virtua Surgical Group
Paul J. Hirsch, MD, Chairman of the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation, said, “As healthcare leaders, we have an obligation to pave the way for our future healthcare providers so that they may continue the tradition of quality healthcare delivery and innovation in our state. The Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation and MDAdvantage are grateful for the support of our contributors, advertisers and, most especially, the Excellence in Medicine Scholarship Honor Roll members who step up with significant annual contributions to support the scholarship fund.”
This year’s awards will be presented at the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards® ceremony on May 6, 2015, at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. All profits from the event will be dedicated to support seven medical and healthcare student scholarships. To order tickets, participate as a Scholarship Honor Roll member, place an ad in this year’s awards journal or make a direct contribution, please contact the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation at 609-803-2350 or visit www.EJIawards.org.
The awards program is sponsored by MDAdvantage Insurance Company, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance. For more information on MDAdvantage, call 888-355-5551 or visit www.MDAdvantageonline.com.