Madison, Wis. (April 24, 2012) — The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation honored Claudia Reardon, MD, with the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award on April 20. An associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Reardon received the award during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.
The Viste Award is presented annually to a young physician who demonstrates commitment to patients, the medical profession and the community.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” Dr. Reardon said upon receiving the award. “It’s evident to me I would not be here without the help of lots and lots of mentors.”
Doctor Reardon, who received her medical degree from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, has served on the Wisconsin Medical Society Board of Directors and on the Society’s Council on Legislation and the Membership, Nominating and Credentials Committees. She has served as treasurer of the Dane County Medical Society and is its current president-elect. At the national level, Dr. Reardon has served as a delegate to the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates as a resident and a young physician.
“Doctor Reardon has been steadfast in her efforts to improve the quality and safety of patient care delivery not only in her direct practice, but in her research and legislative efforts,” Elizabeth Pritts, MD, said in a letter supporting Dr. Reardon’s award nomination. “She has and continues to be an incredible advocate for her profession and for patients throughout Wisconsin.”
The Foundation will contribute $750 to MEDiC, which provides health care for underserved/uninsured people in the Madison area. MEDiC is coordinated by students at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation, chartered in 1955 as a charitable organization, works to advance the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting medical and health education and statewide public health initiatives.
With nearly 12,500 members dedicated to the best interests of their patients, the Wisconsin Medical Society is the largest association of medical doctors in the state and a trusted source for health policy leadership since 1841.