Dr. A. Bradley Soule was born in St. Albans, Vermont in October 1903. He enrolled at the University of Vermont in the Fall of 1921 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1925. Three years later, Dr. Soule received his M.D. from the College of
Medicine and did a one-year internship at the Mary Fletcher Hospital. His first faculty appointment was in the Fall of 1929 when he was appointed Instructor of Pathology. In 1933, Dr. Soule was appointed attending Radiologist at the Mary Fletcher
Hospital and the Bishop Degoesbriand Hospital as well. Except for a year of residency training in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and the time Dr. Soule served in World War II, he remained on the University of Vermont faculty for almost
54 years.Of all of Dr. Soule’s professional accomplishments, he is perhaps best known for his role in preserving the College of Medicine. In 1935, the AMA Council on Medical Education dropped an academic bombshell on the College.
Following an accreditation visit, it was cited for a number of serious academic deficiencies and was placed on probation. The following year, the Association of American Medical Colleges joined the AMA in placing the College of Medicine on probation
for similar reasons. At the time, the Dean did not accept the gravity of the situation so the faculty assumed the initiative of reorganizing the College of Medicine. In 1937, Dr. Soule was appointed to a three-member committee, along with Dr.
Hiram Buttles and Dr. C.F. Whitney, and charged with assessing the situation and correcting the deficiencies. The most formidable task facing the committee was that of strengthening the full-time faculty, particularly in the basic sciences. They
also needed to improve the clinical base of the College, reorganize the curriculum, and strengthen the entrance requirements. Dr. Soule was a leader in all of these endeavors, particularly in recruiting full-time faculty staff. He was also the
committee’s “leg man”, attending meetings of the AMA and Association of American Medical Colleges to demonstrate that the College was making progress. Just six months after their appointment, the Committee had completed all of
its tasks of reorganizing the College and was discharged. Less than a week later, the Dean of the College of Medicine died and, because it was felt unwise to recruit a new dean while still on probation, the Committee was reconstituted. Thus, Dr.
Soule and his colleagues assumed leadership of the College of Medicine until it was removed from academic probation and a new dean was appointed. Several times over the years, the College of Medicine tried to persuade Dr. Soule to officially assume
Deanship but he reluctantly refused, citing it was “right for the University and for himself”.During his time with the College of Medicine, Dr. Soule also participated in such key developments as the construction of modern
facilities, the merger of the Hospitals, the development of practice groups, and the development of full-time faculty. By creating his own practice group in Radiology, Dr. Soule led the way in demonstrating how such an organization could strengthen
academic programs. This led to the formation of full-time practice groups in Pathology and Psychiatry, and then the other major clinical disciplines. Throughout these difficult times of change and negotiation, Dr. Soule also continuously supported
the growth of full-time clinical faculty. This in turn led to the creation of the University Health Center.While Dr. Soule is recognized as a leader in the administration of College of Medicine, he was also celebrated as superb teacher
as well. It was noted that Dr. Soule knew every member of the more than fifty medical classes at the time; and, moreover, he taught almost every single one of them. For years, Dr. Soule served as yearbook advisor and the students voted him Teacher
of the Year in 1964. In 1971, Dr. Soule became Professor Emeritus but on a part-time basis. He continued to teach students and assumed the position as Director of Alumni Affairs in the Dean’s Office. He served in these roles until right
before his death in 1983.Throughout his life, Dr. A. Bradley Soule underplayed his role in transforming the College of Medicine. He was a major leader in its growth and reorganization at a time when it risked losing accreditation.
Many Deans relied on Dr. Soule for insight and advice on issues facing the College. The College of Medicine would perhaps not exist today if it were not for Dr. Soule’s leadership.The A. Bradley Soule Award is presented to an
alum whose loyalty and dedication to the College of Medicine most emulate those qualities as found in the award's first recipient, A. Bradley Soule, M.D.'28.Submit a nomination
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Dr. Reines graduated from Cornell University in 1968 and the University of Vermont College of Medicine '72. In medical school he co-founded “The Place” to provide emergent care for drug users and to help identify dangerous contaminants in psychedelic drugs that were making their way into the state. He remained in Vermont for his surgical residency under the leadership of Dr. John Davis, who at the time was the editor of the Journal of Trauma. He was the cancer fellow under Dr. Roger Foster, but found he was particularly interested in critical care and trauma, working with Dr. Robert Deane and Dr. Tom Shenazaki. Among his fellow surgical residents were Drs. Frank Ittleman, Paul Butler, and Ernest (Gene) Moore.During his years in Vermont, he married nurse Martha Virginia Orton. After completing a critical care/trauma fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami under Dr. Joseph Civetta (at the time one of only two such fellowships in the country), he joined the faculty at the Medical College of South Carolina in Charleston, where he helped organize the first trauma unit in the state. He became the chair of the state committee for trauma and was surgical director of the South Carolina EMS system. He was an editor of the first national book on ”Medical Control for EMS.” Dr. Reines went on to direct the trauma and critical care units at the Medical College of Virginia, (now Virginia Commonwealth University) at a time when Richmond was labeled the “murder Capital of the U.S." He worked with the Richmond Police Department to limit the purchase and use of automatic and semiautomatic weapons.In 1991, he was appointed chair of surgery at Newton Wellesley, a Partners hospital, in Eastern Massachusetts. And in 2001, he was appointed vice chair of surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia, where he established the first new surgical residency in the United States in many years. He became clerkship director for VCU students and served as an attending on the Trauma/Critical Care/Acute Care Service. Dr. Reines has been a Professor of Surgery at Tufts University Medical School, at MCV/VCU, at Howard University School of Medicine, and is presently a professor at George Washington University Medical School and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where he was appointed Clinical Professor of Surgery and a Master Educator. He received a masters of leadership and education from George Washington University. He continues to be active in teaching and research, and has been very active in policy for the American College of Surgeons, as President of the Metro Chapter of the ACS and as a Governor, where he was appointed the Chair of the Governors’ Workgroup on Policy and Health Affairs. Previously he had been on the Executive Committee of the Pre- and Post-operative Committee for the ACS and was chair of the Independent Academic Medical Centers Committee for the APDS. He was appointed to the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and subsequently became the chair of the committee, advising both the Secretary and the Congress on issues affecting Graduate Medical Education. Last year he was admitted as an Associate Member of the ACS Master Surgeon Educators.For the past six years, Dr. Reines has served as secretary of the board of the Christian Medical College Foundation in Vellore, India, and has been instrumental in helping design and establish the first trauma center in South India, one of only three in the country. Recently, he has been appointed to the Inova Foundation Board.Dr. Reines is the author of 120 peer reviewed publications, as well as multiple chapters on critical care, trauma, and surgical education. He has always prized his medical roots in Vermont, and in the last decade, along with his wife, Nina Totenberg, has been able to endow a medical school scholarship that benefits several New England students each year. He became a member of the Foundation Leadership Council and was appointed to the board of the UVM Foundation in 2016. During that time, he has served on both the governance committee and as vice chair of the development committee. He was a member of the search committee which selected Dr. Richard Page to be the new dean of the medical school. Two years ago Dean Richard L. Page approached him to chair the Firestone Medical Research Building Campaign. Dr. Reines has also been involved with the new curriculum at the Larner College of Medicine. He continues to be active in fundraising for the University. Dr. Reines has two daughters, Beth and Alissa, and four grandchildren. He lives with his wife Nina, the legal affairs correspondent for NPR, in Washington, D.C.
In grade school, Betsy Sussman, M.D.’81, was inspired to study medicine after reading a biography of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to graduate medical school in the U.S. in 1849. A Burlington, Vt., native, Dr. Sussman was also encouraged
on this path by her father, Joe Sussman. Although he did not attend college, he had great respect for his brother, Ralph Sussman, M.D.‘38, a local pediatrician and founder of the Century Club of the UVM Medical Alumni Association.
After training in internal medicine and diagnostic radiology in Rochester, N.Y., Dr. Sussman returned to Vermont in 1987 as a body imaging fellow in radiology. Encouraged by her mentor, Dr. John Tampas, she never left. She started as assistant professor
in 1988, rising through the ranks to associate professor in 1994 and professor in 2001. Her interest in women’s imaging led to dual appointments in radiology and obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Sussman has enjoyed teaching, serving on many
local and national committees and volunteering on federal Indian reservations. She has joined classmate Peter Millard, M.D.’81, to teach ultrasound to medical students attending the Catholic University of Mozambique and has worked with her
mentor, Kristen Destigter, M.D., on Imaging the World scanning protocols in obstetric and breast ultrasound to improve healthcare in developing countries.
Dr. Sussman always emphasizes the importance of work/life balance to new physicians. When in medical school, she attended a panel that included Marga Sproul, M.D.’76. As a young attending physician with a family, Dr. Sproul spoke about how although
she could not always read the latest journal articles when they came out, she managed to keep up and provide great care to her patients and her family. At the time, this was a revelation to Dr. Sussman. She has since mentored residents and medical
students to choose a specialty they love and to do the best they can to achieve a healthy work/life balance.
Dr. Sussman feels humor and curiosity have served her well in her career. After looking up Elizabeth Blackwell for this bio, it came to light that Dr. Blackwell had befriended Florence Nightingale. Dr. Blackwell was interested in educating women to
be physicians and nurses. Ms. Nightingale believed women should only be educated as nurses, causing a fallout between the two friends. Wouldn’t both of these famous women of medicine be surprised to know that just over half of all medical
students in the U.S. today are women? Dr. Sussman is so grateful for the opportunity to have had a fulfilling career, which started and continues at the Larner College of Medicine with so many teachers and mentors along the way. One of her greatest
joys is when one of her students achieves success which surpasses her own.
Frederick Mandell, M.D. ’64 is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and a Senior Associate in Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Boston.
Dr. Mandell remembers a premedical student asking him, “What does it mean to be a doctor?” He said he tried to explain: “To be a doctor,” he said, “in the true sense of the word, is to use that almost mystical combination
of science and a kind heart to make decisions; to give ear to the voice of the patient and to respond to those who call out to us. That is what gives doctors the thumping heart, to believe in what they have to do. This was the signature of my
medical school”, he said, “and that was the roll of the drums that set me off.”
Dr. Mandell went to medical school wanting to be a surgeon. He left as a pediatrician under the guiding hand of his UVM mentor Dr. Jerry Lucey. While serving as a pediatric resident at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Dr. Mandell began his interest
in the underserved, caring for children of Boston’s Romani community. Following residency Dr. Mandell was invited to join the medical staff at Children’s Hospital, Boston, and received an appointment at Harvard Medical School.
When asked, “Why did my baby die?” Dr. Mandell, attempting to answer the question, he entered the research community, founded the Massachusetts Center for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome(SIDS) and became Vice Chairman of the National
SIDS rates were the highest in the world among the Native American Tribes and Dr. Mandell was a part of the American Academy of Pediatric’s and Indian Health Service’s research teams to investigate the possible causes on the various Reservations.
Dr. Mandell has continued his commitment to the health needs of The Tribal Nations and has worked with the Lakota Sioux for over twenty years. At the Kicking Bear PowWow he was presented with their highest award, the Eagle Feather.
His continued interest in native peoples led him to the high mountains of Peru, to work with the Chacahpoya Indians and the Huaorani people in the Amazon. He worked with Project Hope to build a Children’s Hospital in Pudong, China and he was
honored by the Boston Chasidic Community with their Award for Humanitarian Service. Dr. Mandell’s regard for the underserved has been uninterrupted and at the present time he is providing pediatric care to children at a rural clinic in Nicaragua.
Dr. Mandell has devoted his life to the care of children and has valued the treasures of clinical practice. He continues to fulfill his dream as a physician with professional quality and integrity and as a human being with a listening heart and high
ideals. As an honored teacher he has been resolute in his desire to share knowledge and experience.
The University of Vermont presented Dr.Mandell with “The Lifetime Achievement Award” and the Larner College of Medicine honored him with the alumni award for “Service to the Community.” Harvard Medical School awarded
him the “Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Award.” In his hometown, he was the recipient of their “Native Son Award.” He served as President of the College of Medicine’s Alumni Executive Committee. Dr. Mandell has
authored numerous scientific papers, served as editor of Pediatric Alert, and published three works of historic fiction.
Dr. Mandell concluded, “Over the years I have learned more than I have given. The medicine men I have met have influenced my life in their wisdom and their understanding of disease and cures. Their poignant message transcends culture and has
been what I had been taught at the beginning of my medical life as a student at The College of Medicine, “Every person you touch has a soul.”
As associate dean of admissions, Janice Gallant, M.D.’89, has helped to welcome hundreds of students to the UVM Larner College of Medicine over the past 13 years. Her energy and enthusiasm for this work has helped to create a diverse and robust
admissions committee as well as a holistic admissions process, that has become an example for peer institutions.
Dr. Gallant joined the UVM faculty as an assistant professor of radiology in 1996, and was promoted to associate professor of radiology and pediatrics in 2003. She became associate dean of admissions in 2006, after serving on the admissions committee
since 2001. She is a current member of the Alumni Executive Committee through 2021. She has earned numerous teaching awards from medical students and residents, including Clinical Teacher of the Year twice, Pediatric Teacher of the Year twice,
and the 2006 American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Award. Not only is Dr. Gallant an outstanding physician and teacher, she’s also a musician. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where she studied
piano and oboe.
Her inspiration and achievements in Admissions has come from her diverse and broad health care experience. After working for 9 years as a Physician Assistant in Ob-Gyn at UVMMC she obtained her MD degree from the UVM Larner College of Medicine in
1989 and completed a two year fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She worked for over 10 years as director of pediatric radiology in the department of radiology at UVMMC, working with a pediatric team caring for families and patients
of all ages which was her passion and lifelong dream. It is these experiences which led to her success in transforming the LCOM admission process. With an innovative and courageous team approach, she has worked closely with 140 MMI Interviewers
consisting of faculty, staff, community leaders and students, a 15 member Admissions Committee and a large number of volunteers to share a vision for and create a competency based and data driven admissions process which could best serve the UVM
Larner College of Medicine and ultimately the care of patients in every community throughout the world.
Her dedication to the College has inspired countless medical students to choose UVM for their medical education and to stay connected to their alma mater.
Watch the video of A. Bradley Soule Award Recipient Janice Gallant, M.D. '89
H. James Wallace, III, ’83, M.D. ’88 remembers following his father (H. James Wallace Jr., ’54, M.D. ’58) rounding at the Mary Fletcher and Bishop Degoesbriand hospitals in the 1960s and can’t remember a time that he
did not want to be a doctor. His father instilled in him a sense of honor in being part of peoples’ lives when they were most vulnerable and the importance of being a person while being a doctor. These ideals have led Dr. Wallace through
his career, informing his work with – and inspiring – patients, students, colleagues, and fellow alumni.After completing training and working in private practice in a few locations, Dr. Wallace arrived back in Burlington
in 2000 and over the last 18 years has led the Division of Radiation Oncology, helping integrate the group into the University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group in 2011. He is a member of the UVM Cancer Center leadership team, is the Executive
Director for the Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization and holds numerous roles on cancer related committees. He is also currently the physician leader for the Patient and Family Centered Care initiative.Asked by John Tampas,
M.D. ’54 to become more involved in the Medical Alumni Association, Dr. Wallace agreed, serving on the Alumni Executive Committee from 2003 to 2016 and eventually becoming President of the Medical Alumni Association from 2014 to 2016. He
is a class agent for the class of 1988.In addition to his success as a physician and his leadership among alumni, this award recognizes the compassionate, expert care that Dr. Wallace provides every day to his patients and their families,
as well as the inspiration he provides to his students. Dr. Wallace’s commitment to the values instilled in him by his father, the knowledge he obtained at the College, and the respect for every person he meets combine to create a physician
deserving of the A. Bradley Soule Award.
Watch the video of A. Bradley Soule Award recipient Jim Wallace, M.D. '88
Dr. Hebert arrived in Burlington as a freshman medical student in 1973 and has spent his entire career at the College of Medicine where he has supported the academic, teaching and clinical mission in many ways. Encouraged by his friend and mentor,
Dr. Richard Gamelli ’74, he stayed to do a residency in surgery and was subsequently hired as an assistant professor of surgery in 1982. He established a laboratory based on work he had done as a surgery senior major at UVM and was able
to secure NIH funding as a new investigator. A true general surgeon, Dr. Hebert was described by Dr. David Pilcher in his book Catamount Surgeons as “. . a jack-of-all-trades and master of many. He never refused and assignment” He
maintains an active surgical practice and has been the primary pancreatic surgeon for the past two decades. In 1983, Dr. Hebert was asked to represent the department at a newly formed organization, the Association for Surgical Education, where
he developed a passion for medical education. In 1997 he was appointed by Dr. Frymoyer to chair the Curriculum Task Force which developed the principles upon which the current Vermont Integrated Curriculum is now built. Dr. Hebert has served on
many committees within the College including the Admissions and Instructional Improvement Committees and has had many leadership positions at the College including Division Chief for General Surgery, Vice Chair for Education in the Department
of Surgery, Program Director for the Surgery Residency, and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official at Fletcher Health Care. Dr. Hebert was promoted to Professor in 1994 and in 2005 became the Albert
G Mackay, M.D. ’32 and H. Gordon Page, M.D. ’45 Professor of Surgery. He has been the recipient of the department’s teaching and service awards. Dr. Hebert has represented the College well in regional and national leadership
roles. He served as Chair of the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Surgery, Chair of the Committee of Review Committee Chairs, and a member of the Board of Directors, including the Executive Committee, of the Accreditation Council for Graduate
Medical Education (ACGME) and currently is a member of the ACGME-International Review Committee for Surgery and Hospital –Based Residencies. Dr. Hebert served as a Director of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and is now a senior examiner
for the ABS. He served on many committees including the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He is a past president of the Vermont Chapter of the ACS. Dr. Hebert was recently appointed by the ACS as editor of the Fundamentals
of Surgery and Advanced Curriculum in Surgery. Dr. Hebert served on a number of committees with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)/ United States Licensing Examination (USMLE) and is currently a member of the USMLE Step 2 Interdisciplinary
Review Committee. He received the Distinguished Service award from the NBME in 2005. Dr. Hebert is a past president of the Association for Surgical Education and the New England Surgical Society. He is currently the immediate past- president of
the Vermont Medical Society and remains active on the VMS executive council. Dr. Hebert has been an active member of the Medical Alumni Association as Class Agent and as a member of the Medical Alumni Executive Committee (MAEC) serving as president
from 2010 to 2012. He continues his active and philanthropic support of the college. He actively participates in reunion planning, and has served as co-host with John Tampas, M.D. ’54 for nostalgia hour for the past few years. He also serves
on the UVM Foundation Leadership Council. Dr. Hebert received the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award awarded by the MAEC in 2002.
Watch the video of A. Bradley Soule Award recipient James C. Hebert, M.D. '772016 A. Bradley Soule Award
As an alumnus and long-time faculty member at the UVM College of Medicine, Dr. Saia has supported his alma mater in countless ways, from his leadership positions with the Department of Family Medicine, to his teaching and mentoring of students and
residents. After receiving his M.D. in 1966, he interrupted his internal medicine residency in Rochester, New York, to serve in the U.S. Army as a Medical Officer (Captain) in Vietnam, receiving a bronze star and completing his service with the
rank of Major. He returned to the University of Vermont to finish his internal medicine residency training, then went into general practice in Waitsfield, Vt. Dr. Saia joined the University of Vermont College of Medicine faculty in 1980, and was
promoted to Associate Professor in 1987. Dr. Saia served as the residency program director for ten years, and then became director of the Family Medicine Clerkship for six years. During his academic career, he had the opportunity to influence
the careers of literally thousands of medical students, as well as dozens of family medicine residents. Many of these graduates currently practice in Vermont and around the country. Dr. Saia has also helped to shape medical education at the College
through his role as director of the Doctoring Skills course, and through serving on the steering committee for the Vermont Generalist Curriculum.Watch the video of A. Bradley Soule Award recipient John J. Saia, M.D. '66
Dr. Anton has been a loyal supporter and leader of the College of Medicine since his graduation in 1970. A devoted class agent since graduation, Dr. Anton served on the Medical Alumni Executive Committee from 1990 to 2004, and was its President from
2002 to 2004. He was also a member of the Medical Planned Giving Committee from 1999 to 2005. During his tenure as President of the UVM Medical Alumni Association, he was instrumental in making sure the Medical Alumni Association was inclusive
of all graduates of the College. John Tampas, M.D. ’54, Executive Secretary of the Alumni Executive Committee notes, “Dr. Anton pushed hard to make sure Ph.D.’s were included under the Medical Alumni Association umbrella.”
With his fellow Medical Alumni Executive Committee members, Dr. Anton was also intimately involved in the creation of the 21st Century Fund, a precursor to the COM Fund, which encouraged increased alumni support. Since completing his term as President
of the Alumni Association he has continued his involvement and philanthropic support of the College at the highest level, and is a member of the UVM Wilbur Society. In 1987, his strong family legacy contributed to his desire to create, along with
his mother, Evelyn, the Harry J. Anton, M.D. ’40 Memorial Fund at the College of Medicine in honor of his father, as well as the Harry J. Anton classroom. This well-funded endowment continues to be a valuable resource for the College to
this day. In 2014, Dr. Anton significantly added to the Harry J. Anton, M.D. ’40 Memorial Fund in honor of his 45th Reunion, a true testament to his commitment to the College. In addition to his services to UVM, Dr. Anton has served on numerous
regional, state and national organizations which include the presidency of the Anesthesia Section of the Massachusetts Medical Society, president of the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists, and served on the board of directors of the American
Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Anton was also a member of the speaker’s bureau for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Anton continues to work full-time as an anesthesiologist in an outpatient surgical facility in Connecticut.
As a student, Dr. Howard was greatly influenced by Dr. A. Bradley Soule, Dr. John Tampas and the UVM Radiology Department. Thus, it was not surprising that after internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he continued on in Radiology at Walter
Reed, where in 1972 he was appointed Chief Resident. In 1974 he was Chief of Radiology at Kimbrough Hospital in Odenton, Maryland. In 1976 Dr. Howard joined Princeton Radiology Associates (PRA). In 1980 he was elected President and
Managing Partner of PRA, a position he held until 2009. During his tenure, he transformed PRA from a solely hospital-based practice to a primarily non-hospital based (independent) practice by building some of New Jersey’s largest outpatient
facilities, providing both diagnostic and therapeutic Radiology services. In the late 80s he built the Princeton Physician’s Organization (PO) and Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) and served concurrently on the Board of Directors
of both organizations until 2009. He was instrumental in building RADCON (Radiology Consultants), a network of N.J. Radiology Groups. In 1999, Dr. Howard began building RadPharm (Radiology Pharmaceutical Research). After finalizing
plans for a proton radiation treatment center in September 2009, a $180 million project which opened in 2011, he retired. Dr. Howard’s commitment and service to the UVM College of Medicine includes twelve years as agent for the Class of
1969. In 1998, he earned the Medical Alumni Association’s Service to Medicine & Community Award. From 1994 to 2006 he served on the college’s Medical Alumni Executive Committee (MAEC), becoming President from 2004 to
2006. During his membership on the MAEC he and his wife created the Charles & Edith Howard Medical Alumni Association Challenge Scholarship. All four of his children attended either undergraduate and/or medical school at UVM.
Since retiring in 2009, he donates his time to "kitchen table medicine" guiding people through today's opaque health care system, operating a farm, repairing autos, and pursuing his passion for music. The Princeton Brass Band in which he
plays 1st Baritone is the North American Brass Band Champion, having won first place in the North American Brass Band Association's Championship Division competition in 2013.