Recognized with Wife Barbara Allison-Bryan, M.D. for Efforts Driving the Betterment of Public Health Through Political Service
Riverside Health System’s Hugh M. Bryan III, M.D., and wife Barbara Allison-Bryan, M.D., received the Clarence A. Holland Award from the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) during its annual meeting in Norfolk recently. The prestigious award is presented each year to Virginia physicians for outstanding contributions promoting the art and science of medicine and the advancement of public health through political service.
Dr. Bryan is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon with more than two decades of experience. He was the first surgeon in Virginia to use MRI-designed patient specific guides for knee replacement and received the Virginia Orthopedic Society Career Award in 2013.
Earlier, after completing the American College of Sports Medicine’s Team Physician course, Dr. Bryan served as the team physician at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York in 2000. He was elected to the Gloucester High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 as a result of his service as team physician, a role he also serves in at Mathews High School and Christchurch School.
Dr. Bryan served as MSV President in 2012. During his presidency, Dr. Bryan led MSV’s efforts to protect Medicaid funding, enact legislation that defines surgery in Virginia, and established a physician-led team-based care model.
Dr. Allison-Bryan, the first pediatrician on staff at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, was cited for her role as President of the Virginia Board of Medicine. During her tenure, she was instrumental in writing and passing new regulations on opioid prescribing that are saving the lives of Virginians.
“Barbara and I are incredibly honored to receive this award in the name of Dr. Holland, who accomplished so much as the first physician to hold office in the General Assembly,” said Dr. Bryan. “We are proud to honor his legacy and to help promote legislation and public health initiatives that ultimately work for the benefit of the patient.”
Both Dr. Bryan and Dr. Allison-Bryan live in Gloucester and are active members of the Mid-Tidewater Medical Society.
“We are delighted to recognize the Bryans, who continue to stay very involved in many key aspects of patient advocacy,” said MSVPAC Chairman Joel Bundy, M.D., FACP, FASN. “Throughout their careers they have been an integral part of MSV’s advocacy and policy initiatives, attending MSV’s lobby days, serving on many task forces, committees and boards, as well as being generous long-time supporters of MSVPAC.”
MSVPAC further strengthens MSV’s advocacy by providing financial support to physician-friendly legislators and to the decision makers in Virginia’s government – promoting a legislative climate that is favorable to physicians and patients.
Published: December 15, 2017