Local Physician Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Waco physician, Michael Attas, MD, was recently chosen as one of six physicians honored at the 18th Annual Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony and Reception in Galveston. The Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest alumni honor bestowed by the university’s School of Medicine Alumni Association and recognizes outstanding service to the medical profession and to humanity. A member of the class of 1973, Dr. Attas led the establishment and direction of the first national undergraduate program in medical humanities at Baylor University in 1999. After 37 years as a cardiologist, Dr. Attas announced his retirement from medical practice on July 1, 2015.

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