MCMS announces Edward Mott Moore recipients

The Monroe County Medical Society recently recognized two professionals with its 2023 Edward Mott Moore Physician and Layperson Awards. This award recognizes individuals whose dedication to the community goes above and beyond the usual call of duty.

2023 Edward Mott Moore Physician Award — Physicians Roger Oskvig, University of Rochester

Oskvig grew up on an Iowa farm. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa. He did his categorical internal medicine residency at University of Rochester from 1974-1977. He joined the United States Air Force in 1977 and remained on active duty through 1981. He has worked as a private practitioner, in additional education, as program director and department chairman at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center prior to recruitment to URMC in 1989. Currently, he is a clinical professor of medicine, a chief medical adviser for Second Opinion with Joan Lunden for the past 22 years, an extended member of New York State Board of Medicine, of which he served as chairman. Professional interests include internal medicine, geriatrics, licensing, and credentialing.

• 2023 Edward Mott Moore Layperson Award — Mary Tantillo, Ph.D., University of Rochester

Mary Tantillo, Ph.D., is a professor of clinical nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and a clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a fellow and previous board member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). She served as chairwoman for the AED Credentialing Task Force and as co-chairwoman for the AED Patient–Carer Committee and was awarded the Meehan-Hartley Award for Public Service and Advocacy by the AED in 2010. Since 2005, Tantillo has been the director of the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders (WNYCCCED), one of three NYS Office of Mental Health-funded CCCED’s. As part of this work, she and the WNYCCCED team initiated Project ECHO Eating Disorders in January 2017 and School-Based Project ECHO Eating Disorders in 2018. Additionally, in 2010 Tantillo founded The Healing Connection (THC), a free-standing, 501 (c) 3, nonprofit NYS Office of Mental Health-licensed eating disorders facility for adults and adolescents. Over the past 10 years she partnered with patients and families to develop a new and innovative relationally and motivationally-informed multifamily therapy group approach to treating anorexia nervosa in young adults called “Reconnecting for Recovery.” She co-authored a treatment manual for this multifamily approach with Jennifer McGraw and Daniel Le Grange that was released by Routledge in 2021.