Phillips Medal Recipients

Phillips Medal

2011 Recipients

Lois M. Nora, M.D., J.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Nora joined The Commonwealth Medical College in May 2011, as interim president and dean, serving as both chief executive officer and chief academic officer of the college. She also holds the rank of President Emeritus and Dean of Medicine Emeritus at Northeast Ohio Medical University, formerly known as Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy.

She is nationally recognized leader in physician workforce issues as well as for her research in gender equity, health professions education and academic medicine. Much of Dr. Nora's scholarly work is focused on issues where law and medicine intersect in medical education.

A board-certified neurologist, Dr. Nora is fellowship trained in electromyography and neuromuscular disease and holds certificates in clinical medical ethics and medical management. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and has served as the latter organization's president. Dr. Nora also holds the distinction of being the first female neurologist chosen to be dean of and president of an American medical school.

Dr. Nora received her doctor of medicine degree from Rush medical College, a law degree from the University of Chicago, and a master of business administration degree from University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Robert S. Juhasz, D.O., F.A.C.O.I

Dr. Juhasz is the medical director at the Cleveland Clinic's Willoughby Hills Family Health Center. He is an associate clinical professor at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. For the past five years, Dr. Juhasz has served at the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees liaison to the Heritage College and has enjoyed being a mentor to many students and residents. In 2006, he was named an honorary alumnus of the Heritage College.

Dr. Juhasz serves on the Board of Trustees for the AOA, and is the chair of the AOA's Education and Procedure Review Committee III. Dr. Juhasz's counsel is often sought on issues concerning the implementation of electronic health records; in 2005, he participated in a panel that was interviewed by former President George W. Bush about electronic health records. He has served as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Electronic Health Records Workgroup and served as a member of what is now known as the National eHealth Collaborative. 

Dr. Juhasz graduated from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a fellow and former board member of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.