Phillips Medal Recipients

Phillips Medal 

2012 Recipients

David L. Bronson, M.D., F.A.C.P.

David L. Bronson, M.D., F.A.C.P., is president of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals and president of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. He also is a professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Bronson joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1992 as chairman of the department of general internal medicine prior to chairing the division of medical regional practice from 1995 to 2007. Additionally, from 2007 to 2010 he held the position of chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute.

Dr. Bronson was elected a fellow of the American College of Physicians in 1994, and has served on its Board of Regents since 2009, completing a term as immediate past chair of the Board of Governors from 2008 to 2009. He was governor of the Ohio Chapter in addition to serving on the Governor’s Advisory Committee. Dr. Bronson has also been a reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine and an ACP Journal Club commentator.

He has served as a member of several National Board of Medical Examiner committees and was co-chairman of the Greater Cleveland United Way campaign in 2003.

Dr. Bronson earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed residencies at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Vermont, where he served as chief resident. Board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, Dr. Bronson’s research interests include delirium, clinical prediction instruments, smoking cessation, patient education, and other primary care practice issues.

Yvette McGee Brown, J.D.

Yvette McGee Brown, J.D., in 2011 became the first African American woman to serve as a justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio.

The first African American elected to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Division and Juvenile Branch, Brown led the creation of the family Drug Court and the SMART Program, a truancy and education neglect intervention program. Upon retiring from the bench in 2002, she served as founding president of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. The Center is a multi-disciplinary program that co-locates prevention, assessment, treatment, research and advocacy services for children and families experiencing abuse and family violence.

She has served on the boards of Ohio University, The Ohio State University Medical Center, the National Council of the OSU Mortiz College of Law, M/I Homes Inc., and Fifth Third Bank of Central Ohio.

She is the former chairwoman of the United Way of Central Ohio, The Ohio State University Alumni Association and the YWCA Columbus Board of Directors. In 2008, Justice McGee Brown was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame. Among her many honors, she has received the Champion of
Children Award, YWCA Woman of Achievement Award, and several honors from Ohio University and The Ohio State University.

A graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism she earned her Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.