2014 Distinguished Service Award Recipient - Thomas H. Caine, MD
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2014 Distinguished Service Award Recipient - Thomas H. Caine, MD'63Thomas H. Caine, MD is a native of Idaho who received his B.S. and MD degrees from the U of U, followed with a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in clinical outpatient cardiology at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He joined the U of U faculty in 1968. During his time at the U School of Medicine he served as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and was the first chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. While under his leadership the division grew from three to 17 faculty members. Because of his interest in providing comprehensive medical care for his patients, he was the Medical Director of General Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinics for many years.
He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and has received their Laureate award given by the Utah Chapter. He also was awarded an outstanding service award by the Utah Medical Association. His activities have stretched across the community in the areas of patient care, administration, teaching and community service. His professional activities have included president of the University of Utah Medical staff, president of the Medical School Alumni Association, and a member of the U of U Hospital Foundation Board.
Most of all, he is a skilled physician, ultimate care giver, scholar and teacher, having taught both medical students and mentored residents for many years. His bedside manner is warm and reassuring and his professional and humanistic qualities have long been admired by his patients. Grateful patients have established three presidential endowed chairs, one professorship, and one lectureship in recognition of his extraordinary patient care and medical knowledge, something that is unprecedented at the University of Utah.