2023 Director's Award

Clyde M. Chumbley, II, MD, MBA

The Wisconsin Medical Society is pleased to announce Clyde M. Chumbley, II, MD, MBA as an honored recipient of the Director’s Award. The Director’s Award was established in 1928 and is the highest honor in the power of the Wisconsin Medical Society to bestow upon one of its members. It is granted only on occasion to those who have served with outstanding distinction the art and science of medicine, their fellow physicians and the public.

Dr. Chumbley was the chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Medical Society from 2017-2022. In addition to caring for patients as a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist throughout his 36-year medical career, Dr. Chumbley held numerous leadership and management positions, including serving nearly 20 years as president and CEO of a large, independent multi-specialty medical group practice. He also served as chief medical adviser for Wisconsin Medical Society Holdings and as chief medical officer for the Wisconsin Medical Society Holdings Association Health Plan.

Past leadership roles in Wisconsin include serving as chief medical officer/chief clinical integration officer for Aspirus Health, as president of Aspirus Clinics and as president and CEO for ProHealth Care Medical Associates. He served on the board of directors and as past chair and treasurer of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality. In Texas, he served as chief medical officer for Scott & White Healthcare in the Austin region. Dr. Chumbley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and holds medical licenses in Wisconsin and Texas.

Past recipients
Molli Rolli, MD (2022); Michael Miller, MD (2021); Barbara Hummel, MD (2020); Darold Treffert, MD (2019); Timothy McAvoy, MD (2018); Susan L. Turney, MD (2017); George M. Lange, MD (2016); John Frey, MD (2015); No recipient (2014); No recipient (2013); No recipient (2012); No recipient (2011); Clarence Chou, MD (2010); Carl S.L. Eisenberg, MD (2009); Robert Phillips, MD (2008); Cyril (Kim) Hetsko, MD (2007); Philip Farrell, MD (2006); Mark Andrew, MD (2005); Jack Lockhart, MD (2004); William J. Listwan, MD (2003); Thomas C. Meyer, MD (2002); Sandra Osborn, MD (2001); Richard Roberts, MD (2000); Richard Ulmer, MD (1999); no award in 1998; Timothy Flaherty, MD (1997); J D Kabler, MD (posthumously - 1996); John K. Scott, MD (1995); Kenneth Viste, Jr., MD (1994); Richard W. Edwards, MD and William Harlan (1993); and Gerald Kempthorne, MD (1992). 

2023 Presidential Citation

Jennifer Y.C. Edgoose, MD, MPH

The Wisconsin Medical Society is pleased to present Jennifer Y.C. Edgoose, MD, MPH the Presidential Citation Award. WisMed’s President has the privilege of presenting a Presidential Citation to a physician or non-physician who has made a significant contribution to medicine or public health.

Dr. Edgoose Professor, Executive Vice Chair and Vice Chair of Community Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in biological chemistry; Columbia University with an M.D. and M.P.H.; and the University of Washington for her family medicine residency. She then practiced full-spectrum family medicine for more than ten years at Community Health Care, a federally qualified health center in Tacoma, Washington.

She joined the University of Wisconsin in 2010 and focuses her attention on care of marginalized populations and strategies to promote health equity and community engagement clinically, educationally and in research. Nationally, she served on the Health Equity Team for Family Medicine for America’s Health and was the lead editor of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Health Equity Curricular Toolkit.

She also has served as a past co-Chair for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Minority and Multicultural Health Collaborative as well as Secretary of the STFM Foundation Board. She is a recipient of the Baldwin E. Lloyd Faculty Teaching Award, Brillman Mentoring Award, Scheckler Faculty Research Award and the 2018 University of Wisconsin Outstanding Women of Color Award.

Past recipients
Dennis Luther, MD (2022); Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH (2021); Christine Sinsky, MD (2020); Robert Jaeger, MD (2019); Alan Schwartzstein, MD (2018); Attorney General Brad Schimel (2017); U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan and Clarence Chou, MD (2016); U.S Congressman Ron Kind and Tom Jackson, MD (2015); U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and
U.S. Congressman Reid Ribble (2014); Sara Finger (2013); Thomas Lewandowski, MD and Anthony DeFranco, MD (2012); Cyril (Kim) Hetsko, MD (2011); Phillip Farrell, MD (2010); T. Michael Bolger (2009); Thomas C. Meyer, MD (2008); Helene Nelson (2007); Paul Wertsch, MD (2006); Raymond Zastrow, MD (2005); DHHS Secretary Tommy Thompson (2004); Kermit L. Newcomer, MD (2003); Congressman Tom Barrett (2002); John Chapin (2001); Pauline Jackson, MD (2000); Phil Dougherty, MD (1999); Attorney General James Doyle (1998); State Representative Sheldon Wasserman, MD (1997); Sue Ann Thompson (1996); the Wausau Boy Scout Troop 465, Student Peer Mediation Council-James Madison Memorial High School, Viroqua High School, Students Against Violence of Milwaukee, Positive Youth Development (1995); Patricia Stuff, MD (1994), Kevin Fullin, MD and Patty Fullin (1993); and Thomas Schlenker, MD (1992).

2023 Physician Citizens of the Year

This year, Douglas Davis, MD, PhD, William Finlayson, MD, and Adedayo Onitilo, MD, PhD, MSCR, FACP were honored recipients of the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Physician Citizen of the Year Award. First established by WisMed in 1982, the award recognizes and encourages Wisconsin physicians who volunteer their time and talents through civic and cultural activities—helping to improve the health and well-being of their communities.

Douglas Davis, MD, PhD

Dr. Davis, an emergency radiologist and neuroradiologist, became a full-time activist for his Ukrainian family and for all of Ukraine after February 24, 2022. He took extended leave from his clinical practice to pursue full-time relief efforts for those suffering Russian atrocities and for all those protecting Ukraine. Since then, his efforts and leadership have resulted in nearly 400 tons of medical supplies and equipment thus far being sent to Ukraine. He has volunteered, partnered and joined with the leadership of a wide variety of health care networks and non-profit groups in order to help heal and support families from the most war-torn regions of Ukraine and other conflict zones around the globe.


William Finlayson, MD

Dr. Finlayson has proudly served his community as an OB/GYN and his country as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. In 1971 he was instrumental in the founding of North Milwaukee State Bank, the first black-owned bank in Milwaukee, and served as its Chairman of the Board for more than two decades. His intention was not profit based, but rather to add stature and viability to underserved communities by facilitating community development and economic growth, personal and business advancement, home ownership growth and financial education. He has been active in the Medical Society of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Medical Society, Milwaukee Gynecological Society, National Medical Association, Southeastern Wisconsin Health System Agency, local YMCA, Urban League, NAACP and taught at the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin Medical School.


Adedayo Onitilo, MD, PhD, MSCR, FACP

Dr. Onitilo is the Director of Cancer Care and Research Center at Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) and the principal investigator of WiNCORP, which provides access to NCI-sponsored clinical trials to more than 680,000 people in Wisconsin, and parts of Michigan, Iowa and Minnesota. Dr. Onitilo is also a principal investigator for various pharmaceutical clinical trials at MCHS. He is editor-in-chief for Clinical Medicine and Research and holds a clinical faculty position at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Onitilo enjoys working in the Health System because it allows him to practice exceptional medicine and conduct landmark research.