Dr. Terry Box Recognized for Lifetime Achievement
As we experience this difficult spring, we are comforted by the thought that spring is the season of rebirth, when dormant plants become green – and transplant patients are reminded of their second chance at life. Dr. Terry Box is one of them.
Terry Box, MD, a member of the American Liver Foundation’s National Medical Advisory Committee (NMAC), completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, followed by residency and fellowship at the University of Utah. Although a proud Texan, he stayed on in Utah and is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
He is also a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and a member of HCI’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Program. His area of focus is diagnosing and treating diseases of the liver and he has specific expertise in hepatitis B and C, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver transplantation. He is also most unique, as Dr. Box is a liver transplant recipient himself.
Dr. Box’s 2002 transplant, performed at his own institution, followed a sudden decline in his health. Although he knew his liver was gradually failing, it wasn’t until his strength failed that he was ready to confront his own need for a transplant. Click here to listen to the story in his own words.
To honor Dr. Box’s dedication, instruction, experience and accomplishments, the Utah Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) of ALF’s Desert Southwest Division introduced a prestigious annual award in September 2019. Dr. Box was the inaugural recipient of the “Terry D. Box, MD Lifetime Achievement Award”. A second award recipient will receive recognition in the fall of 2020.
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