The Fr. Noonan Distinguished Alumnus Award, presented annually, recognizes and honors the achievements of outstanding alumni. The McQuaid Alumni Association established the award in 1992 in honor of Richard P. Noonan, S.J., principal of McQuaid from 1966-67, and revered alumni director from 1969 until his retirement in 1995. He died a year later.

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2016 Honoree - Minindar S. Kocher, '85

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Induction Video

KocherA graduate of Dartmouth College and Duke University School of Medicine, Mininder S. Kocher, ’85 is associate director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. An internationally renowned clinical and research expert in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine, Min focuses on sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery with specialties in the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, and ankle. He is head orthopedic surgeon at Northeastern University and the team physician of the U.S. Ski and U.S. Track & Field teams.

Min has received numerous awards for his research on clinical epidemiology and biostatistics and directs his own clinical research unit. His work has been featured in several newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, and Sports Illustrated.

Min has published more than 170 scientific articles, 80 book chapters, five textbooks, and has been a visiting professor in more than 20 countries. In 2012, he worked with staff members at the University of Rochester to implement a summer research internship in which McQuaid Jesuit students had the opportunity to shadow doctors.

Previous Honorees

2015
Timothy Fitzgerald, '85 
2013
Matthew Glende, '07
2012
Rod Cox-Cooper, '85
2011
Thomas Dessauer, '64
2010
John C. Lynd, '58
2008
James T Maxwell, M.D., '67
2007
Thomas Rodenhouse, M.D., '58
2006
Daniel J. Mason, '85
2005
P. Robert Fox, '60
2004
R. Wayne LeChase, '61
2003
Thomas Trevett, '60
2002
Geoffrey Rosenberger, '71
2001
Mark Siewert, '67
2000
Daniel Warmenhoven, '68
Daniel Wegman, '65
1999
John DiMarco, '60
Jack Doyle, '59
1998
John Podsiadlo, S.J., '58
1997
Thomas Mooney, '59
1996
Ferdinand J. Smith, '63
1995
David Larimer, '62
1994
Thomas Nientimp, '59
1993
Robert Thomas, '70
1992
Patrick Horvath, '78
   

 

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