2012 Alumni Association Certificate of Honor Recipients
Awarded by the Alumni Association in recognition of distinguished services rendered and loyal devotion to the welfare of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Hasco William Craver III, DO ’87, serves as dean and chief academic officer of Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also professor of surgery at PCOM.
A Costin Scholar, Dr. Craver’s work as a surgeon and teacher has been recognized with awards including the Galen S. Young Surgery Award from PCOM, a Certificate of Merit from the Alumni Association of PCOM, and Case Writer of the Year from the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. He has been named to the Mentor Hall of Fame by the American Osteopathic Association.
Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Dr. Craver earned his medical degree from PCOM and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. He completed his residency training in general surgery at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia.
Prior to attending PCOM, Dr. Craver worked as a physical therapist and in sports medicine at Hershey Medical Center.
Robert Bruce Goldberg, DO ’77, serves as dean and chief academic officer as well as professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and health policy at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is clinical professor of rehabilitation medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and clinical associate professor of rehabilitation medicine at New York Medical College.
Dr. Goldberg has chaired the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Professional Medical Practice Committee as well as the Council of State Society Presidents. He has served as president of the American Osteopathic Association’s College of Rehabilitation, the New York County Medical Society, and the Medical Society of the State of New York. He was elected chair of the delegation of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to the AMA. While president of MSSNY, the investigation into his charges against UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiary, Ingenix, resulted in settlement awards in excess of $590 million dollars and the establishment of FairHealth. FairHealth was founded to create a transparent database for usual and customary fees reflective of the charges generated by physicians in practice, and not by the health insurance plans themselves.
A board-certified physiatrist who practices physical and rehabilitation medicine, Dr. Goldberg earned his medical degree from PCOM and his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College. He completed his residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Goldberg has also earned certification from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Board of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Goldberg has been listed among the best physicians in his field by New York Magazine as well as Castle Connolly’s How to Find the Best Doctors in New York Metro Area.
Suzanne K. Kelley, DO ’77, MPA, serves as senior medical director of HealthAmerica of Pennsylvania, a healthcare insurer. She is a former faculty member and staff physician of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Kelley has a long history of leadership in the osteopathic medical profession, serving as a member of the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees since 2005, chairing both the AOA Department of Affiliate Relations and the A.T. Still Foundation. She was president of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA) from 2000-2001, and is co-chair of the POMA Legislative Committee. She is also a board member of the POMA Foundation. Dr. Kelley presently serves as president of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society (POFPS) after serving on their board since 1998. In 2008, she was awarded the POMA Distinguished Service Award. She was also awarded the Family Physician of the Year Award (2005) and Raymond J. Saloom, DO Memorial Award (1997) from POFPS.
Dr. Kelley is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and a diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP). Board-certified in family medicine and ABQAURP, Dr. Kelley earned her medical degree from PCOM and her bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College. She completed her internship training at the Hospital of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, fellowship training from Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and earned a Masters of Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University.