Ralph C. Wilde Leadership Award – Recognizes a physician who demonstrates exceptional skill in their clinical care of patients and dedication to the ideals of the medical profession as a teacher or profession leader.
Ronald L. Thomas, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Graduate: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 1981
Allegheny General Hospital, West Penn Hospital
Dr. Thomas began his career as a high school teacher of physics and mathematics at McDowell High School near Erie. He became interested in medicine through tutoring hospitalized students. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Naval Hospital, Bethesda, and was sponsored by the US Navy for fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Thomas served 14 years in the US Navy.
For his entire medical career, Dr. Thomas has been involved in the training of medical students and residents. He has special expertise in the use of prenatal ultrasound for both diagnostic and management purposes. He is dedicated to the health of mothers and babies, and to helping women faced with high-risk pregnancies. Over the course of his career, Dr. Thomas has delivered eight sets of quadruplets.