WVSOM alumni in the magazine’s Hall of Fame
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Executive magazine inducted two alumni of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine into the publication’s Health Care Hall of Fame.
The magazine hosted an awards program earlier this week where Dr. Mindy Chua and Tom Takubo were among 10 people inducted into the Hall of Fame.
“They are the true frontline healthcare heroes every day,” the institution’s president, James Nemitz, told the newcomers. “The challenges of the past two years have tested us all, and all of the nominees honored today are inspiring in their commitment to serve others.”
The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals in the healthcare industry for their contributions to the industry and to the state.
Chua is the chief medical officer and incident commander at Davis Health System.
Takubo, the owner of Pulmonary Associates of Charleston, also serves as Majority Leader in the state Senate. According to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Takubo was recognized for bringing advanced pulmonary diagnostics to West Virginia.
“There have been so many great clinicians that I have had the privilege of learning and continuing to learn from,” Takubo said. “I would only hope that those who have shared their knowledge and insights are equally honored by this award, knowing that their contributions have played a significant role in helping other West Virginians.”