Dr. Uva receives Distinguished Service Award

Several colleagues attended the honoring of Dr. Uva. From left are Oswego Health Medical Staff President Dr. Ivan Proano, President and CEO of Oswego Health Ann Gilpin, Dr. Ronald Uva, Assemblyman Will Barclay and Chair of Oswego Health Board of Directors Thomas Schneider.
Several colleagues attended the honoring of Dr. Uva. From left are Oswego Health Medical Staff President Dr. Ivan Proano, President and CEO of Oswego Health Ann Gilpin, Dr. Ronald Uva, Assemblyman Will Barclay and Chair of Oswego Health Board of Directors Thomas Schneider.

by Nicole Reitz

Dr. Ronald Uva, who has been on Oswego Hospital’s active medical staff for more than 30 years, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Assemblyman Will Barclay presented Dr. Uva with an Assembly Resolution Friday at Oswego Health. The resolution was presented to Dr. Uva in the company of his close colleagues, hospital administrators, his wife Sarah and their children and grandchildren.

During his years at the hospital, Dr. Uva has taken an active role in his profession and has served on several state medical boards. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Buffalo and attended medical school at the University of Studies of Bologna, in Bologna, Italy. His residency was completed at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.

He is the former medical coordinator for the Oswego-Montserrat connection for Partners of the Americas. In this capacity, he taught medical professionals how to incorporate ultrasound and fetal monitoring into obstetrical practices.

Dr. Uva is the current president of Oswego County OB/GYN, PC, which has provided obstetrical and gynecological care to the residents of Oswego County for more than 45 years. The group also provides 24 hour on-site coverage at the Oswego Hospital Maternity Center.

Dr. Uva was elected as vice chair of the New York District of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2011.

In this position, he advocates at both the state and federal levels for universal maternity coverage and for other health issues related to women.

He recently began his second five-year term on the NYS Board for Medicine. He is believed to be the first physician from Oswego Health to be named to the prestigious state board.

He has also been active with the Medical Society of the State of New York and writes semiannual book reviews for the organization.

Closer to home, Dr. Uva writes a monthly column for the Palladium-Times titled, and in 1997 was named Little League Coach of the Year.

Barclay commended Uva on his several accomplishment, and his sustained commitment to excellence.

“Dr. Uva has brought many Oswego County residents into this world,” said Barclay. “Beyond his admirable accomplishments with his many patients, he also works to improve the medical community through his advocacy efforts.

“You know how dedicated a person really is and one that believes in their community when I walk into a room to honor him and the first thing he talks about is some issues that need to be addressed,” added Barclay.

Oswego Health President and CEO Ann Gilpin said that its Dr. Uva’s work outside of his practice and busy family life that makes him such an asset to the hospital and the community.

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