Pediatrics (Charleston Division) – Herbert Hart Pomerance Award

Given to the Charleston based student with the most outstanding performance on the Pediatrics rotations.

Herbert H. Pomerance, MD, FAAP, was the founding Chair of the Department of Pediatrics for the Charleston Division of West Virginia University Department of Pediatrics. Upon his retirement from WVU as a Professor Emeritus he relocated to become a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and served as Interim Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics in 1990 and 1991.

Born in New York City in 1918, Dr. Pomerance is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, 1941. He did most of his training in pediatrics in New York City, and was in practice there for almost 22 years. He was chairman of state committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics in New York before moving to Charleston in 1970 to become Director of Pediatrics at Memorial Hospital and then Chairman of the Department. He served on the Academic Standards Committee for the WVU School of Medicine for numerous years and served six years as Chapter President of the West Virginia Chapter of the AAP. Other AAP Committees included: Standards of Child Health Care, Communications, and Practice and Ambulatory Medicine. He continued his work with the AAP in Florida becoming Editor of the Chapter's Newsletter, "The Florida Pediatrician". He has written a newspaper column ("Your Child's Health") for the Tampa Tribune and has appeared on television programs on many occasions, in both West Virginia and Florida.

His major area of interest in clinical pediatrics is in the normal growth of infants and children. He published "Growth Standards in Children" in 1979, as well, and a number of other publications, as a result of 21 years of research effort while in clinical practice. He is known for his love of teaching and for rendering care to disadvantaged children.

Award Recipients

2017

J. Carl Burr IV

2016

Samantha Hanna

2015

Benjamin Biddix

2014

Karina L. Geronilla

2013

Grant Morris

2012

Adam K. Morrison

2011

Adam K. Morrison

2010

Benjamin Biddix

2009

Karina L. Geronilla

2008

Grant Morris

2007

Adam K. Morrison

2006

Lauren RaeAnne Becker

2005

Roopan Fischer

2004

Amanda McCoy

2003

Casey Cottrell

2002

Autumn Starn

2001

Rose Ayoob

2000

Barry Mitchell

1999

Elizabeth Ann Young

1998

Thomas Horsman

1998

Amy Jarvis Albert

1997

Sara Oyler

1996

Jennifer Daugherty

1995

Kristin Matelis

1994

Anne Glover

1993

Diana Heinzman

1992

David Calfee

1991

Hillary Miller

1990

Robin Fanning