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Toohey honored for humanism in medicine achievements

Dr. Julianne Toohey was one of 45 physicians nationwide to be nominated for the Association of American Medical Colleges' 2008…

January 2, 2009

Dr. Julianne Toohey was one of 45 physicians nationwide to be nominated for the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2008 Humanism in Medicine Award. Toohey was honored for providing compassionate care to women with high-risk pregnancies and for her achievements in medical education and community involvement. An obstetrics and gynecology associate clinical professor at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, she oversees the third-year medical student ob/gyn clinical training program and works with service organizations like Human Options, Maternal Outreach Management Systems and the Orange County Family Violence Council to provide humanistic, community-based assistance for mothers-to-be in need. “I appreciate this award because I believe as doctors we must treat the entire person and not just a symptom,” said Toohey, who earned her bachelor’s and medical degrees from UCI.