Frederick L. Greene, MD ‘70
The UVA Medical Alumni Association is pleased to recognize Frederick L. (Rick) Greene, MD ’70, FACS, with the 2019 Outstanding Medical Alumnus Award. The award was presented on November 15 in Charlottesville.
Greene received both his undergraduate (BA ’66) and medical school degrees (MD ’70) at the University of Virginia and completed a residency in surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He was also an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Fellow at Yale. Following residency training, Greene served as a lieutenant commander in the Navy Medical Corps and was a surgeon aboard the USS Nimitz and attending surgeon at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.
He was a member of the surgical faculty of the University of South Carolina for 17 years before joining Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte as chairman of the Department of General Surgery and program director of the General Surgical Residency Program. He served in that capacity for 15 years and has been clinical professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine for the past 18 years.
He has served on the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and was Chair of the Commission from 2004-2008. He has represented the American College of Surgeons on the American Joint Committee on Cancer and has served as chair of the AJCC and editor of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual since 1999.
Greene joined the UVA Medical School Foundation Board of Trustees in 2007. Since then, he has served as secretary (2010-2014), vice president (2014-2016) and president (2016-present).
As a student, Greene was a co-founder and past president of the School of Medicine’s Mulholland Society and remains an active supporter today. He is also the creator and host of the UVA Medical Alumni Association’s faculty video interview series. To date, he has interviewed 30 current and former faculty of the School of Medicine in the series.