J2101

Honoring Dr. David Kolva upon the occasion of being named the 2013 Family Practice Educator of the Year

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J2101


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. David Kolva upon the occasion of
being named the 2013 Family Practice Educator of the Year

WHEREAS, Dr. David Kolva was recognized as the 2013 Family Practice
Educator of the Year by the New York State Academy of Family Physicians;
and
WHEREAS, Dr. Kolva is a clinical associate professor in the Department
of Family Practice for SUNY Upstate Medical University; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Kolva began his career in 1984 in Port City, when no
other doctors in the area were accepting new patients; and
WHEREAS, He thereafter served for 20 years as a general practitioner
of family medicine in the Oswego community; and
WHEREAS, In 2004, Dr. Kolva took his career in a new direction when he
retired from private practice to teach full time at St. Joseph's Hospi-
tal Health Center; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Kolva has always taken great pride in his role as a
medical educator, encouraging students to spend time with him on his
family practice rounds; and
WHEREAS, Dr, Kolva previously won multiple teaching awards while at
St. Joseph's Hospital and has dedicated himself to improving the educa-
tion curriculum for the next generation of medical students and resi-
dents; and
WHEREAS, A lifetime member of the American Academy of Family Physi-
cians, Dr. Kolva was awarded the NYSAFP Physician of the Year Award in
2000; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Kolva and his wife live in Oswego, New York, where they
raised three children; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Kolva has always demonstrated a love for his community
and strong commitment to leadership in encouraging his students and
medical residents to pursue a career in family medicine; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dr. David Kolva upon the occasion of being named the 2013 Family
Practice Educator of the Year by the New York State Academy of Family
Physicians; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. David Kolva.

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  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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