"Be worthy to Serve the Suffering" Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Meharry Medical College

Gamma Tennessee

Welcome to the Gamma Chapter of Tennessee Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

The Meharry Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha was established in 1957 through the dedicated effort and direction of Daniel T. Rolfe, Dean, School of Medicine and Harold D. West, PhD, President of Meharry.

Its Founding Members were E. Perry Crump, MD, ‘41, Professor, Pediatrics; Matthew Walker, MM, ‘34, Professor, Surgery; Charles W, Johnson, MD, ‘53, Dean, Graduate Studies and Research; William S. Quinland, MD, ‘19, Professor, Pathology; Daniel T. Rolfe, MD, ‘27, Dean and Chair, Physiology.

The first student inducted into Gamma Chapter was Robert A. Brown Jr., MD, ‘57 who became the youngest Chair ever in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Since its inception, members have been elected annually from the student body, residents, faculty, and alumni groups while maintaining a constant requirement for excellence. Criteria implemented for membership are as follows: exceptional scholarship, fairness in dealing with colleagues, integrity, capable and effective Leadership, compassionate patient care, and outstanding service to Meharry and community-at-large.

AΩA Chapter Councilor

B. Ray Ballard, D.D.S., M.D.
Meharry Medical College
Department of Pathology
1005 D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37208