Ronald M. Davis, MD (1956-2008)
Before he was a physician, 17-year-old Davis went to Ecuador, traveling from village to village vaccinating children as part of an Amigos de las Americas program. Writing about the experience in his monthly message to physicians, Dr. Davis described how it solidified his interest in preventive medicine and public health. He urged physicians and medical students to support or participate in health services overseas and to find their purpose in life.
Photo courtesy Davis family