Two outstanding alumni of McGovern Medical School, Clifford Moy, M.D., ’85, and Victor Ursua, M.D., ’03, were inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Delta Chapter during the AOA Banquet March 7 at Third Coast.
Moy received his undergraduate degree from Trinity University. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern. He then joined the Hauser Clinic in Houston. From 1995 to 2005, he was the clinical director at Austin State Hospital. Currently, he is the medical director for behavioral health at TMF Health Quality Institute.
Moy is active in many professional organizations as well as in the McGovern Medical School Alumni Association. He was vice speaker and speaker of the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates, and is a senior member of the Texas Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA), and past chair of the AMA Council on Long Range Planning and Development.
Moy was a member of the AMA Minority Affairs Section Governing Council, the American Psychiatric Association Council on National Affairs, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Health Professions Education Advisory Committee, and the Joint Commission Professional and Technical Advisory Committee on Behavioral Health. He is an ardent advocate for performance excellence and was on the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners for five years and a senior examiner for four years.
Ursua graduated with honors and received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1986 from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. He has been a licensed physical therapist with the Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners since 1987.
Ursua was commissioned into the US Air Force in 1989 as a physical therapist and deployed to England in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He graduated from McGovern Medical School in 2003 on scholarship with the US Army and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at LSU Shreveport Health Science Center in 2008.
Ursua served as an orthopaedic surgeon with the United States Army, where he was stationed at Fort Irwin, California from 2008 to 2011 with a deployment to Baghdad in 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He is board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is currently an orthopaedic surgeon at Willis Knighton Medical Center with the WK Orthopedic Specialty Center.
Ursua is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association, Southern Orthopaedic Association, and the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association.