Two outstanding alumni of McGovern Medical School will be honored at a special event Friday, Oct. 19 at Third Coast.

Mark Chassay, M.D., ’92, and Frank J. Domino, M.D., ’88, are the winners of the Distinguished Alumnus Award of McGovern Medical School and will be the featured guests of honor at the upcoming award ceremony. Domino will receive his award during a presentation at the Alumni Reunion Oct. 20.

Established in 1987, the purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding contributions of alumni in the areas of medical science and education, or the prevention and treatment of diseases, as well as continued interests in McGovern Medical School and its students.

Mark Chassay, M.D., '92
Mark Chassay, M.D., ’92

Chassay is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He also serves as the associate dean for Alumni Relations and Continuing Medical Education and assistant dean for Admissions and Student Affairs. Chassay received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and attended McGovern Medical School where he also completed his Family Medicine residency. He completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, Calif. Chassay holds master’s degrees in Education, Kinesiology & Sports Medicine from The University of Texas at Austin and completed the Healthcare Executive Master of Business Administration program at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas

Chassay has been involved in numerous professional organizations and sports programs, serving as a team physician for California State University, Riverside Community College, and Arlington High School from 1995 to 1996. He served as team physician and coordinator of sports medicine for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women for UT-Austin until 2005 and served as a clinical assistant professor at the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine. From 2003 to 2006, he served as the team medical physician for the Austin Wranglers, an Arena Football League team, and is currently a team physician in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at University of Texas at Austin. At McGovern Medical School, he established a Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship.

Chassay has held positions with the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

“His years of private practice experience helped him to rapidly become one of the most effective faculty at McGovern Medical School,” one of his nominators wrote. “His involvement with alumni as associate dean of Alumni Relations and with recruiting future physicians as assistant dean for Admissions and Student Affairs will continue to bring prestige.”

Frank J. Domino, M.D., '88
Frank J. Domino, M.D., ’88

Domino is an attending physician in the UMass Memorial Medical Center and a professor and director of predoctoral education in the Department of Family Medicine And Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he has been awarded the annual “Outstanding Medical Educator” 13 times since 2001. After graduating from McGovern Medical School, he completed a family practice residency at Hunterdon Medical Center, in Flemington, NJ, as a chief resident. After serving two years as a clinical instructor at the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine program in Poughkeepsie, NY, he established and served as president of a private group there. He has been a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Cochrane Collaboration since 1991.

Domino served as an associate editor for Up to Date when it began publishing in 2000 and five years later he became the editor in chief of the 5-Minute Clinical Consult textbook. He was appointed co-editor in chief of Audio Digest’s Family Medicine Board Recertification Course, and has been a speaker for a variety of events including the American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting and will serve again as a keynote speaker for next year’s meeting. He is the co-founder and CEO of RxPalm, Inc., which specializes in medical content development and served as a technology consultant for PILS, Inc., until 2015. Domino serves as co-conference chair for the Pri-Med EAST annual conference and on the Pri-Med National Advisory Panel since 2012.

One of Domino’s nominators wrote that he is the “consummate family physician.”

“He is clearly achieving rock star status, and in all sincerity, Domino’s success reflects beautifully on our medical school,” wrote one nominator.

The ceremony honoring the two McGovern graduates at Third Coast (6550 Bertner Avenue, 6th Floor, Houston Texas 77030) begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner at 7 p.m. For more information and to register, visit the event’s website here.