December 6, 2010
FLA. (December 6, 2010)— The University of the West Indies (UWI) presented
Titusville physician Victor Boodhoo, M.D., with its Distinguished Alumnus Award
for distinguished service to medicine and to UWI. Boodhoo graduated from UWI in
1966 when it was a college of the University of London. UWI, with campuses in
Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados, has graduated over 7,000 doctors since it
started in 1948.
ceremony was held in Barbados in November. Presented by Board Chairman of the
UWI Medical Alumni Association, Dr. Michael Hoyos, Boodhoo was one of only three
honorees at this event. He joins a select group of only 22 alumni who have been
similarly honored in the past 20 years.
As a separate honor, Boodhoo also
delivered the UWI international conference keynote address on “Family Medicine.”
He is also a cofounder of the 1948
Society, the nonprofit Medical Foundation of UWI.
Boodhoo practiced in Jamaica for seven
years before moving to Titusville, Fla., where he has been practicing for 32
years. He is a member of the medical staff at Parrish Medical Center where at
one time he served as president of the PMC medical staff. Board certified in
family medicine and geriatrics, Boodhoo is a Fellow of the American Academy of
Family Practice and also of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has also been
chairman of CME of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, and has been
selected every year since 2006 as one of “America’s Top Family Doctors” by the
Consumer Research Council.