Dr. Albert Yurvati named Unsung Hero

Albert Yurvati, DO (TCOM ’86), Chair of Surgery at UNT Health Science Center, has been recognized as an Unsung Hero by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

The AOA defines an Unsung Hero as “an osteopathic physician who has enhanced the image of osteopathic medicine by living each day as an example of what an osteopathic physician should be. Serving as an outstanding physician and role model, he or she enhances the profession, creates opportunities for current and future DOs, and instills pride in being a DO and a member of the AOA.”

Yurvati has received numerous awards from UNTHSC, including the 2012 Clyde Gallenhugh DO Memorial Award and the 2011 President’s Award for Clinical Excellence. He was recently awarded the Orel F. Martin Medal, the highest honor awarded annually by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS).

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