Boardman, Ohio (February 12, 2021) — Southwoods Health would like to congratulate Raymond Duffett, M.D., who was named 2020 Distinguished Physician by the Mahoning Valley Medical Society (MVMS). Dr. Duffett was presented with a plaque commemorating the honor at the MVMS annual meeting, which was held virtually due to COVID-19 precautions. Presenting the award to Dr. Duffett was Dr. J.J. Stefancin. Dr. Duffett was joined by his wife, Shelley, and members of his family and office staff.
Dr. Duffett started his education at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) on a full football scholarship. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati and completed his internship and Orthopaedic Surgery residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland.
Dr. Duffett started his practice in the Mahoning Valley in 1988. He volunteered his time for 18 years to Austintown Fitch High School as their team physician. He has also volunteered his time to Youngstown State University as their team orthopaedic surgeon since 1988. In a prerecorded video, Dr. Stefancin honored Dr. Duffett by sharing his many accomplishments, both professionally and personally, stating “…it is because of his commitment to student athletes that I found my way into the field of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine myself.”
The Distinguished Physician Award was established in 1978 and is presented annually to a physician who is deemed to have contributed significantly to his/her profession, patients and community.