Edward Abraham, MD, dean of the Wake Forest School of Medicine and professor of internal medicine, called Ober a charismatic and inspiring teacher.
“Dr. Ober exemplifies what all physicians should be: a true humanist and a good listener who is empathetic to each patient’s needs,” he said. “Our students wholeheartedly agree and have honored him with every teaching award we have.”
Michael L. Good, MD, dean of the UF College of Medicine, extended congratulations to Ober on behalf of his alma mater.
“By building impactful relationships with his students, Dr. Ober helps to create the newest generation of capable and perceptive doctors,” Good said.
Ober said his classmates in the UF College of Medicine class of 1974 and the faculty were vital in shaping him as a physician and educator. He points to the “compassionate demeanor” of longtime dean for student and alumni affairs Hugh M. “Smiley” Hill, MD, the “articulate eloquence” of Richard Smith, MD, and the “brilliant innovation” of Robert Cade, MD, as models of dedication, enthusiasm and personal style.
“I gained, learned and was given so much during my years in Gainesville. I’m proud to be a part of the bunch from 1974,” he said. “The members of the UF College of Medicine faculty really took an interest in my development as a person and as a physician.”