DISTINGUISHED PHYSICIAN AWARD RECEIPIENT
2017 DISTINGUISHED PHYSICIAN AWARD RECEIPIENT
(Previously called Doctor of the Year Award)
DISTINGUISHED PHYSICIAN AWARD - 2017
In his nomination letter Dr. Mary Muscato states:
“Joseph Muscato has made a significant contribution to medicine in Boone and surrounding counties as the founder of Missouri Cancer Associates (MCA) in 1982. It was then called Hematology-Oncology Associates of Columbia and he started it as a solo practice. Soon it grew to an 11 physicians group. In addition Radiation Oncology joined MCA with 6 more physicians.
Dr. Muscato is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and has received the following awards:
He has been on the Council of the Missouri ACP and locally been in charge of Medical Oncology at Boone Hospital Center and been in charge of the Cancer Committee, Tumor Board and is currently the Medical Director at Boone Hospital Center of the Stewart Cancer Center. He was instrumental in starting the official state affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in the 1990s—originally it was called the Missouri Society of Clinical Oncology but is currently called the Missouri Oncology Society of which he was President for many years and currently continues on their Board of Directors. As part of this he also served on the Clinical Practice Committee of ASCO and was on the Carrier Advisory Committee for J5 contractor for Medicare.
He has been teaching medical students physical diagnosis and how to care for patients for many years. He has been the lead researcher at MCA for CALGB, US Oncology research and has given numerous talks about various types of cancer for years.
Dr. Muscato has been in practice for 36 years, the first year being on the faculty at the University of Missouri, Division of Hematology/Oncology then he started up Missouri Cancer Associates in 1982.”
Dr. Muscato has been married to Dr. Mary Slotsky Muscato for 45 years and they have three sons, Jeffrey, Andrew and David.
Dr. Muscato’s education: AB, Political Science, magna cum laude with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania; MD from the University of Pennsylvania; Residency, Internal Medicine from University of Missouri, Columbia (Medical Resident of the Year for all three years) and he did his Fellowship, Hematology and Medical Oncology at Duke University Medical Center.
He holds memberships in: American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Boone County Medical Society, Missouri Society of Clinical Oncology (past President) and Missouri Oncology Society (past President).
He holds certifications with the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (subspecialty of Hematology) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty of Medical Oncology).
He has written or co-written 15 articles and 12 abstracts.
The BCMS Gala where this award will be presented: January 20, 2018, Country Club of Missouri 6:00 cash social 7:00 dinner, installation and awards