Dr. Jason Shu recognized for decades of service

PHOTO BY PENNSYLVANIA MEDICAL SOCIETY Dr. Jason Shu, center, was honored recently by the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Lycoming County Medical Society. With him are LCMS President Dr. Quinn Kirk, right, and former president Dr. Tim Heilmann, left.

WILLIAMSPORT — The Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Lycoming County Medical Society honored Dr. Jason C. Shu for his decades of medical service faithfully performed in the traditional ideals of the medical profession.

The event was part of the Lycoming County Medical Society’s 167th anniversary celebration held Jan. 20 at the Williamsport Country Club.

Dr. Shu, who is formerly of Dunnstown, is the first Chinese-American doctor in the LCMS’s 167-year history to receive this prestigious award.

“It’s been my blessing to serve this community. Thank you for tonight’s wonderful memories. I am honored to be a part of the medical profession in the United States, China, and Taiwan for many years and to have advised the clinical and academic medical community,” Dr. Shu said. “My wife, Dr. Grace Shu, and I raised our family here in northeastern Pennsylvania. My son John is an attorney, and my son Joel is a medical doctor. Also, some of the newborns that I delivered are here with us tonight; they are also doing great things for our community and are making America great again.”

Dr. Shu also served as a board member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, and as a member of the U.S. National Health Service Advisory Council.

More than 100 members with their families attended the gala dinner event. Dr. Quinn Kirk, LCMS president and a family practitioner based in Hughesville, made remarks and presented the award.

The LCMS also presented scholarship awards to Christian Hague, of Cogan Station, and Kenan Rajjoub, of Williamsport, for their outstanding achievements as medical school students. Dr. Tim Heilmann served as master of ceremonies and Dr. Joseph English gave the invocation. Bonnie Mahoney is the long-time executive director of the LCMS.

The Williamsport Area High School Millionaire Chorus, under the leadership of Ken Weaver, provided the dinner entertainment.