A Sweet Briar alumna is the first woman to be named Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.
Dr. Mary Witt, Sweet Briar Class of 1974, was presented the 2012 award by the association and its financial arm, the UVa Medical School Foundation, at their 47th Annual Meeting in Williamsburg in February. The award recognizes leadership and loyalty to the alumni association and foundation.
Witt earned her bachelor’s in psychology at Sweet Briar College before entering medical school. She is a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist. She completed her residency and fellowship at UVa and Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to moving to Richmond in 1988, Witt was in private practice in Atlanta. She is a former medical director with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia and currently holds a position with United Health Care.
Witt also serves as the secretary-treasurer of the Richmond Pediatric Society. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society.
She resides in Richmond with her husband, Fritz Will, and volunteers as a clinician at Cross Over Ministry health center.
Witt represents the Class of 1978, and over the past decade, has provided tremendous service to the medical school’s alumni association and foundation. She was a member of the association’s board of directors from 2003-2012, serving as secretary from 2008-2009 and becoming the first female president in 2009. After her service to the Medical Alumni Association, she was appointed as a trustee to the Medical School Foundation.