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The Laureate Award honors those Fellows of the American College
of Physicians in Indiana who have demonstrated by their example and
conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care,
education or research, and service to the community and the
American College of Physicians. This award is the most prestigious
honor bestowed to a chapter member at the local level.
Awards are made at the annual regional meeting of the Indiana
Chapter by vote of the Chapter Council. Potential awardees may be
nominated by any member of the Indiana Chapter.
It is expected that awardees will be senior physicians, that is,
Fellows for at least 15 to 20 years, with a long history of
excellence and peer approval in the specialty of internal
It is with distinct please that the Indiana Chapter honors Jean
Creek with its 1996 Chapter Laureate Award. Jean is a long-standing
and loyal supporter of the College; he has rendered distinguished
service and has upheld the high ideals and professional standards
for which the American College of Physicians is known.
Dr. Creek is a Hoosier native. He was born and raised in
Evansville and received both his undergraduate and medical degrees
from Indiana University. After finishing a rotating internship at
IU, he served for two years in the US Army, initially with the
pediatric service at Fort Devon, then with the internal medicine
service at the American Hospital of Paris.
After completing his army service in 1955, Jean returned to
Bloomington and established a very successful family medicine
practice which he continued for 14 years. During part of that time,
he served as a student health service and athletic physician for
the university. Later, between 1963 and 1965, Jean served as chief
of medicine, and then chief of staff, at Bloomington Hospital.
In 1966, desiring to advance his medical skills and knowledge,
he pursued a clinical cardiology fellowship at the University of
Pennsylvania. In 1969, at the age of 41, he began internal medicine
residency training at IU and earned certification by the American
Board of Internal Medicine in 1971.
Immediately after completing his internal medicine training, he
became active in medical education at the Bloomington Campus of the
IU School of Medicine. Jean volunteered to participate in the
Medical Sciences Program, teaching Introduction to Medicine to
sophomore medical students, at which we are told, he excelled. In
1976, he took over as Director for the Introduction to Medicine
course and at the same time became Director of Medical Education
for Bloomington Hospital. His untiring efforts to improve the
standards of medical practice in Bloomington through continuing
medical education activities, scheduling weekly meetings with guest
speakers for students and staff, have been frequently praised by
many grateful students and colleagues.
Jean also took steps to update his own education. In 1979, he
spent six months as a visiting fellow in the Rheumatology
department at Hammersmith Hospital in London. Never content to
accept the status quo, he has twice voluntarily recertified in
internal medicine. In addition, Jean often makes the trip from
Bloomington to attend medicine department grand rounds on Wednesday
He has served on the busy and time-consuming IUSOM Admissions
Committee since 1977 and on the Library and Education Committee
since 1980. Jean has also served on the Advisory Board of the
Arthritis Foundation of Indiana since 1984. In 1994, he received
the Otis R. Bowen Distinguished Leadership Award.
While remaining active in medical education, Jean initiated the
first multidisciplinary internal medicine group in southern Indiana
and successfully recruited an outstanding partnership of internists
. This group has enhanced the teaching program for the Bloomington
campus of the School of Medicine and raised the standards of
medical practice in southern Indiana.
His colleague, pathologist Anthony Pizzo, has said, "I can think
of no other member of our professional staff who has done more for
medicine in our community than Dr. Jean Creek."
Dr. Creek has been an active supporter of ACP activities, coming
to our annual Chapter Meeting nearly every year, participating in
some of these to help introduce speakers.
In summary, Dr. Creek clearly serves as a model for us, his
colleagues, and, on behalf of all of you, I am pleased to present
him with this award.