The Ascension St. Mary’s Foundation is pleased to introduce you to this year’s prestigious Spirit of St. Vincent Award Honoree, Medley A. Larkin, DO, MPH. Dr. Larkin has proven herself an asset and role-model for the care of patients in the field of gastroenterology for the Great Lakes region and beyond.
Dr. Larkin is dual board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and is a fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University she went on to pursue a Masters in Public Health at the University of Michigan followed by her Doctor of Osteopathy from Michigan State University. She started private practice in Reese, Michigan in 1985 as an internist before returning to training in a fellowship in Gastroenterology. She established her practice in Saginaw in 1995 and quickly became a well-regarded provider of gastroenterology care in the community.
Dr. Larkin has served in diverse medical roles throughout her career. In addition to work caring for the migrant population in rural Michigan, she was medical director for the Saginaw County jail, and medical director for an eating disorders program through Saginaw General Hospital. Dr. Larkin has also been an educator. Starting out as the Director of Medical Education for Saginaw Osteopathic Hospital, she then moved on to a position as clinical assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was an instructor and director of advanced cardiac life support for the American Heart Association. And lastly she has promoted the osteopathic profession as past president of the Saginaw County Osteopathic Society and continues to support this organization.
Today she carries on her service to the Saginaw medical community in her role as Chairperson of the Towne Centre Surgery Center and holds a position on the board of the Saginaw Valley Endoscopy Center. She is proud to provide medical care for our veterans at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center. Dr. Larkin’s medical accomplishments were recognized as a recipient of the Tri-City’s “Best of the Best” doctors in Gastroenterology.
Ascension St. Mary’s Foundation will celebrate Dr. Larkin’s incredible honor in true Cornette Ball style when we can gather together again in person.