Who's Who profile of Dr. Rex L. Mahnensmit '73
Dr. Rex L. Mahnensmit '73 was recently recognized by Continental Who's Who. The profile of the Denison biology major notes:
“Rex Mahnensmith was born in Indiana, where he grew up in the small, rural town of Bluffton. He loved baseball and basketball and determined to go to college where he could continue playing basketball while preparing to become a teacher, but a serious athletic injury interceded, and he was unable to walk for 3 months. Reflecting on these life changing events, he then decided he would become a physician and provide care like he received from his small town doctors.
“He attended college at Denison University in Ohio, also located in a town with a population of about 3000, majoring in Biology while completing required pre-medical studies. He was selected into the Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society as a Junior student and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1973. He received a scholarship to Yale School of Medicine and graduated Cum Laude in 1977. He was singularly recognized as recipient of Yale's Berniker Award, an award presented at graduation ceremonies to the individual most exemplary of the Oath of Hippocrates and Prayer of Maimonides.
“During his residency in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT, Dr. Mahnensmith was recognized with The Kushlan Award, a recognition awarded by the Yale Internal Medicine Faculty as the resident who exhibited the best bedside manner and devotion to the care of patients. He was selected to serve as Chief Resident which tracked him into a teaching career.”