NORWICH – Dr. Parker J. Ward Jr. has been selected to receive the 24th annual Chenango Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award. The dinner in his honor will be held on May 14 at the Canasawacta Country Club in Norwich.
Dr. Ward was born in Winsted, Conn. Dr. Ward attended the Norwich City School system before moving to Ann Arbor, Mich. Following graduation, Dr. Ward enrolled at the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Medical School and graduated in 1959 with his Doctor of Medicine. His internship and surgical residency was at Bellevue Hospital and University Hospital of New York University from 1959-1964. Following his internship Dr. Ward became the Chief Surgical Resident from 1963-1964. After years away from Norwich Dr. Ward returned to Norwich in 1964 to open in is private practice of surgery which he continues to operate today. Dr. Ward is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.