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Weber County Medical Society tabs Willard Maughan with top doctor honors

By Tim Vandenack - | Nov 23, 2021

Photo supplied, Weber County Medical Society

Willard Maughan, right, with Randall Steinfeldt, a physician and president of the Weber County Medical Society, at a ceremony on Nov. 11, 2021, in Ogden. Maughan, a retired dermatologist, received Doctor of the Year honors from the medical society.

OGDEN — With many years of service as a doctor and community advocate under his belt, Willard Maughan has nabbed top doctor honors for 2021 from the Weber County Medical Society.

At a ceremony earlier this month, he was honored as the Doctor of the Year for 2021 in Weber County.

“Dr. Maughan chose a career in medicine, serving as dermatologist, specifically for the opportunity to serve those in need and provide a better life for those who might be ailing. He has given time, money and countless resources to his community, scouting, military and education institutions,” reads a blurb about the doctor from the medical society.

Lisa Lund of the Weber County Medical Alliance said the doctor-of-the-year ceremony is meant to pay homage to the efforts of physicians in the community. Maughan was honored Nov. 11.

“The Doctor of the Year award is a recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the community, as well as a distinguished professional career,” Lund said. He’s retired as a dermatologist, she said, but has nevertheless kept busy in medical and community endeavors.

“Over the years, I have been very involved in various community projects, including Catholic Community Services, Prevent Child Abuse Utah, Weber State Alumni Association, American Cancer Society, Weber County Medical Society and Boy Scouts of America,” Maughan said in a statement that was part of the Nov. 11 ceremony.

The medical society noted that the roots of his dedication to community come from a charge set by his father when he was a boy — “Be a good guy.” That mantra guided his life.

“In everything that he has done, he has put forth his best effort at becoming a good guy. This has set the stage for a life of dedication and years of service,” said the medical society.

Maughan earned his medical degree from the University of Utah and interned at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Army, leaving as a major, and completed a three-year residency in dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He operated a dermatology clinic for many years in Ogden, among many other medical pursuits in Northern Utah.

Aside from practicing medicine for more than 36 years, he served the Boy Scouts of America for nearly two decades and Weber State University in varied capacities for 20-plus years. His has also been very involved in many capacities with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Him and his wife, Rona, have four children “and they are our biggest accomplishment,” Maughan said.

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