Youngstown State University has been a big part of the lives of Drs. Michael and Dianne Miladore, and the Penguin Club is honored to celebrate these two highly-respected alumni and enthusiasts as 2011 Penguins of the Year.
The Miladores have made contributions to Youngstown State and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in numerous ways. The Miladore Family Penguin Club Loge in Stambaugh Stadium offers football fans a beautiful place to watch both Penguins football and high school games. They have endowed the Drs. Dianne B. & Michael J. Miladore Scholarship, which alternates between a male and female student-athlete who is interested in majoring in pre-medical studies.
Michael has worked as a team physician for the Department of Athletics since 1989 and been a member of the YSU President’s Council since 1997. Dianne served on the Penguin Club Board of Trustees from 1992-97 and was the organization’s president from 1996-97, and she was appointed to be a member of the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees by then Governor Taft in 2005. She was the chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committees of the Board. Dianne is currently a member of the university’s 2011-20 Strategic Plan as well as the YSU Board of Trustees Housing Corporation. The Miladores are both lifetime members of the YSU Alumni Association and have been active members of the Penguin Club.
Both have been elected to the Youngstown State University chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. In addition, Dianne is a member of The Gould Society and The Golden Key International Honour Society while Michael is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical organization at NEOUCOM.
Most importantly, Dianne and Michael have mentored hundreds of local high school and Youngstown State students in their pursuit of a career in medicine and other health-related fields for the past 25 years.
Dianne, who is the business/financial manager for University Orthopaedics, has been a member of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) Board of Trustees since 2007. She is an instructor in Emergency Medicine and is a clinical advisor for medical students at the College.
She has worked as an emergency medicine physician at The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, and Beeghly Medical Center’s Urgent Care Center.
Dr. Bitonte Miladore received her B.S. degree Summa Cum Laude from Youngstown State University and her M.D. as a member of the Charter Class of the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine in 1981. She completed residencies in emergency medicine at Akron General Medical Center and St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.
An Orthopaedic Surgeon for University Orthopaedics, Michael is a staff member at Northside Medical Center, the Surgical Hospital of Southwoods and the Humility of Mary-St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Dr. Miladore is on the Board of Directors and the Medical Executive Committees at Northside Medical Center and the Surgical Hospital of Southwoods. He is involved in a teaching capacity as an Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at NEOUCOM. He is also a Preceptor at the University of Mount Union for the Physician Assistant Program.
Previously, he was on the Board of Directors at Forum Health, served as the President of Medical Staff Forum Health Northside Medical Center and participated on the Joint Advisory Committee on Sports Medicine for the Ohio State Medical Association. He was on the Board of Trustees of NEOUCOM from 1992-2001 where he was the chairman from 1998-2000 and served as the vice chairman twice.
Dr. Miladore received his B.S. degree from Youngstown State and an M.D. degree from the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. He completed an orthopaedic residency at The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. He was also the Chief Resident for the Medical College of Ohio and Associated Hospitals.
Michael has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for both NEOUCOM and YSU and is a recipient of the Distinguished Clinical Faculty Award for Orthopaedic Surgery at NEOUCOM.
The Miladores have three successful sons, Dr. Michael, Nicholas and Joseph, who all attended Youngstown State as undergrads. Dr. Michael, a 2006 Summa Cum Laude graduate of YSU, earned his M.D. degree from NEOUCOM in 2010 and is completing a medical residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. Nicholas, a 2008 Summa Cum Laude graduate of YSU, is attending NEOUCOM and will graduate in 2012. Joseph is graduating from YSU and will attend NEOUCOM this fall.