Martin Edwin “Ed” Thornton

Picture of Spring 2014 North Texan cover with Martin Edwin “Ed” Thornton assisting a disaster survivorMartin Edwin “Ed” Thornton (’77), Aubrey. He was an emergency room doctor who frequently volunteered to aid in humanitarian relief -- leading him to appear on the cover of the spring 2014 issue of the North Texan. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the UNT Health Science Center and became interested in volunteering after disasters following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. A leader of the American Board of Physician Specialists and the Texas Disaster Medical Assistance Team for Region 4, he also was a frequent missionary, traveling to Guatemala, Africa and Mexico during Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Haiti earthquake. After he retired, he worked with the Joint Commission, which oversees patient safety in health care. He and his wife, Jana, were members of the President’s Council for their generosity to UNT. Donations can be made to The Dr. Ed Thornton Memorial Scholarship.

Picture of Spring 2014 North Texan cover with Martin Edwin “Ed” Thornton assisting a disaster survivorMartin Edwin “Ed” Thornton (’77), Aubrey. He was an emergency room doctor who frequently volunteered to aid in humanitarian relief -- leading him to appear on the cover of the spring 2014 issue of the North Texan. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the UNT Health Science Center and became interested in volunteering after disasters following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. A leader of the American Board of Physician Specialists and the Texas Disaster Medical Assistance Team for Region 4, he also was a frequent missionary, traveling to Guatemala, Africa and Mexico during Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Haiti earthquake. After he retired, he worked with the Joint Commission, which oversees patient safety in health care. He and his wife, Jana, were members of the President’s Council for their generosity to UNT. Donations can be made to The Dr. Ed Thornton Memorial Scholarship.