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2013 Awards and Recognition

The following awards were presented during the AAPS Annual Scientific meeting at the President’s Awards Dinner on June 25, 2013.

E.O. Martin Award Winners:

Scott G. Barnes, D.O., FAAIM

Anthony P. Russo, Jr., D.O., FAAA

The E.O. Martin Award is the highest honor bestowed annually upon individuals by the AAPS. The award is named in honor of E.O. Martin, D.O., FAASS, who founded the AAPS (originally known as the American Association of Osteopathic Physicians) in 1952. Each year, the E.O. Martin Award Committee honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to the AAPS, affiliated Academies of Medicine and Boards of Certification, the medical profession and the community.

Thomas Ebner Leadership Recipient:

Mohammed Tabibi, D.O., FAASS

The Thomas Ebner Leadership Award is presented annually to a physician member who has unequivocally demonstrated superb leadership in an incomparable fashion that has continually positioned the Association for success.

Annual David G. C. McCann, M.D. – Devotion Award Presented to:

Martin E. Thornton, D.O.

The David G.C. McCann award is presented to a physician member who has indisputably revealed a level of extraordinary faith in leadership, in the Association, in an unparalleled demonstration of conviction and principles that has continually positioned the organization for success.

Stephen G. Carin, Jr.  Giddy-up Leadership Award Presented to:

 Wm. MacMillan Rodney, M.D.

The Steven G. Carin, Jr. Leadership Award is presented to a physician member who has unequivocally demonstrated distinguished leadership, in the organization, in an extraordinary and incomparable manner with emphasis on perseverance, tenaciousness and resiliency.

Physician of the Year Award Recipients

Robert Ilowite, D.O., FAASD Dermatology
Maria A. Fawcett, M.D., FAASFP Family Practice
John J. Westwood, M.D., FAASS Surgery
David R. Meece, M.D., FAAEP Emergency Medicine
Roger Rousseau, M.D., P.A. Internal Medicine
Luis Tizol, M.D. Radiology

The Physician of the Year award may be presented by each Academy of Medicine to a member who has contributed to the growth, recognition and leadership of the Academy. Selected by peers within the Academy, one member is honored annually.

Degree of Fellow Recipients

Jasmine Chao, D.O, FAAGM Internal Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
Franklin O. De La Cruz, M.D., FAASS Surgery/Obstetrics & Gynecology

AAPS affiliated Academies of Medicine may honor those physicians who meet specific criteria by awarding the Degree of Fellow in the applicable Academy. For a full listing of the eligibility requirements, see below.  Applications must be submitted by December 31 of the year preceding the presentation of the award which is during the AAPS Annual Scientific meeting each June.

To download Degree of Fellow requirements, click here.