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2016 Awards and Recognition

The following awards were presented during the AAPS Annual Scientific meeting at the President’s Awards Dinner on June 25, 2016.

E.O. Martin Award Recipients:

Kenneth M. Flowe, M.D., FAAEP, MBA

Douglas L. Marciniak, D.O., FAAIM

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 or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the AAPS, affiliated Academies of Medicine and Boards of Certification, the medical profession and the community.

Thomas Ebner Leadership Award Recipient:

Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt, M.D. FAAEP, FACEP

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.

Steven G. Carin, Jr. “Giddy-up” Leadership Award Recipient:

Jon E. Botts, D.O., FAAA

The Steven G. Carin, Jr. “Giddy-up” Leadership Award is presented to an individual who has unequivocally demonstrated distinguished leadership in the Association in an extraordinary and incomparable manner with emphasis on perseverance, tenaciousness and resiliency.

American Academy of Disaster Medicine Distinguished Service Award Recipient:

National Disaster Life Support Foundation, Inc.

The AADM Distinguished Service Award honors deserving individuals, organizations and communities positively affecting public health care in the disaster life cycle of preparation, planning, response and recovery.  The National Disaster Life Support Foundation, Inc. (NDLSF) is recognized by AADM for their work in providing a series of educational programs to better prepare health care professionals and emergency response personnel for mass casualty events.

Physician of the Year Award Recipients:

Debra S. Eriksen, D.O. Anesthesiology
Michael R. Proctor, D.O. Dermatology
Arthur Cooper, M.D., MS, FAADM Disaster Medicine
Muhammad A. Ahmed, M.D., FAAEP Emergency Medicine
Carola H. Fleener, M.D., FAASFP Family Medicine
Surinder K. Kad, M.D., FAAIM, MPH, MBA Internal Medicine
Gordon A. McClimans, II, D.O. Orthopedic Surgery
Charles L. Taylor, M.D. Radiology
Gustavo G. Leon, M.D. Surgery

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:

Caleb A. Awoniyi, M.D., Ph.D. Anesthesiologists
Graeme A. Browne, M.D., FAAEP Disaster Medicine
Vincent L. Imbriani, M.D. Emergency Medicine
Paul A. Kohut, D.O. Emergency Medicine
Otto J. Marquez, M.D., FACEP Emergency Medicine
Mark DeSantis, D.O. Radiology

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.