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2015 Awards and Recognition

The following awards were presented during the AAPS Annual Scientific meeting at the President’s Awards Dinner on June 27, 2015.

E.O. Martin Award Recipients:

Thomas G. Pelz, D.O., FAAIM

Joseph C. Gallagher, D.O., FAASOS

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:

Scott G. Barnes, D.O., FAAIM

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.

David G. C. McCann, M.D. Devotion Award Recipient:

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

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.

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

Harold M. Bacchus, Jr., M.D., FAASFP

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.

ABPS Outstanding Advocate Award Recipients:

Jerry Allison, M.D.

Michael James Casey, M.D.

The Outstanding ABPS Advocate Award is presented each year to Diplomates who have gone above and beyond assisting Government Affairs in gaining recognition for our boards of certification in hospitals, legislation, manage care companies, and many other areas.

American Academy of Disaster Medicine Distinguished Service Award Recipient:

James J. James, M.D., DrPH, MHA

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.  Dr. James is recognized by AADM for his work with the Department of Health & Human Services and state and local medical societies to share information, implement communications strategies, and coordinate medical and public health agencies’ response in the event of a terrorist attack or other sweeping disaster.

Physician of the Year Award Recipients:

Jonathan H. Salewski, D.O. Anesthesiology
Thomas C. Balshi, M.D. Dermatology
Karl David Kelley, M.D., FAADM Disaster Medicine
Terrance Lee Baker, M.D., M.S., FAAEP Emergency Medicine
Jasmine Chao, D.O., FAAIM Internal Medicine
Karanita M.C. Ojomo, M.D., FAAR Radiology
Jonathan Craig Gordon, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery
Daniel M. Avery, Jr., M.D., FAASS 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:

Terrance Lee Baker, M.D., M.S., FAAEP Emergency Medicine
Martin E. Thornton, D.O., FAAEP, FAADM Emergency Medicine
Martin E. Thornton, D.O., FAAEP, FAADM Disaster Medicine
Frederick L. Slone, M.D., FAADM Disaster Medicine
Heidi P. Cordi, M.D., FACEP, FAADM Disaster Medicine
Arthur Cooper, M.D., M.S., FAADM Disaster Medicine
Lorraine M. Giordano, M.D., FACEP, FAADM Disaster Medicine
Karl David Kelley, M.D., FAADM Disaster Medicine

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.