2012 Awards and Recognition
The following awards were presented during the AAPS Annual Scientific meeting at the President’s Awards Dinner on June 26, 2012.
E.O. Martin Award Winner:
A. Robert Cerrato, D.O., J.D.
The E.O. Martin Award is the highest honor bestowed annually upon an individual 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:
Wm. MacMillan Rodney, M.D.
The Thomas Ebner Leadership Award is presented annually to a physician membere who has unequivocally demonstrated superb leadership in an incomparable fashion that has continually positioned the Association for success.
First 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:
Thomas G. Pelz, D.O., FAAIM
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.
AAPS Presents First Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Health Policy Leadership Award to:
Omofolasade B. Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, FAASS
The award is named in honor of Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and founder of the prestigious Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.
Dr. Kosoko-Lasaki is internationally renowned in the field of Public Health, Dr. Kosoko-Lasaki started the Creighton University Glaucoma Outreach Initiative in Nebraska and is co-founder of Creighton University’s Center for Promoting Health and Health Equality.
American Academy of Disaster Medicine Presents Distinguished Service Awards to:
The Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership (CEPP) and NYC Medics
“It is a privilege for the American Academy of Disaster Medicine to present the Distinguished Service Award to these organizations recognizing the vital role their work plays in the disaster life cycle of preparation, planning, response and recovery,” said James W. Terbush, MD, MPH, AADM President.
CEPP was recognized for its role in developing the Connect Colorado resource registry that gathers equipment, specialized vehicles, tools, subject matter expertise and other assets which can be called upon by state and local officials during times of disaster or emergencies.
NYC Medics is a rapid response humanitarian aid organization that deploys teams of healthcare and disaster professionals to alleviate human suffering and distress in the aftermath of a catastrophe.
Physician of the Year Award Recipients
|Michael W. Steppie, M.D.||Dermatology|
|DeAnn W. Isackson, M.D.||Anesthesiology|
|Asaf R. Qadeer, M.D.||Family Practice|
|Lewis D. Friedlander, M.D.||Surgery|
|Nagui Y. Hanna, M.D., FAAEP||Emergency Medicine|
|Stephen M. Damiani, D.O.||Internal Medicine|
|Joe Ford Jacobs, 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
|Graeme A. Browne, M.D., FAAEP||Emergency Physicians|
|Nagui Y. Hanna, M.D., FAAEP||Emergency Physicians|
|S. John Pappas, M.D., FAAEP||Emergency Physicians|
|Maria Fawcett, M.D., FAASFP||Family Practice|
|Madonna Ringswald, D.O., FAAIM||Internal Medicine|
|Babu Amin, M.D., FAAR||Radiology|
|Karanita Ojomo, M.D., FAAR||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.