AOF Stories

2016 Outstanding Resident of the Year in OBGYN September 18, 2016 Chief Resident isn’t a title that is awarded to anyone; it requires a strong work ethic, dedication and an interest in education. Ryan Kooperman, DO has met all of those characteristics and according to his Program Director, Migdalia Cortina, MD, FACOG, “He has a knowledge base that is very comprehensive and he continually keeps abreast of current topics in the field of Obstetrics &...
2016 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Family Medicine September 18, 2016 Dr. Edwards has taken a nontraditional approach to her Family Medicine residency as she has made it her commitment to care for Pediatrics and Obstetrics patients on a longitudinal basis. She performs newborn exams and provides Osteopathic Manipulation to her pregnant patients when needed. Her commitment to using osteopathic manipulative treatment for her patients has led her to develop an...
2016 Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher Award Winner September 18, 2016 Eric Goldwaser’s extensive CV includes a long list of accolades pertaining to his research, but he has used his knowledge and skills to assist other osteopathic medical students through his leadership and volunteer experience.  He served as the National Research Representative for the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) as well as the Student Government Vice President at...
AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award Winner September 18, 2016 The list of adjectives used to describe Jonathan Bardahl, OMS IV, by his mentors and colleagues include, but are certainly not limited to, Passionate. Innovative. Dedicated. Compassionate.  His experience and unique approach to leadership distinguishes him in the osteopathic community.  “He looks enthusiastically toward his career in medicine and describes his anticipated professional future...
2016 James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award Winner September 17, 2016 It’s rare to see a physician so young have so much experience. But for Jay Bhatt, DO, leadership has been tried and tested. His definition of leadership comes from community organizer and Professor Marshall Ganz, who says that leadership is enabling purpose in the face of uncertainty. In every academic center, government body or clinic he serves, he finds a way to empower communities to change...
2016 Karen J. Nichols, DO, LEAD Scholar Award September 17, 2016 In a small amount of time, Student Doctor Sethi has not only participated in leadership experiences, she has made change and used her talents for the betterment of the future of the osteopathic profession – the osteopathic medical students. “She is committed to her work through an innate voice and unshakable compass; she will multiply her talents by fostering the talent in others.  She is a true...

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