AOF Stories

2015 Caring for Communities Award October 4, 2015 Superstorm Sandy damaged more than homes and businesses when it hit the East coast in 2012.  It also devastated access to local health care on the Rockaway Peninsula, a narrow strip of land bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay in Queens County, New York City. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, NY, a 257-bed teaching hospital, is the last functioning medical care center on...
2014 Educator of the Year October 30, 2014 Establishing a new osteopathic medical school is no small undertaking, especially in rural, underserved areas.  But John M. Kauffman, J. DO, FACOI, FACP, founding dean and chief academic officer for Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM), was up to the task when opening the first medical school in North Carolina in more than 35 years and helping to develop the...
2014 James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award October 30, 2014 Leaders meet challenges head-on and drive the future; they cause change, they motivate others, and they make a positive difference within their organizations and their profession.  One talented young physician who has assumed a leadership role both nationally and within the university setting is Danielle L. Cooley, DO.   A graduate of Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM),...
2014 Physician of the Year October 30, 2014 When it comes to treating some of the most complicated immunological cases in the world, many patients turn to Leonard H. Calabrese, DO, at the Cleveland Clinic, for help. Known for his work in rheumatology and immunodeficiency diseases, particularly HIV and hepatitis C, Dr. Calabrese is the first and only physician to hold two endowed chairs at the world-renowned facility: the RJ Fasenmyer Chair...
2014 Outstanding Resident of the Year October 30, 2014 Joel E. Abbott, DO Urological Surgery There are many facets outside of the “hard sciences” that are required to fully treat a patient, especially in accordance with the fundamental principles of the osteopathic philosophy.  One resident, who continually strives for a greater understanding of the complexities of the human mind and spirit is Joel E. Abbott, DO. Dr. Abbott received his medical...
2014 AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award October 20, 2014 Successful leaders are people who can organize and direct others towards a common goal.  One outstanding student leader who has carved such a path early in her career at national, regional, local and university levels is Katherine L. Eggerman, MPH, a fourth-year osteopathic medical student at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM). In the regional and national arena,...

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