AOF Award Announcements

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2015 Outstanding Resident in OBGYN October 11, 2015 Serving both as a chief intern and a chief resident at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, Molly Ashby, DO, MPH, represents the best of the osteopathic profession when it comes to her leadership skills, work ethic and compassion, as well as her excellence as an educator and researcher. A 2011 graduate of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine—Virginia Campus (VCOM) who also earned a...
2015 Outstanding Resident in Pediatric Medicine October 11, 2015 A pediatric Chief Resident of the dually-accredited pediatric residency program at Nationwide Children’s/Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Joanna Kramer, DO, MPH, has risen above the rest because of her proven expertise and passion to become a leader in pediatric OMM research. Dr. Kramer states that osteopathy ran in her blood, given that her mother was an osteopathic internist. She has already...
2015 Physician of the Year October 6, 2015 Providing a last resort net for those who fall through the federal safety net is what Craig Dietz, DO does each day.  As medical director for the National Association of Free Clinics and chief medical officer and director of clinical research for the Kansas City CARE Clinic—a site that treats 6,000 primary care patients and 1,000 HIV/AIDS patients each year, Dr. Dietz innately understands the...
2015 Lifetime Achievement Award October 6, 2015 Sometimes being a pioneer is about being open to the unknown, and allowing life to take you down the path less traveled.  This is how Murray Goldstein, DO, MPH paved the way to success and acceptance for other osteopathic physicians and fostered an environment for scientifically rigorous osteopathic research during his more than 60 year career. Dr. Goldstein was the first to represent the...
2015 W. Douglas Ward, PhD, Educator of the Year October 5, 2015 A passionate educator committed to osteopathic medicine, J. Michael Finley, DO, oversees graduate medical education for the Western region of the United States as the Chief Academic Officer for OPTI – West Educational Consortium and has mentored hundreds of students and residents at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP) in Pomona,...
2015 Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher Award October 4, 2015 Lauren Nicole Becker, a third-year osteopathic medical student from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia has the technical and medical skill-sets that make her an ideal osteopathic researcher.   As an undergrad, Student Doctor Becker conducted several research projects at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Becker participated in several...

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