AOF Award Announcements

2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Internal Medicine October 16, 2017 Daniel Griffin, DO, was first drawn to medicine because it combined his passions for service and education: "It is a field of life-long learning and problem solving, and it provides an opportunity to continuously help others." Indeed, this dedication to educating himself and others has characterized this young physician's already remarkable career.    Dr. Griffin graduated from the William Carey...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Orthopedic Surgery Award October 16, 2017 Eric G. Huish Jr., DO, always aspired to be a physician. The son of a DO, he grew up around osteopathic role models. In medical school and residency, he found more mentors who showed him how to keep a level head and conduct research. Thus, he credits mentorship as a key strength of not only his success, but of our profession: "It's so vitally important, and it's truly one of the strengths of our...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year Award in Pediatrics October 16, 2017 Jordan Beckett, DO, first learned about osteopathic medicine through her family doctor, a DO. Dr. Beckett saw how patients under osteopathic care were "treated less like a number on a clinic schedule and more like a unique person with individual physical, emotional, and social needs," she says. This sparked a desire, and she graduated from the West Virginia College of Medicine in 2015.   Growing...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Radiology Award October 16, 2017 When researching medical schools, Daniel Knapp, DO, identified with the tenets of osteopathic medicine and its emphasis on the body's innate ability to heal itself. "Our foundation of knowledge allows us to recognize when the body is not functioning as a unit, with an end point of returning the body to a self regulating state. I fully embrace this philosophy," he says. Rocky Saenz, DO, Dr. Knapp'...
2017 W. Douglas Ward, PhD, Educator of the Year Award October 16, 2017 The Educator of the Year designation recognizes osteopathic teachers who display not only the highest standards of excellence, but also an unwavering dedication to the tenets of osteopathic medicine and a true passion for passing those tenets on to future generations of DOs. Richard Terry, DO, embodies these highest of ideals with every student and resident he teaches.  He so strongly believes in...
2017 James M. Lally, DO Emerging Leader Award October 16, 2017 The Emerging Leader Award recognizes DOs who, through accomplishments and actions, motivate and inspire others to improve the profession and public health. By all accounts, Julieanne P. Sees, DO, exemplifies these ideals. Dr. Sees is a Pediatric Neuro-Orthopedic Surgeon and Medical Director of the orthopedic, rehabilitation, and neurology inpatient unit at the prestigious Nemours Alfred I. DuPont...

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