AOF Award Announcements

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...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year Award in Surgery October 16, 2017 In a specialty particularly known for its rigorous training, Christopher Mussman, DO, stood out from the pack. "It is the unique combination of intelligence, skill and commitment that elevated Dr. Mussman above other surgical residents. In addition, his empathetic demeanor will provide comfort to his patients when they are most in need," says Matthew L. Martens, DO. Dr. Mussman earned his DO...

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