AOF Award Announcements

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recognizes George T. Caleel, DO August 1, 2017 The AOF Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2006 to honor an individual who has made significant fundamental contributions to the osteopathic profession. In his 87 years, George T. Caleel, DO, has certainly made a lasting impact --notably on the countless students he taught throughout his astounding career dedicated to education and advancing the profession.  The American Osteopathic...
2016 W. Douglas Ward, PhD, Educator of the Year Award September 29, 2016 Tyler Cymet, DO, entered the profession purposefully, choosing osteopathic medicine for its distinctive approach to health care. After graduating from Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988, he completed an internal medicine residency at Yale University School of Medicine and earned a Masters of Education in Health Professions at Johns Hopkins School of Education. During his 16...
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...

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