Is There Someone in Your Professional Life that You Would Like to Honor?

ACOEP-AwardsYou can do this by nominating them for an award from the ACOEP. Nominations are accepted annually through March 1 and must include a cover letter explaining why the nominee should be considered, a recent CV and, picture of the nominee.

Nominations should be sent to:
Attn: Chair, Nominating Committee
ACOEP, 142 E. Ontario Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60611

ACOEP Awards:

Click to reveal the descriptions and past winners.

This is awarded to a member of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physician who had made contributions to the College and/or emergency medicine through his or her actions, dedication and deeds over his or her career.

Previous Award Recipients
1980Bruce D. Horton, D.O., FACOEP 2009Douglas M. Hill, D.O., FACOEP-D
2003Joseph W. Stella, D.O., FACOEP 2010Levente Batizy, D.O., FACOEP
2004Robert D. Aranosian, D.O., FACOEP 2011Michael Q. Doyle, D.O., FACOEP
2005John W. Becher, Jr., D.O., FACOEP 2012Peter A. Bell, D.O., MBA, FACOEP-D
2006Theodore Spevack, D.O., FACOEP 2013Dale Carrison, D.O., MS, FACOEP
2007Anthony Gerbasi, D.O., FACOEP 2014Joseph J. Heck, D.O., FACOEP
This is awarded to a member of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physician or emergency medicine community who had made contributions to teaching emergency physicians, residents and students.

Criteria:  The person receiving this award may be an emergency medicine physician, or a member of the emergency medicine community, such as an individual at a COM or residency program who has impacted on the lives of students and residents in emergency medicine.

Previous Award Recipients
2003Michael Q. Doyle, D.O., FACOEP 2010John Prestosh, D.O., FACOEP
2004Joseph J. Kuchinski, D.O., FACOEP
& Theodore Spevack, D.O., FACOEP
2011John W. Graneto, D.O., FACOEP-D
2005Douglas L. McGee, D.O., FACOEP
& Steven J. Parrillo, D.O., FACOEP
2012Mary J. Hughes, D.O., FACOEP-D
2006Mark A. Mitchell, D.O., FACOEP 2013David T. Malicke, D.O., FACOEP
2007Victor J. Scali, D.O., FACOEP 2014Joseph Dougherty, D.O., FACOEP
2008Anthony Jennings, D.O., FACOEP
2009Alan R. Janssen, D.O., FACOEP
This is awarded to a member of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physician or emergency medicine community who had made contributions to the field of EMS that furthered the operation, teaching or development of the specialty through his or her actions, dedication and deeds.

Criteria: The person receiving this award must be involved in EMS and may be a physician, an EMS professional, e.g., fire official, who has contributed to the creation of or work in the field of Emergency Medicine Services.  His or her actions and deeds while serving the public may be on a national, regional or local basis.

Previous Award Recipients
2003Joe A. Nelson, D.O., FACOEP 2010Drew A. Koch, D.O., FACOEP-D
2004John W. Becher, Jr., D.O., FACOEP 2011Lisa Hrutkay, D.O., FACOEP
2005Joseph Heck, D.O., FACOEP 2012Thomas Brabson, DO, FACOEP-D
2006William Bograkos, D.O., FACOEP 2013G. Joseph Beirne, D.O., FACOEP
2007Wayne Jones, D.O., FACOEP 2014Murry B. Sturkie, D.O., FACOEP
2008Bernard Heilicser, D.O., FACOEP
2009Paula DeJesus D.O., FACOEP
This is awarded to physicians and lay people alike who have contributed to the success of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physician or emergency medicine community through his or her actions, dedication and deeds.
This is awarded to an educator who has made significant contribution to emergency medical education. The nominee should constitute the caliber of educator who has achieved a pinnacle level and is considered a consummate role model to the emergency medicine community, through inspired and motivated teaching encourages others to achieve their greatest potential; has made contributions for the advancement of emergency medicine education through innovative instruction or design, or has created a compelling vision for the future.

Criteria: The nominee must be a DO or MD or advanced degreed individual who is involved in an approved AOA or ACGME accredited emergency medicine residency or medical toxicology, EMS, pediatric emergency medicine fellowship training program or medical school program.

Previous Award Recipients
2014Alan R. Janssen, D.O., FACOEP-D
This is presented to nominee(s) who have developed an innovative process through which the practice of emergency medicine is improved by the implementation of this process. The innovation must improve the efficiency, patient safety and/or quality of care in the emergency department and be easily transferrable to other emergency department settings, sustainable over the long term and demonstrates collaboration between the emergency department and hospital team.