Awards 2017-06-23T11:45:23+00:00

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
1980 Bruce D. Horton, D.O., FACOEP
2003 Joseph W. Stella, D.O., FACOEP
2004 Robert D. Aranosian, D.O., FACOEP
2005 John W. Becher, Jr., D.O., FACOEP
2006 Theodore Spevack, D.O., FACOEP
2007 Anthony Gerbasi, D.O., FACOEP
2009 Douglas M. Hill, D.O., FACOEP-D
2010 Levente Batizy, D.O., FACOEP
2011 Michael Q. Doyle, D.O., FACOEP
2012 Peter A. Bell, D.O., MBA, FACOEP-D
2013 Dale Carrison, D.O., MS, FACOEP
2014 Joseph J. Heck, D.O., FACOEP
2015 Steven J. Parrillo, D.O., FACOEP-D
2016 Victor J. Scali, DO, FACOEP-D
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
2003 Michael Q. Doyle, D.O., FACOEP
2004 Joseph J. Kuchinski, D.O., FACOEP
& Theodore Spevack, D.O., FACOEP
2005 Douglas L. McGee, D.O., FACOEP
& Steven J. Parrillo, D.O., FACOEP
2006 Mark A. Mitchell, D.O., FACOEP
2007 Victor J. Scali, D.O., FACOEP
2008 Anthony Jennings, D.O., FACOEP
2009 Alan R. Janssen, D.O., FACOEP
2010 John Prestosh, D.O., FACOEP
2011 John W. Graneto, D.O., FACOEP-D
2012 Mary J. Hughes, D.O., FACOEP-D
2013 David T. Malicke, D.O., FACOEP
2014 Joseph Dougherty, D.O., FACOEP
2015 Anthony DiPasquale, D.O., FACOEP
2016 Judith Knoll, DO, 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
2003 Joe A. Nelson, D.O., FACOEP
2004 John W. Becher, Jr., D.O., FACOEP
2005 Joseph Heck, D.O., FACOEP
2006 William Bograkos, D.O., FACOEP
2007 Wayne Jones, D.O., FACOEP
2008 Bernard Heilicser, D.O., FACOEP
2009 Paula DeJesus D.O., FACOEP
2010 Drew A. Koch, D.O., FACOEP-D
2011 Lisa Hrutkay, D.O., FACOEP
2012 Thomas Brabson, DO, FACOEP-D
2013 G. Joseph Beirne, D.O., FACOEP
2014 Murry B. Sturkie, D.O., FACOEP
2015 Stephen J. Vetrano, D.O., FACOEP
2016 Duane D. Siberski, DO, 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.

Previous Award Recipients
1997 John Sevastos, D.O.
1999 Eugene A. Oliveri, D.O.
2000 Janice A. Wachtler
2004 Ann M. Wittner
2006 Phillip L. Shettle, D.O. & Shawn Martin
2007 Leigh Hykema
2008 Marcelino Oliva, D.O.
2010 Philip Ajluni, D.O.
2011 Peter J. Kaplan
2012 William Lynch
Honorary Fellowship is awarded to physicians and non-physicians who have contributed to the success of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physician or field of emergency medicine through his or her actions, dedication, and deeds.

Previous Award Recipients
2016 Judith Tintinalli, MD & Peter Rosen, MD
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
2014 Alan R. Janssen, D.O., FACOEP-D
2015 Kenneth H. Butler, D.O., FAAEM
2016 Michael Allswede, DO
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.

Previous Award Recipients
2015 Karen Greenberg, D.O., FACOEP
Michael D’Ambrosio, D.O.
(Neurological ED)
2016 Alexis LaPietra, DO
(Alternatives to Opioids ALTO)