AMA Foundation Leadership Award

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The Excellence in Medicine Awards (frequently known as the Leadership Awards) are accolades presented annually by the American Medical Association Foundation to recognize excellence of a select group of physicians and medical students who exemplify the medical profession’s highest values: commitment to service, community involvement, altruism, leadership and dedication to patient care. The AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Awards are considered the "Oscars" within the medical community.

The awards are highly covered in the medical news world.[1][2][3] They are also recognized widely in traditional media outlets.[4][5] Past recipients have been from diverse institutions including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Yale, University of Colorado, UCLA, Georgetown, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The recipients of these awards obtain national recognition for their dedication and leadership in medicine, along with grants and funding for their projects.

Pride in the Profession Award[edit]

Aiding underserved U. S. Patients

The Pride in the Profession Awards honor physicians whose lives encompass the true spirit of being a medical professional: caring for people. By practicing medicine in areas of challenge or crisis, or by devoting their time to volunteerism or public service, these physicians serve as the voice of patients in the United States who otherwise might not be heard.

Notable recipients[edit]

Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, the current US Surgeon General was bestowed with this award at the 2009 awards just two months prior to being nominated by President Obama on July 13, 2009.

Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine[edit]

Improving health care globally

Named for the founder of the AMA, the Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine recognizes physicians whose influence reach the international patient population and change the future of their medical care. By treating, educating and counseling patients beyond the U. S. border, the physician’s work is having a positive impact on health care in the global arena.

Leadership Awards[edit]

Developing leaders in medicine

This award recognizes exceptional medical professionals who go beyond the medical practice to positively influence health care. Through organized medicine and community activities, these individuals from different stages of the physician training make a difference in the quality of health care and organized medicine.

The Leadership Awards are presented to 10 medical students and 5 early career physicians highly selected from across the United States to recognize their outstanding leadership in the areas of advocacy, community service and/or education.

The 2015 recipients, in alphabetical order, are: Mitra Daneshvar; Patrick Davis; Eric Eting, MD MPH; Latha Ganri, MD; Kristy Hawley, MPH; Harrison Hayward; Nikan Khatibi, DO; Jay Kumar; Jillian Wong Millsop, MD MS; Peter Mittwede; Vinod Nambudiri, MD MBA; Christian Pean; Kushyup Shah; Divya Sharma; Christos Theophanous.

Other notable recipients include Vivek Murthy M.D., Rashid Rashid M.D., Jesse Ehrenfeld M.D., Andrew Miller M.D., Anand Reddi, Richard D. Urman M.D., Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla M.D., MSEd, FACP, Andres Deik M.D., MSEd, and Shaan Gandhi MD, MBA.[6][7][8]

Jack B. McConnell, MD Award for Excellence in Volunteerism[edit]

Senior physician volunteerism

The Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award for Excellence in Volunteerism recognizes the work of senior physicians who provide treatment to U. S. patients who lack access to health care. After a full career of practice, these physicians remain dedicated to the future of medicine through the spirit of volunteerism.


External links[edit]

  • [1] AMA Foundation Leadership Awards
  • [2] 2010 Biography of Awardees Booklet
  • [3] American Medical Association Official Website
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  • [6] International Volunteers in Urology Founder Awarded the AMA's Top International Medical Service Honor
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  • [8] Rotary International and Global Partners Honored byAMA's Inaugural Dr. Nathan Davis
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  • Third party recognition by specialty: umich. edu/prmc/media/newsroom/details.cfm?ID=1524
  • http://newsroom.ucr. edu/news_item.html?action=page&id=2278
  • http://pn. psychiatryonline. org/content/36/10/12.full
  • http://www. asahq. org/news/asanews030810.htm
  • http://pritzker. uchicago. edu/about/news/pritzkerpulse/2008spring/ama. shtml