AOMA Awards

The AOMA Awards recognize outstanding service and contributions to the osteopathic medical profession in Arizona. Only AOMA members can submit an AOMA Award nomination form. The AOMA Awards will be presented at the AOMA Annual Convention. Awards may be submitted online or download the nomination form.

Congratulations to the 2022 AOMA Award Honorees:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Stephen N. Finberg, DO, FCCP
David Steinway, DO

Physician of the Year
Christopher J. Labban, DO, HPF

Outstanding Mentor
Sean Reeder, DO

Excellence in Osteopathic Medical Education
Donald Morgan, DO
Barbara Polstein, DO

Resident of the Year 
Tasha Harder, DO

Emerging Leader Award
Marissa K. Jacobs, DO

President’s Award 
George C. Parides, DO, FACOI, FCCP

Distinguished Service Award
Jeffrey A. Morgan, DO, EdD, MA, CA, FACOI
Randall K. Ricardi, DO, DFAPA
 

Student Distinguished Service Award AZCOM
Ashley Jewel Roberts, MA, OMS III

Student Distinguished Service Award SOMA
Issa Ismail, OMS III

 

PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Honors a compassionate and outstanding physician who is a leader in his/her community and humanitarian programs, and professional association.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Honors a physician or non-physician who has significantly contributed to improving the community and promoting osteopathic medicine; donated his/her time and/or efforts to improve mankind; and/or has volunteered his/her time and provided significant contributions and services to the community and/or the Association.

PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Honors an AOMA member who has contributed significantly to the AOMA via the Board of Trustees, House of Delegates and/or Committees.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented to long-time members who have advanced the osteopathic profession in Arizona with unwavering commitment to quality patient care.

EXCELLENCE IN OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL EDUCATION AWARD
Honors a physician or non-physician who has contributed significantly to the advancement of osteopathic medical education in Arizona.

OUTSTANDING MENTOR AWARD
Honors a physician who has volunteered his or her time to students or physicians as a mentor and is known as “one who makes a difference” in that person’s life.

EMERGING LEADER AWARD
Recognizes an outstanding osteopathic physician in practice less than five years whose accomplishments and actions have been instrumental in motivating and inspiring others.

RESIDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Recognizes an outstanding osteopathic resident from Arizona who goes above and beyond to bring a sense of pride to the profession.