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 2021 AOMA Award Honorees:
Physician of the Year – Joseph Zachariah, DO
Lifetime Achievement Award – Frank Kitei, DO
Outstanding Mentor – Lawrence Sands, DO, MPH
Excellence in Osteopathic Medical Education – Jeffrey Morgan, DO, FACOI
Resident of the Year – Samantha Easterly, DO
AOF Emerging Leader Award – Kendra Gray, DO, FACOG
President’s Award – Datch Dorvil, DO, MPH
Distinguished Service Award
Gregory Whitaker, DO, DPM, MSHCP, FASA
Crystal Van Slyke, MEd
Student Distinguished Service Award AZCOM – Jay Olson, MS, OMS IV
Student Distinguished Service Award SOMA – Erinn Gallagher, OMS IV
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.
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.