Ohio ACOFP Awards


Ohio ACOFP awards are designed to recognize Ohio DOs who exhibit the exemplary characteristics of an osteopathic family physician.  These include compassion, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to osteopathic philosophy, patient care, community involvement, education and enrichment of self and others. The nominees cannot be a current member of the Ohio ACOFP Board or an officer.  

For a nomination form and criteria, click here.  For a list of previous award winners, click here:  ACOFP Award Recipients.  Categories include:

Family Physician of the Year Award  

Family Physician of the Year

2014 Recipient:  Manuel P. Saridakis, DO, Sagamore Hills

Must be in Active Practice

Must have been in practice 10 years or more

Must be a member of ACOFP, Ohio ACOFP, AOA, OOA, district

Next Deadline:  March 1, 2015

Young Family Physician of the Year Award

Young FP of the Year

2014 Recipient: Aaron P. Hanshaw, DO, Dayton

In practice in Ohio less than 5 years;

Must be a member of ACOFP, Ohio ACOFP, OOA, and District

Next Deadline: March 1, 2015


Family Medicine Resident of the Year Award

FP Resident of the Year 20142014 Recipient: Dominic M. King, DO, South Pointe Hospital, Cleveland

Must be a FP resident in an AOA approved Ohio program

Must have letter of endorsement by FP program director, plus CV

Deadline:  March 1, 2015

Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award2014 Recipient: Cleanne Cass, DO, Dayton

Given to an individual who has made a life-long contribution to the osteopathic profession as a family physician.

Selected by the Ohio ACOFP Board from time to time as deemed appropriate.
Recipient can be retired from active practice.

Deadline: March 1, 2015

Resident Paper Awards  

Ohio ACOFP recognized two Family Medicine residents in 2014 for outstanding research papers. The following received a cash prize sponsored this year by the Ohio Osteopathic Foundation:

  • First Place - Roxanne B. Rogers, DO (Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky);
  • Second Place - Kristin M. Astrom, DO (St. Joseph Health Center, Warren)

The Ohio ACOFP Resident Paper Awards, presented annually, are open to family practice residents who are serving in a residency program of the Centers of Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE).  The awards are underwritten by the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations and the Ohio Osteopathic Foundation on a rotating basis, and consist of the following:  First Place ($1,000); Second Place  ($750); and Third Place  ($500). 

Criteria for these awards are available through the Family Practice Residency Program Advisory Committee (FP-RPAC). For a list of previous award winners and their topics, click here:  FP Resident Paper Awards 

OU-HCOM Student Awards

  • These awards are sponsored by the Ohio ACOFP and presented annually by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Recipients are selected by the OU-COM Family Practice Department.  Winners receive a family practice textbook and a $75 cash award. 

Ohio ACOFP/Katherine H. Clark Fellowship

  • This fellowship supports OU-HCOM Family Medicine Fellows (also known as Primary Care Fellows), who choose to pursue an osteopathic family medicine residency program within the Ohio University Centers of Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE).
  • The endowment periodically provides a $1,000 grant to be used at the discretion of the recipient. Students should contact the Office of Student Affairs for more information.


National Awards

For six years in a row, the Ohio Chapter was honored by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians for outstanding achievements as a state chapter.  Ohio ACOFP received the following awards, until the award program was discontinued in 2012:

2006 - ACOFP Public Service Award
2007 - ACOFP Excellence in State Society Leadership Award
2008 - ACOFP Large State Society of the Year/Public Service Awards
2009 - ACOFP Public Service Award
2010 - ACOFP Excellence in State Society Leadership Award 
2011 - ACOFP State Society Advocacy Award

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