Scheduled for 2020 but cancelled due to COVID-19
April 5 – Keeneland Outing
May 21 – Picnic & Wine Pairing at Seasons Retirement Community
The 165th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Honors C. Keith Melvin, MD and Area Physicians with 50 Years of Service at Awards Gala
Local Medical Society Hosts 165th Annual Awards Ceremony to Recognize Local Physician Contributions
The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, a not-for-profit, professional association for local physicians, hosted its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony for the 165th time. Not to be deterred by the pandemic, 2021 honorees were recognized at the event on May 17th at Cooper Creek Event Center. The Academy honored physicians who have served in the field for fifty years, and presented 2021's Daniel Drake Humanitarian Award Recipient C. Keith Melvin, MD.
The current Academy President Dr. Anne Like stated “It is an honor to recognize these dedicated physicians for their significant contributions to the medical community over these past 50 years. It is remarkable when one reflects on the collective knowledge and expertise sitting in one room and the tremendous impact these honorees have made on so many lives."
The Academy Foundation, the non-profit arm of The Academy of Medicine, also recognizes Academy physician members for their humanitarian efforts on behalf of patients and/or the community through its Daniel Drake Humanitarian Award, which was established in 1986. This year's honoree, Dr. C. Keith Melvin, was nominated by Academy President-elect Dr. Barry Brook. "Dr. Melvin has been a strong advocate for the care and treatment of the medically marginalized and under served in the Cincinnati community. He started, along with others, the Black and White Cancer Survivors Foundation, emphasizing the importance of early detection of cancer in the underserved community and was medical director for Mercy Health Covid-19 screening in Bond Hill. A showman and radio DJ, Dr. Melvin energizes the community to take action to support their health especially those that are the most vulnerable."
Honorees were joined by fellow local physicians at the Academy's Annual Meeting and Awards on Tuesday evening for dinner and programming sponsored by Diversified Brokerage Specialists, Seasons Retirement Community, and Daniel's Textile Rental, along with table sponsors including the Cincinnati Medical Association, Mercy Health, University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery, and The Jewish Hospital Mercy Health.
About the Academy of Medicine: The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati was founded in 1857 as a professional association for physicians in and around Hamilton County, Ohio. The mission of the Academy of Medicine has always been to advocate on issues affecting physicians’ ability to practice and to foster an environment to practice the highest quality medicine possible. The Academy provides educational, social, wellness and advocacy benefits to physician members while supporting public health through its non-profit arm, the Academy Foundation.
Photos courtesy of Photographer Michael L. Mitchell, www.perspectiveimage.net
3rd Annual Golf Outing
The emergence of Brood X cicadas did not deter golfers from hitting the links at the Academy’s 3rd Annual Golf Outing that was held Monday, June 7, at Maketewah Country Club. A special thank you to the golfers and all the sponsors who made this year’s event a success!
Congratulations to the foursome of 1st & 2nd place winners:
First Place: The foursome of Rodney Namaky, David Smith, Marcus Kurzahls, and Chris Danzillo
Second Place: The foursome of Alex Bey, Brandon Zuerick, Fred Brink, and Landon Peterson
Photos are courtesy of Elizabeth Bangel-Stehlin, Seasons Senior Director of Sales and Marketing
Local premiere of Do No Harm
Discussion Moderator: Paul Samuels, MD, Professional Health Committee Chair, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
- Paul Keck, CEO, Lindner Center of Hope;
- Colleen Opremcak, MD, Wellness Director, Ohio Physicians Health Program;
- Craig Pratt, MD, Medical Director, Ohio Physicians Health Program; and
- Robyn Symon, Director/Producer "Do No Harm."
Local premiere of "Do No Harm" – Documentary on physician burnout, depression, suicide – January 29
|Hosted by the Academy in conjunction with the Cincinnati Coalition for Physician Wellness||A sold-out crowd was on hand for the premiere|
|Panelists engage with the audience after the showing|
How to Keep More of Money You Make
Designed for physicians, residents, medical students, this financial planning event focused on tools and information to get started on a path to securing financial fitness for the future including:
- Different means to protect your assets and avoid unnecessary risk,
- Planning for financial security - the RIGHT WAY,
- Minimize your tax burden,
- Preparing for life changes, e.g., marriage, children, loss of job, death of spouse, divorce, etc.,
- Insurance products - long-term care, short and long-term disability and more.
Sponsored by: Diversified Brokerage Specialists
"How to Keep More of Money You Make" – February 25 – Seasons 52
|Audience listens to presentation||Guests mingle at Seasons 52 prior to the program|
Telehealth 101 Webinar
Telehealth 101 Webinar – May 19, 2020
Designed to help Cincinnati-area physicians improve the quality of telehealth services; share practical knowledge gained from local, state, and national resources; and provide a forum for exchange of best practices among participants. Telehealth visits have become important tools in caring for patients while trying to keep physicians and their staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free to all area physicians – Webinars
Thanks to our Webinar Planning Committee and Participants: Christopher Paprzycki, MD; Barry Brook, MD; Joseph Cheng, MD; Gregory Kennebeck, MD; Michelle Knopp, MD; Maxine Lewis, CMM, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CCS-P; Gregory Rouan, MD; and Michael Schoech, MD.
Special thanks to the Academy's IT partner, PBSI Technology Solutions, for their technical assistance in producing the webinar.
2020 Golf Outing
Although the weather did not cooperate, golfers still braved the rain, wind, and chilly temperatures to participate in the Academy's 2nd Annual Golf Outing that was held Monday, September 28, at Maketewah Country Club.
Congratulations the to winners:
First Place: The foursome of Brad Arnott, Rodney Namaky, Tyler Robertson, and Barry Robertson, MD
Second Place; The foursome of Hal Chaudhary, MD, Riaz Chaudhary, MD, Salem Chaudhary, and Andy Law
Closest to the Pin: Tom Dewey
Longest Drive: Adam Kamm
Cheers to our last place finishers for a valiant effort: The foursome of Chris Asher, Brian Cervenka, MD, Norm Falick, and Chad Zender, MD
|2020 Golf Outing|
|The foursome of Hal Chaudhary, MD, Riaz Chaudhary, MD, Salem Chaudhary, and Andy Law||Brad Arnott and Rodney Namaky – members of the first place foursome|
|Social distancing on the course.||Academy President Wyman Morriss, MD, and foursome|
Elegant Picnic & Wine Pairing
Designed to promote physician collegiality
Elegant Picnic & Wine Pairing – May 21
|Guests were entertained by guitarist NAME||Delicious food and elegant table setting|
|Guests welcomed by Seasons Retirement Community staff|
Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati 2019 Golf Outing
Social event for members and guests
Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati 2019 Golf Outing – June 10
|President-elect E. Wyman Morriss, MD, and guest||Past President Carol Egner, MD, and Past Academy Executive
Director Natalie Peterson on the links
|Thanks to our Sponsors!|
IT and Cybersecurity Education Series
IT and Cybersecurity Education Series – June 11–27
Educational webinar series in cooperation with PBSI Technology Solutions
Reds Group Outing to Great American Ball Park
Reds Group Outing to Great American Ball Park – August 11
Social event for members, their families, and guests
163rd Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration
The event, held at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, featured the installation of the 2019-2020 Council, presentation of the 50-Year Physician Awards, and distribution of the Academy Foundation’s medical student scholarship award.
163rd Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration – October 3
|163rd Annual Meeting||Foundation President Manisha Patel, MD, and scholarship winner Kate Meizlish|
|Incoming President Matthew Hardin, MD||Robyn Chatman, MD, and Elizabeth Muennich, MD, present the OSMA 50-Year Awards|
|Councilor Joseph Cheng, MD, and President Matthew Hardin, MD|
|Dr. Hardin installs the incoming Council|
How to Negotiate the Best Contract for You
Social Event + Educational Program on Contract Negotiation designed for practicing physicians and physicians in training (residents, fellows). Held at MadTree Brewing, it included presentations from a medical practice consultant and an attorney, panel discussion, and Q & A session.
Thanks to our generous sponsor ScrogginsGrear for their support of the event.
"How to Negotiate the Best Contract for You” – November 7
|Joseph Cheng, MD, leads discussion on negotiations||MadTree Brewing – site of the event|
|Gregory Rouan, MD, responds during the panel Q & A|
Community-wide resources to support physician well-being and an interconnected physician community.
In-person events, webinars, and other activities featuring timely issues affecting the practice of medicine.