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AAEM and AAEM/RSA Announce the 2012 Award Recipients

Posted Friday, February 17th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2012

Contact: Kay Whalen (kwhalen@aaem.org)
Executive Director, AAEM
Janet Wilson (jwilson@aaem.org)
Executive Director, AAEM/RSA
Phone: 800-884-2236

MILWAUKEE – The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and the AAEM Resident and Student Association announce the 2012 Award Recipients.

Master of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (MAAEM) – Joseph R. Lex, Jr., MD MAAEM FAAEM
This award recognizes senior AAEM fellows who demonstrated a long career of extraordinary service to AAEM, service as an exemplary clinician and/or teacher of emergency medicine, service to emergency medicine in the area of research and/or published works, service as a leader in the hospital, the community or organized medicine, service in the areas of health policy and advocacy, volunteerism, and other activities or high honors that distinguished the physician as preeminent in the field of emergency medicine. Dr. Lex is the first to receive this designation.

David K. Wagner Award – Joseph P. Wood, MD JD FAAEM
As an organization, AAEM recognizes Dr. Wagner’s contributions to the specialty by offering an award named in his honor to individuals who have had a meaningful impact on the field of emergency medicine and who have contributed significantly to the promotion of AAEM’s goals and objectives. Dr. Wagner himself was given the first such award in 1995.

Peter Rosen Award – Gary Gaddis, MD PhD FAAEM
This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM in the area of academic leadership. Nominees for this award must have 10 or more years experience in an EM academic leadership position and must be an AAEM member.

James Keaney Leadership Award – Carol Cunningham, MD FAAEM
This award was named after the founder of AAEM and recognizes an individual(s) who has made an outstanding contribution to our organization. The nominees for this award must be AAEM members and have 10 or more years experience in EM clinical practice.

Young Educator Award – Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM
This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM through work on educational programs. The nominee must be out of residency less than five years and must be an AAEM member.

Joe Lex Educator of the Year Award – James Colletti, MD FAAEM
This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM through work on educational programs. Nominees must be AAEM members who have been out of their residency for more than 5 years. The Educator of the Year Award was renamed the Joe Lex Educator of the Year Award to recognize Dr. Joe Lex for his devotion and commitment to AAEM and its educational programs.

Resident of the Year – Zachary Repanshek, MD
This award recognizes a resident member who is enrolled in an EM residency program, and has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM.

Program Director of the Year – Michael L. Epter, DO FAAEM
This award recognizes an EM program director who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM. The winner of this award is chosen by the AAEM Resident and Student Association.

Departing Board Members – Andrew P. Mayer, MD FAAEM; Joel M. Schofer, MD RDMS FAAEM; Brian Potts, MD MBA FAAEM

Resident Research Forum – First Place - Usha Periyanayagam, MD, “Assault-Related Trauma Among Illinois Women: Results Of A Large Statewide Multivariate Analysis” Second Place - Elliot Ross, MD, “Portable Pulse Oximetry vs. Arterial Blood Gas Analysis in a High Altitude Environment” Third Place - James Miranda, MD, “Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing Shows that Emergency Department Boarding Causes Direct (Not Opportunity) Cost to the Hospital”

2012 Mitchell Goldman Service Awards -
These awards recognize individuals who made an outstanding contribution by supporting AAEM’s educational mission by teaching at oral board review courses. The award was renamed the Mitchell Goldman Service Award to recognize Dr. Goldman for his devotion and commitment to AAEM’s Oral Board Review Course and its educational programs.

30 sessions: Bruce Lobitz, MD FAAEM
25 sessions: Mitchell J. Goldman, MD FAAEM
15 sessions: John J. Kahler, MD FAAEM
10 sessions: Frank L. Christopher, MD FAAEM; Mark W. Donnelly, MD FAAEM; Sam P. Josvai, MD FAAEM; Robert L. Spence, MD; Bruce Michael Thompson, MD FAAEM; Meredith Tucker, MD
5 sessions: Michael C. Bond, MD FAAEM; Thomas N. Bottoni, MD FAAEM; Lisa Comperatore, MD; Brendon L. Gelford, MD FAAEM; Lisa P. Gwin, DO FAAEM; Tony Kanluen, MD; Lisa Moreno-Walton, MD FAAEM; Geoffrey Murphy, MD FAAEM

Written Board Course Service Awards -
These awards recognize individuals who made an outstanding contribution by supporting AAEM’s educational mission by teaching at written board review courses.

5 years: Michael Winters, MD FAAEM

Top Speaker: Richard D. Shih, MD FAAEM