Awards

Awards are presented annually at the fall conference to obesity medicine clinicians whose outstanding achievements are deserving of special recognition. Our 2017 award winners were revealed and recognized on Sept. 16, 2017, as part of Overcoming Obesity 2017 in San Antonio.

Previous Award Winners

  • Committee Leadership Award
  • Dr. Peter G. Lindner Award
  • Dr. Raymond E. Dietz Meritorious Service Award
  • Dr. Vernon B. Astler Award
  • Steelman-Seim Educator Award for Excellence in Academics
  • Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year
  • Committee Leadership Award

    Committee Leadership Award

    Recognizes outstanding contributions by one or more individuals who worked on a committee-driven project and furthered an initiative on behalf of OMA.

    2017 Recipient:
    Karli Burridge, PA-C

    Past Recipients:
    2016 – Suzanne Cuda, MD, FAAP, FOMA | 2015 – Jennifer Seger, MD | 2014 – Harold E. Bays, MD, FTOS, FACE, FNLA | 2013 – Krishna Doniparthi, MD, FOMA | 2012 – Stephen Sudderth, MD, and Lisa Sudderth

  • Dr. Peter G. Lindner Award

    Dr. Peter G. Lindner Award

    Presented in honor of Dr. Lindner, a gifted teacher, who worked with the scientific community to further the mission of OMA and achieve recognition of its members.

    2017 Recipient:
    Ethan Lazarus, MD

    Past Recipients:
    2016 – Angela Fitch, MD, FACP | 2015 – Frank Greenway, MD | 2014 – Scott R. Rigden, MD, FAAFP, MFOMA | 1991 – W. L. Asher, MD, MFOMA

  • Dr. Raymond E. Dietz Meritorious Service Award

    Dr. Raymond E. Dietz Meritorious Service Award

    In honor of Dr. Dietz, a pioneer, this award recognizes an individual who has made continuing contributions to OMA.

    2017 Recipient:
    Wickham Simonds, MD, FOMA

    Past Recipients:
    2016 – Amy Articolo, DO, FACOOG | 2015 – Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP | 2014 – Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA | 2013 – Ed J. Hendricks, MD, MFOMA | 2012 – Harold C. Seim, MD, MPH, MFOMA | 2011 – Jeffrey Lawrence, MD, MSPH, ScD | 2010 – Larry Richardson, MD, MFOMA | 2009 – Scott R. Rigden, MD, FAAFP, MFOMA | 2007 – J. Tom Cooper, MD, MPH, MFOMA | 2006 – W. L. Asher, MD, MFOMA | 2004 – G. Michael Steelman, MD, MFOMA | 2003 – Eneida Roldan, MD, MPH, MFOMA | 2002 – D. Frank Johnson, MD, FACP | 2001 – Harold C. Seim, MD, MPH, MFOMA | 2000 – Vernon B. Astler, MD, MS, FACS | 1996 – Lisa Salvati, MD, MPH, FACPM | 1996 – Patt E. Panzer, MD, FAAFP | 1995 – Gary Zisk, DO, MFOMA | 1994 – Denise Bruner, MD, MFOMA | 1993 – Robert Stark, MD, MFOMA | 1992 – James Merker, CAE | 1990 – W. L. Asher, MD, MFOMA | 1989 – Howard Flaks, MD | 1988 – Robert E. T. Stark, MD, MFOMA | 1987 – Peter G. Lindner, MD, MFOMA | 1986 – Jerry C. Sutkamp, MD, MFOMA

  • Dr. Vernon B. Astler Award

    Dr. Vernon B. Astler Award

    Recognizes the efforts of a member to advance OMA’s place and purpose to the media, government, and/or medical community, as did Dr. Astler in helping guide OMA to secure a seat in the American Medical Association House of Delegates.

    2017 Recipient:
    Carolynn Francavilla, MD

    Past Recipients:
    2016 – Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FOMA | 2015 – Brent Gear, DO, FACEP, FACOEP | 2014 – Brian Sabowitz, MD, MS, FACP | 2013 – Ethan Lazarus, MD | 2012 – Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA | 2011 – Ed J. Hendricks, MD, MFOMA | 2010 – David Bryman, DO, MFOMA | 2009 – James Bland, MD, JD | 2007 – Denise Bruner, MD, MFOMA | 2005 – John P. Kelly, MD

  • Steelman-Seim Educator Award for Excellence in Academics

    Steelman-Seim Educator Award for Excellence in Academics

    Bestowed upon a member exhibiting excellence in advancing the cause of health care through education and teaching.

    2017 Recipient:
    Nicholas Pennings, DO

    Past Recipients:
    2016 – Carl Knopke, MD, FOMA | 2015 – Richard Lindquist, MD, FAASP | 2014 – Joan Temmerman, MD, MS, FAAFP, CNS | 2013 – Justin Puckett, DO, FOMA | 2012 – William McCarthy, MD, FOMA | 2011 – David Bryman, DO, MFOMA | 2009 – Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS, MFOMA | 2008 – Frank Greenway, MD | 2007 – Richard Atkinson Jr., MD | 2006 – Stephen D. Phinney, MD, PhD

  • Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year

    Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year

    Recognizes a clinician who has done the most to advance the field of obesity medicine and OMA.

    2017 Recipient:
    Angela Fitch, MD, FACP

    Past Recipients:
    2016 – Harold Bays, MD, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA | 2015 – Ethan Lazarus, MD | 2014 – Jennifer C. Seger, MD, FOMA | 2013 – Richard Lindquist, MD, FAASP | 2012 – Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FOMA | 2011 – Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA | 2010 – Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS, MFOMA | 2009 – Ed J. Hendricks, MD, MFOMA | 2008 – David Bryman, DO, MFOMA | 2007 – W. Allen Rader, MD, MFOMA | 2006 – G. Michael Steelman, MD, MFOMA | 2004 – Vernon B. Astler, MD, MS | 2003 – Gary Zisk, DO, MFOMA | 2000 – Eneida Roldan, MD, MPH, MBA, MFOMA | 1999 – Muhammad Jamil, MD, FACIP, FICS, CNS | 1998 – Denise E. Bruner, MD, MFOMA | 1996 – Larry Richardson, MD, MFOMA | 1994 – Leonard M. Lapenson, MD, MFOMA | 1993 – G. Michael Steelman, MD, MFOMA | 1992 – W. L. Asher, MD, MFOMA | 1990 – Robert E. T. Stark, MD, MFOMA | 1986 – Robert E. McLain, DO | 1985 – Fred M. Furr, MD, MFOMA | 1983 – Robert M. Johnson, MD, MFOMA | 1981 – Edward LaCroix, DO | 1977 – T. C. McDaniel, DO | 1976 – Leonard Haimes, MD, MFOMA | 1975 – Stanley L. Weiss, DO | 1974 – Peter G. Lindner, MD, MFOMA | 1973 – W. L. Asher, MD, MFOMA | 1971 – J. Dal Baker, DO | 1970 – Raymond E. Dietz, DO, MFOMA