Awards

2017 Award Winners

Join us at Overcoming Obesity 2017, the leading clinical obesity conference, as we reveal and recognize this year’s award winners and their outstanding achievements.

Previous Award Winners

  • Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year
  • Dr. Vernon B. Astler Award
  • Steelman-Seim Educator Award for Excellence in Academics
  • Dr. Raymond E. Dietz Meritorious Service Award
  • Dr. Peter G. Lindner Award
  • Committee Leadership Award
  • Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year
    Dr. Harold Bays is the 2016 Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year

    Past recipients:
    2015 – Ethan Lazarus, MD; 2014 – Jennifer C. Seger, MD; 2013 – Richard Lindquist, MD, FAASP; 2012 – Wendy Scinta, MD, MS; 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

  • Dr. Vernon B. Astler Award
    Dr. Wendy Scinta (pictured on left) receives the Dr. Vernon B. Astler Award at Overcoming Obesity 2016

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

  • Steelman-Seim Educator Award for Excellence in Academics
    Dr. Carl Knopke (pictured on left) receives the Steelman-Seim Educator Award for Excellence in Academics at Overcoming Obesity 2016

    Past recipients:
    2015 – Richard Lindquist, MD, FAASP; 2014 – Joan Temmerman, MD, MS, FAAFP, CNS; 2013 – Justin Puckett, DO; 2012 – William McCarthy, MD; 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

  • Dr. Raymond E. Dietz Meritorious Service Award
    Dr. Amy Articolo (pictured on left) receives the Dr. Raymond E. Dietz Meritorious Service Award at Overcoming Obesity 2016

    Past recipients:
    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, FOMA

  • Dr. Peter G. Lindner Award
    Dr. Angela Fitch (pictured on left) receives the Dr. Peter G. Lindner Award at Overcoming Obesity 2016

    Past recipients:
    2015 – Frank Greenway, MD; 2014 – Scott R. Rigden, MD, FAAFP, MFOMA; 1991 – W. L. Asher, MD, MFOMA

  • Committee Leadership Award
    Dr. Suzanne Cuda (pictured on right) receives the Committee Leadership Award at Overcoming Obesity 2016

    Past recipients:
    2015 – Jennifer Seger, MD; 2014 – Harold E. Bays, MD, FTOS, FACE, FNLA; 2013 – Krishna Doniparthi, MD; 2012 – Stephen Sudderth, MD, and Lisa Sudderth