Awards & Community Involvement

The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians honors outstanding family physicians and educators by presenting Annual Membership Awards. The Family Physician of the Year Award is presented to a family physician that was nominated by a patient and exemplifies what it means to be not only a great family physician but an active participant in their community. The Educator of the Year Award is given to a family physician who is quality educator in family practice education. The Lifetime Achievement award is awarded to one or more family physicians who accomplished amazing things in their careers.

Family Physician of the Year Lifetime Achievement Medical Educator of the Year Legislative Merit Janet Wee Award

Please send letters of nomination to:
Katie Cox
100 East Grand Ave
Suite 240
Des Moines, IA 50309
OR  email your letters to:

kcox@iaafp.org

DEADLINE IS September 1, 2018

Is your Family Physician the best of the best? Do they go above and beyond to care for their patients? Are they active in the community?  Do you think they deserve the 2018 Family Physician on the Year Award?  If so, we want to hear about them!

The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) is seeking nominations for the 2018 Family Physician of the Year. Each year the IAFP awards one family physician the title “Family Physician of the Year” on the basis of outstanding service to patients and community, and devotion to Family Medicine.

If you would like to nominate your family physician please send letters of nomination to the Iowa Academy describing why your family physician should receive the Family Physician of the Year Award.

Nomination letters should be sent by September 1, 2018 to the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, 100 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 240, Des Moines, IA 50309 or emailed to kcox@iaafp.org.

The 2018 Iowa Family Physician of Year will be honored during the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Annual Installation and Awards Banquet on November 16, 2018 at the Prairie Meadows Event Center In the early part of 2019, the 2018 Iowa Family Physician of the Year will be nominated for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Physician of Year.

Past honorees include:
1988 Scott Helmers, M.D.
1989 Dale Christensen, M.D.
1990 James R. Paulson, M.D.
1991 Rodney Miller, M.D.
1992 Marion Barnes, M.D.
1993 Francis Pisney, M.D.
1994 Kelly D. Ross, M.D.
1995 David Paulus, M.D.
1996 Alan Vasher, D.O.
1997 John W. Barnes, M.D.
1998 Ronald Zoutendam, M.D.
1999 Donald Skinner, M.D.
2000 Richard A. Jongewaard, M.D.
2001 Cynthia Wolff, M.D.
2002 David Crippin, M.D.
2003 Michael Gimbel, M.D.
2004 Kenton Moss, M.D.
2005 David Carlson, M.D.
2006 Sharon Bertroche, M.D.
2007 Dale Nystrom, M.D.
2008 Subhash Sahai, M.D.
2009 Craig Thompson, D.O.
2010 Michael AbouAssaly, M.D.
2011 Doug Peters, M.D.
2012 Ried Boom, M.D.
2013 Patrick Edwards, M.D.
2014 Gerard Stanley, Sr., M.D.
2015 Mark Haganman, D.O.
2016 Chris VandeLune, D.O.
2017 Esgar Guarin, M.D.

The IAFP Lifetime Achievement Award, instituted in 2000, is given to up to three  IAFP members a year based on nomination by another IAFP member.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually to a family physician(s) who meet the following criteria:

  • Has been a member of the Academy in good standing for at least 10 years
  • Is a resident of Iowa
  • Has been involved in significant community service and civic activities
  • Is a role model for other family physicians, residents and/or medical students.

Final selection remains the discretion of the Member Services Committee and the Board of Directors.

If you would like to nominate a colleague, please email your nomination letter to Katie Cox at kcox@iaafp.org by August 28, 2018

Past Honorees Include:

2000
Charles Beckman, M.D.
Paul Fee, M.D.
John Garred, M.D.
John Kelly, M.D.
John Murphy, M.D.
Loran Parker, M.D.
Dennis Walter, M.D

2001
Thomas Carroll, M.D.
James Coddington, M.D.
James Dunlevy, M.D.
John Sear, M.D.

2002
William Baumann, M.D.
Forest Dean, M.D.
James Kimball, M.D.
Gary Levalley, M.D..

2003
John Andersen, M.D.
John Hornberger, M.D.
Robert Merrick, M.D.
Wayne Rouse, M.D.

2004
Kenneth Andersen, M.D.
Robert Dunlay, M.D.
Scott Helmers, M.D.
Peter Kepros, M.D.
James Paulson, M.D.

2005
James Carr, M.D.
Keith Garber, M.D.
Donald Nelson, M.D.
M. Gene Parks, M.D.

2006
Don Boldt, M.D.
Steve Eckstat, D.O.
Richard Jongewaard, M.D.
Leslie Weber, M.D.
Robert Wettach, M.D.

2007
Sherman Anthony, M.D.
Gerald McGowan, M.D.

2008
Charles Hamm, M.D.
Francis Pisney, M.D.
Robert Powell, M.D.
David Thomas, M.D.

2009
Gordon Baustian M.D.
James McCabe M.D.
John O’Shea, M.D.
Mark Schultz D.O.

2010
John Brunkhorst, M.D.
William Hicks, M.D.
Michael Miriovsky, M.D.
Paul Ruggle, M.D.

2011
James Kimball , M.D.
Jerrold White, M.D.
Steve Wolfe, M.D.
James Young, M.D.

2012
Larry Beaty, M.D.
Donald Hilliard, M.D.
Paul Holzworth, M.D.
Darrell Jebsen, M.D.
William McCabe, M.D.

2013
Noreen O'Shea, D.O.
George Richardson, M.D.

2014
Thomas Evans, M.D.
Jeffrey Hoffmann, D.O.
Charles Korte, M.D.
Larry Severidt, M.D.

2015
Paul Volker, M.D.

2016
Ried Boom, M.D.
Orville Bunker, M.D.
Harold Miller, M.D.
Donald Skinner, M.D.
Dennis Zachary, M.D.

2017
James Bell, M.D.
GeraldJogerst, M.D.
Dale Nystrom, M.D.

Please email your nomination letter to Katie at kcox@iaafp.org by September 1, 2018

This award is given annually to recognize quality in family practice education. The nominee must be a member of the Academy and should be involved in teaching at a student level, resident level or in the continuing education of family physicians. 

Nominations should include the following: 

*    A typed statement, not to exceed one page in length, must be  

     submitted. It must include the reasoning as to why the nominee  

     should receive the award and sufficient information regarding the  

     nominee's educational efforts  

*    Letters of endorsement from past/present students and residents, as well as     colleagues.      

Past recipients:

1978 Vernon Schlaser, M.D.
1979 Richard Caplan, M.D.
1980 Harold Moessner, M.D.
1981 Robert Rakel, M.D.
1982 Reuben Widmer, M.D.
1984 Phil Mathias, M.D.
1985 John Murphy, M.D.
1986 Glenys Williams, M.D.
1987 Loren Parker, M.D.
1988 Richard Munns, M.D.
1989 Karl Jauch, M.D.
1990 Donald A.F. Nelson, M.D.
1992 Charles Driscoll, M.D.
1993 Stanton Danielson, M.D.
1994 Monte Skaufle, M.D.
1995 John W. Ely, M.D.
1996 Kim Brandt, M.D.
1997 Eric Evans, M.D.
1998 Michael Sparacino, D.O.
1999 Gerald Mc Gowan, M.D.
2000 Marvin R. Huff, D.O.
2001 George Bergus, M.D.
2002 Gerald Jogerst, M.D.
2003 R. Reid Boom, M.D.
2004 Barcey Levy, M.D., Ph.D
2005 John Sutherland, M.D.
2006 Charles Zelnick, M.D.
2007 Jim Young, M.D.
2008 Robert Merrick, M.D
2009 Larry Beaty, M.D.
2010 Larry Severidt, M.D.
2012 Corrine Ganske, M.D.
2013 Jill Endres, M.D.
2014 Michael Jung, M.D.
2015 Ann Soenen, D.O.
2016 Gena Benoit, M.D.
2017 Chad McCambridge, M.D.

 

Annually the Legislative & Governmental Affairs Committee will evaluate recent legislative activity at the state and federal level. State legislators and members of the Iowa congressional delegation who have made a significant effort in the area of health care can be considered for special recognition at the IAFP annual meeting. Individuals considered for the IAFP Legislative Merit Award must meet one or more of following criteria by demonstrating exemplary work in the legislature in support of:

  1. efforts toward improving the health care of all Iowans.
  2. primary care initiatives in Iowa.
  3. improvements in primary care, particularly rural health care, in Iowa.
  4. the statewide family practice residency network in Iowa.

 

Past Honorees Include:
2007 State Representative Ro Foege
2013  Don Skinner, MD

This award was initiated in 2004 to honor a physician who has made an outstanding contribution to further the goals of Family Medicine.

Past Honorees Include:
2007  David Carlyle, MD
2013  John Carroll, MD
2014  Doug Martin, MD