The FAAO Distinguished Service Award (FAAODist) is granted to Fellows of the Academy who have further distinguished themselves in any of the following categories: contributions to the literature; development of osteopathic theory, method or procedure; research; osteopathic education; service to the AAO on committees, boards, etc.; public relations and service to public health; and osteopathic medical economics and advocacy.
Any Academy member may nominate a Fellow for the award. Nominations must be submitted to Debbie Cole, the AAO fellowship coordinator, by Oct. 1. Unless special circumstances exist, only one award will be granted each year.
|Year||Recipient (*denotes deceased)|
|2019||Eileen L. DiGiovanna, DO, FAAO|
|2019||Robert C. Ward, DO, FAAO|
|2018||Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO|
|2017||Alexander S. Nicholas, DO, FAAO|
|2016||Edna M. Lay, DO, FAAO, FCA*|
|2015||Fred L. Mitchell Jr., DO, FAAO, FCA|
|2014||Raymond J. Hruby, DO, FAAO|
|2013||Robert E. Kappler, DO, FAAO*|
|2012||Stephen D. Blood, DO, FAAO|
|2011||Philip E. Greenman, DO, FAAO*|
|2010||Isabelle A. Chapello, DO, FAAO*|
|2010||Viola M. Frymann, DO, FAAOtd>|
|2009||No award given|
|2008||Anthony G. Chila, DO, FAAO, FCA|
Nominate an outstanding resident for the 2019 AOF/AAO Outstanding Resident of the Year in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Deadline: May 10
Eileen L. DiGiovanna, DO, FAAO, of Smithtown, New York, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 15 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Orlando, Florida.
Robert C. Ward, DO, FAAO, of East Lansing, Michigan, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 15 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Orlando, Florida.