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)|
|2021||Walter C. Ehrenfeuchter, DO, FAAO|
|2020||David Coffey, DO, FAAO, FCA|
|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, FAAO*|
|2009||No award given|
|2008||Anthony G. Chila, DO, FAAO, FCA|
The American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) has awarded the 2021 Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor to John M. Jones, DO, of Petal, Mississippi.
Walter C. Ehrenfeuchter, DO, FAAO, of Suwanee, Georgia, received the Fellow of American Academy of Osteopathy Distinguished (FAAO) Service Award.