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AMA-YPS Young at Heart Award

The AMA Young Physicians Section (YPS) Young at Heart Award was first given in 1993. Nominees must be AMA members not eligible for section membership, whose support and guidance have strengthened the AMA-YPS through:

  • organizational aid (such as developing a local young physicians section)
  • support of YPS issues in reference committees/caucuses or on the floor of the AMA House
  • support of YPS leadership development or the promotion of YPS leaders

The nomination period will close April 15, 2014. Nominations must come from AMA-YPS Assembly members. The AMA-YPS Governing Council will consider all nominees, make a decision on the award recipient, and announce the winner at the following Annual Meeting.

For more information, email yps@ama-assn.org.

Previous "Young at Heart" award recipients have included:

2013

Susan R. Bailey, MD, Vice Speaker, AMA House of Delegates

2012

Elizabeth Kanof, MD, Delegate to the AMA-HOD from North Carolina; Former President, North Carolina Medical Society

2011

Joseph M. Heyman, MD, Former Chair, AMA Board of Trustees

2010

Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, U.S. Surgeon General

2009

John C. Moorhead, MD, FACEP, Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) delegation and delegate to the AMA-HOD.

2008

Ralph W. Hale, MD, Former AMA-YPS delegate; Executive Vice President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and delegate to the AMA-HOD.

2007

Samuel P. Solish, MD, Former AMA-YPS chair; chair of the AMA Ophthalmology Section Council; delegate to the AMA-HOD from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

2006

Donald J. Swikert, MD, Delegate to the AMA-HOD from Kentucky; Program Director, Family Practice Residency, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Edgewood, KY

2005

Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD., Speaker, American Medical Association House of Delegates

2004

John A. Knote, MD, Lafayette, Indiana. Past Speaker and Vice-Speaker, American Medical Association House of Delegates; Past Member, AMA Council on Medical Service; Past President, Organization of State Medical Association Presidents; Past Speaker, American College of Radiology (ACR) Council; and Delegate, Indiana State Medical Association

2003

Barbara McAneny, MD, Past President, New Mexico Medical Society; Delegate, American Society of Clinical Oncology

2002

Calvin Sia, MD, Honolulu, Hawaii

2001

Calvin R. Peters, MD, Delegate to the AMA-HOD from the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

2000

Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, MD, Member, Council on Medical Education

1999

Palma E. Formica, MD, AMA Trustee

1998

Richard F. Corlin, MD, Speaker, AMA House of Delegates; Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Services to Young Physicians (that recommended to the House of Delegates that the AMA-YPS be formed)

1997

Barbara Rockett, MD, Member, AMA Council on Legislation

1996

Major General Ronald R. Blanck, DO, Alternate Delegate to the AMA-HOD from the U.S. Army

1995

Charles Aswad, MD, Delegate to the AMA-HOD from New York; Executive Vice President, Medical Society of the State of New York

1994

John Nettles, MD, Delegate to the AMA-HOD from American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

1993

Kim Bateman, MD, Delegate to the AMA-HOD from Utah; Chair, AMA Council on Long Range Planning and Development