FMEC Awards

Family Physicians Who Change The World

Family Physicians have a long tradition of leadership in the communities in which they live and work. In addition to caring for patients and families in the office and hospital, they are involved on the local, state, national and international scene.

The Family Medicine Education Consortium, Inc. seeks to identify and recognize Family Physicians who have developed innovative projects and programs that have had a positive impact on the world. The FMEC seeks to recognize Family Physicians who have demonstrated significant achievement in promoting the health and well-being of the community at the local, state, national or international levels.

Achievement Measures:

To receive recognition through this award, a Family Physician must: Currently live and/or work in the northeast region of the US (Ohio to Maine to DC, Maryland and West Virginia) at the time of nomination. Have designed and implemented innovations that made a significant impact on the health and well-being of the community at large. The nominees should be currently alive and active in their project. Nominations may include recently retired individuals. Their efforts should

have had a demonstrable impact on a group or groups of people in the community at large. The focus of their effort may be related to the health care, political, economic, religious/spiritual domains.

Nomination Process:

We seek nominations from Family Physicians, residents, medical students or representatives of organizations who are FMEC members and are associated with Family Physicians in the northeast region of the US. A nomination should include a letter (two to three pages) summarizing the individual’s contribution and a copy of the nominee’s resume. The nominations will be reviewed by a panel drawn from the membership of the FMEC. At present, we anticipate identifying at least one Family Physician each year.

Award Winners

2016 Award Winner
Bruce Block, MD

2015 Award Winner
Vincent Waite, MD, MPH and TM

2014 Award Winner
Alan Dappen, MD
Susan Kaye MD, FAAFP


2013 Award Winner
Stephen Smith, MD, MPH

2012 Award Winner
Jeffrey S. Geller, MD

2011 Award Winner
Jeffrey Brenner, MD

2010 Award Winner
John Rugge, MD

2009 Award Winner
Michael Fine, MD

2008 Award Winner
Craig C. Clark, MD

2007 Award Winner
Douglas Stockman, MD

2006 Award Winner
Alain J. Montegut, MD

2005 Award Winner
Alvin H. Strelnick, MD

2004 Award Winner
Jeffery E. Heck, MD

2003 Award Winner
Robert Paeglow, MD