AAP Award Winners
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The AAP wishes to recognize the following individuals for their contributions and devoted support to the AAP and the specialty of PM&R:


Distinguished Academician Award

2019     Amie Brown McLain, MD
2018     Karen Kowalske, MD
2017     Steven Kirshblum, MD
2016     Michael Boninger, MD
2015     Jeffrey Palmer, MD
2014     Leighton Chan, MD
2012     Diana Cardenas, MD, MHA
2011     William Donovan, MD
2010     Carmen Terzic, MD
2009     John Whyte, MD, PhD
2008     W. Jerry Mysiw, MD
2007     Ross Zafonte, DO
2006     Martin Grabois, MD
2005     Walter Frontera, MD, PhD
2004     Margaret Stineman, MD
2003     Lawrence Robinson, MD
2002     Lynn Gerber, MD
2001     George Kraft, MD, MS
2000     Daniel Dumitru, MD, PhD
1999     Joel DeLisa, MD, MD
1998     Carl Granger, MD
1997     Barbara deLateur, MD
1996     Gerald Herbison, MD
1995     John Ditunno, Jr., MD


Early Career Academician Award

2019     Nneka Ifejika, MD, MPH
2018     Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD
2017     Sheng Li, MD, PhD
2016     Nitin Jain, MD, MSPH
2015     David Morgenroth, MD
2014     Brad Kurowski, MD, MS
2012     Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH
2011     Leslie Morse, DO
2010     Brad Dicianno , MD
2009     Neil Segal, MD
2008     Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD
2007     Laura W. Lee, MD
2006     Pablo Celnik, MD
2006     Henry Lew, MD, PhD
2005     Lisa Krivickas, MD
2004     Amy Wagner, MD
2003     Steven Kirshblum, MD
2002     John Chae, MD
2001     David Gater, Jr., MD, PhD
2001     Lisa Fugate, MD
2000     Flora Hammond, MD
1999     Leighton Chan, MD
1998     Charles Levy, MD
1997     Michael Boninger, MD
1996     Craig McDonald, MD


Outstanding Service Award

2019     Sara Cuccurullo, MD
2019     Michael O'Dell, MD

2018     Laura Kezar, MD
2018     Vu Nguyen, MD
2016     John Whyte, MD, PhD
2015     Kristjan Ragnarsson, MD
2014     Lawrence Pencak
2012     John King, MD
2011     Cindy Weber
2010     Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD
2009     Walter Frontera, MD, PhD
2008     Gary Clark, MD, CPE, MMM
2007     Carolyn Braddom-Ritzler, EdD
2006     Teresa Massagli, MD
2005     Barry Smith, MD
2004     Thomas Strax, MD
2002     Jay Subbarao, MD
2001     Mehrsheed Sinaki, MD
1999     Bruce Gans, MD
1998     Randall Braddom, MD, MS
1997     Martin Grabois, MD
1996     Joel DeLisa, MD, MS
1995     Paul Corcoran, MD


Public Service Award

2019     Sunil Kothari, MD and Jeffrey Berliner, DO, RSVP
2018     Yannick Benjamin and Alex Elegudin, Wheeling Forward
2017     Alison Cernich, PhD
2015     Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD
2013     Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
2010     Tom Harkin, IA US Senator
2007     Ruth Brannon, MSPH, Director, Division of Research Sciences, NIDRR
2006     Edward Kennedy, MA US Senator
2005     Duane Alexander, MD, Director, NICHD
2004     Frank LoBiondo, US Congressman
2003     David Leach, MD, CEO, ACGME
2002     Richard Verville, JD, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville
2001     James Peters
2000     Christopher Reeve
1999     Katherine Seelman, PhD, Director, NIDRR
1998     John Porter, US Congressman, IL State
1997     Henry Betts, MD
1996     Marcus Fuhrer, PhD
1995     Slade Gorton, US Senator - WA


McLean Outstanding Resident/Fellow Award

2019     Andrew Collins, MD
2018     Brittany Bickelhaupt, MD
2017     Joshua Rothenberg, DO
2016     Daniel Cushman, MD
2015     Prakash Jayabalan, MD, PhD
2014     Kentaro Onishi, DO
2011     Nitin Jain, MD, MSPH
2010     Daniel Herman, MD, PhD


Innovation & Impact Award

2019     Ninad Karandikar, MD
2018     Jennifer Zumsteg, MD


Carolyn Braddom Ritzler Research Award

2019     Craig McDonald, MD
2017     Pablo Celnik, MD
2015     Jonathan Bean, MD, MPH, MS
2013    Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD
2006     John Chae, MD
2003     James Richardson, MD
2001     Margaret Stineman, MD


Distinguished Member Award

2019     Kristjan Ragnarsson, MD
2014     Bruce Gans, MD
2010     Martin Grabois, MD
2009     Randall Braddom, MD
2008     Barbara deLateur, MD, MS
2007     Paul Corcoran, MD
2006     Joel DeLisa, MD, MS
2005     Carl Granger, MD
2003     Henry Betts, MD
2002     John Melvin, MD
2001     John Ditunno, Jr., MD
1992     Justus Lehmann, MD
1991     Frederic Kottke, MD, PhD
1990     Ernest W. Johnson, MD


American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AJPM&R) Awards

Excellence in Research Writing Award

2019     Chun-De Liao, MSc, Jau-Yih Tsauo, PhD, Hung-Chou Chen, MD and Tsan-Hon Liou, MD, PhD
2017     Wolfgang Gruther, MD, MSc, Karin Pieber, MD, Irene Steiner, MSc, Cornelia  Hein, PT, Jörg Michael Hiesmayr, MD, and Tatjana Paternostro-Sluga, MD
2016     Ju Seok Ryu, PhD, MD
2016     Zhongming Huang, PhD, MD
2015     Patricia Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN
2014     James Rimmer, PhD
2013     Alberto Esquenazi, MD
2012     Joel Stein, MD
2011     Andrea Cheville, MD, MSCE
2010     John Whyte, MD, PhD
2009     Patrick Kortebein, MD
2009     Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD
2008     Trina DeMott, MD, PT
2006     Henry Tong, MD, MS
2005     John Chae, MD, ME
2004     Diane Jette, PT, DSc
2003     Faye Chiou-Tan, MD
2002     James Cosgrove, MD
2001     William McKinley, MD
2000     Thao M.P. Tran, MD
2000     Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD
1999     Laura W. Lee, MD
1999     Timothy Dillingham, MD
1998     Andreas Schmid, MD
1998     Mark Wineinger, MD
1997     Laura W. Lee, MD
1997     Daniel Dumitru, MD
1996     Kimberly BeDell, MD
1996    Kevin Means, MD
1995   John Chae, MD
1995    Robert Werner, MD, MS
1994    Barbara Ross-Rothweiler, PhD, MS
1994    Denise Campagnolo, MD, MS
1993    Paul Dreyfuss, MD
1993    Susan Dreyer, MD
1992    John Bach, MD
1992    Frank John English Falco, MD
1992    Lawrence Robinson, MD
1991    D. Casey Kerrigan, MD
1991    Barbara deLateur, MD, MS
1990     C. Jill Calder, MD


Ernest W. Johnson Excellence in Research Writing In-Training Award

2019     Yi Li, MD, Jingjing Fan, MS, Jingyi Yang, MS, Chengqi He, PhD and Shasha Li, PhD
2014     Jennifer Soo Hoo, MD
2013     Siera Goodnight, MPH
2012     Angela Garcia, MD
2011     Whitney Chouteau, DO
2010     Sheila Jean McNeill Ingham, MD
2009     Christopher A. Taylor, MD
2008     Nitin Jain, MD, MSPH
2005     Edvin Koshi, MD
2005     XIN Wang, MD
2004     Ju Seok Ryu, MD
2003     Eric Zemper, PhD
2002     Rana Hinma
2001     Wannapha Petchkrua, MD