Appreciative Award

Since 1955 an Appreciative Award has been selected by the President and presented annually to a member of the profession who has made an outstanding contribution preferably related to Orthopedics.

Appreciative Award Winners
  Recipient Year
  Barbara Sharp 2016
  Richard F. Howard, DO, FAOAO 2015
  Gary S. Ulrich, DO, FAOAO, FACOS 2014
  Steven D. Morton, DO, FAOAO 2013
  Ronald Rook, Sr. DO 2012
  Lee Vander Lugt DO, FAOAO 2011
  John Sefter DO, FAOAO 2009
  Lee Vander Lugt DO, FAOAO 2008
  Carl Mogil DO, FAOAO 2007
  Diane Versaggi 2006
  Lee Vander Lugt DO, FAOAO 2005
* Boyd Bowden II, DO, FAOAO 2004
  Marie Morris 2003
  Steven Heithoff DO, FAOAO 2002
  Terry Weis DO, FAOAO 2001
* Boyd Bowden II, DO, FAOAO 2000
  Marie Morris 1999
* Morton Morris DO, JD, FAOAO 1998
* Morton Morris DO, JD, FAOAO 1997
  Thomas McCarthy DO, FAOAO 1995
  Harold Battenfield DO, FAOAO 1994
* Edward Felmlee DO, FAOAO 1994
  Edward Loniewski DO, FAOAO 1993
  Roger Grimes DO, FAOAO 1992
* Donald Siehl DO, FAOAO 1989
* Boyd Bowden II, DO, FAOAO 1986
* Donald Siehl DO, FAOAO 1986
  William Smith DO, FAOAO 1986
* Edward Felmlee DO, FAOAO 1985
  Robert Kaneda DO, FAOAO 1984
* Donald Siehl DO, FAOAO 1983
  Peter Johnston DO, FAOAO 1982
  David Smith DO, FAOAO 1981
* Arnold Gerber DO, FAOAO 1980
* William Luebbert DO, FAOAO 1979
* J. Leonard DO, FAOAO 1978
* Donald Siehl DO, FAOAO 1977
* William Monaghan DO, FAOAO 1976
  Philip Lewis DO, FAOAO 1975
* Arnold Gerber DO, FAOAO 1974
* C. Robert Starks DO 1973
* J. Leonard DO, FAOAO 1972
* Donald Siehl DO, FAOAO 1971
* J. Leonard DO, FAOAO 1969
* John Wood DO, FAOAO 1968
* Charles Hawes DO, FAOAO 1966
* Donald Siehl DO, FAOAO 1964
* Arnold Gerber DO, FAOAO 1963
* Thomas McGrath DO, FAOAO 1962
* James Eaton DO 1961
* J. Leonard DO, FAOAO 1960
* Walter Garard DO, FAOAO 1959
Bob Green Memorial Award

In 2002 the Bob Green Award was established by the Board of Directors, in memory of Dr. Robert L. Green who served for years as a member and then chairman of the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. This award is given annually to a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics who achieved the highest combined score in the written and oral certification examinations for the prior year.

Bob Green Memorial Award Winners
  Recipient Year
  Mark Allen, DO 2015
  Ryan M. Kenny, DO 2014
  Matthew W. Bullock, DO 2014
  James M. Perry, DO 2013
  Steven R. Anthony, DO 2013
  Karston Carr, DO 2012
  Jason Sparks DO 2011
  Timothy Hiesterman DO 2010
  Douglas Keele DO. 2010
  Daniel Cuttica DO 2009
  Joseph Lowry DO 2008
  Steven DeLuca DO 2007
  Robert Follweiler DO 2006
  Demian Yakel DO 2005
  Michael Didinsky DO 2004
  Victor Palomino D.O. 2003
  Arash Araghi DO 2001
Donald Siehl Appreciative Award

In 1991 a Donald Siehl Appreciative Award was established with Dr. Siehl being the first recipient. This award is presented to a member who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, has made a major contribution and commitment to the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics during his/her professional career. The Donald Siehl appreciative award is the highest award granted by the Academy and is given only upon meeting the above criteria.

Donald Siehl Appreciative Award Winners
  Recipient Year
  Dwight A. Jacobus, DO, FAOAO 2016
  John J. McPhilemy, DO, FAOAO 2015
  Charles D. Kerr, DO, FAOAO 2014
  Herbert E. Ross, DO, FAOAO 2014
  Lee Vander Lugt, DO, FAOAO 2013
  Terry Weis DO, FAOAO 2012
  Carl Mogil DO, FAOAO 2005
  Marie Morris 2001
* Morton Morris DO, JD, FAOAO 2001
* Boyd Bowden II, DO, FAOAO 1999
* Donald Siehl DO, FAOAO 1991
Knotty Cane Award

Since 1955 a Knotty Cane Award has been presented annually to the individual who the President felt helped him most through his administration. The recipient of the Knotty Cane Award proudly displays it at all times during the Annual Meeting during which it was given.

Knotty Cane Award Winners
  Recipient Year
  Ruggles Service Corporation 2016
  Joye Stewart 2015
  James J. Pollifrone, DO, FAOAO 2014
  Carl Mogil, DO, FAOAO 2013
  Richard Scott DO, FAOAO 2012
  Steven Heithoff DO, FAOAO 2011
  Lee Vander Lugt DO, FAOAO 2010
  Paul Suhey DO 2009
  H. Bamberger DO, FAOAO 2008
  Marie Morris 2007
* Morton Morris DO, JD, FAOAO 2007
  Frederick Balduini MD 2006
* Morton Morris DO, JD, FAOAO 2005
  Marie Morris 2004
* Morton Morris DO, JD, FAOAO 2004
  Peter Ajluni DO, FAOAO 2002
  Thomas Baker DO 2001
  Marie Morris 2000
* Morton Morris DO, JD, FAOAO 2000
  I. Weisband DO, FAOAO 1999
  John Drabing DO, FAOAO 1998
  Robert Kramer DO, FAOAO 1997
  Carl Mogil DO, FAOAO 1996
  Robert Kaneda DO, FAOAO 1995
* Boyd Bowden II, DO, FAOAO 1994
  John Swienckowski DO, FAOAO 1993
  John Drabing, DO, FAOAO 1991
* Morton Morris DO, JD, FAOAO 1989
  Bernard Zeliger DO, FAOAO 1986
* William Monaghan DO, FAOAO 1985
* Charles Brimfield DO, FAOAO 1984
* Frederick Auwers DO 1983
  Raymond Schlueter DO, FAOAO 1982
* Frederick Auwers DO 1981
* William Monaghan DO, FAOAO 1980
  Edward Loniewski DO, FAOAO 1979
  Lloyd Mrstik DO, FAOAO 1978
* John Wood DO, FAOAO 1977
* Edward Felmlee DO, FAOAO 1976
* William Monaghan DO, FAOAO 1975
* Arnold Gerber DO, FAOAO 1974
* William Luebbert DO, FAOAO 1973
* Dominic Salerno DO, FAOAO 1972
* John Wright DO, FAOAO 1971
* Arnold Gerber DO, FAOAO 1970
* Thomas McGrath DO, FAOAO 1969
* Charles Hawes DO, FAOAO 1968
* Constantine Heleotis DO, FAOAO 1967
* James Bolin DO, FAOAO 1966
* Donald Siehl DO, FAOAO 1965
* Charles Brimfield DO, FAOAO 1964
* J. Leonard DO, FAOAO 1963
* John Wood DO, FAOAO 1962
* Leonard Nagle DO 1961
* Harold Clybourne DO 1959
* Warren Bradford DO 1958
* Walter Garard DO, FAOAO 1957
* James Eaton DO 1956
* C. Robert Starks DO 1955
The Morton J. Morris DO, JD Award for Osteopathic Orthopedic Education

Since 2010 an Award has been presented annually to a member of the profession who has made an outstanding contribution preferably related to Osteopathic Orthopedic Education. The Morton J. Morris, D.O., J.D. Award for Osteopathic Orthopedic Education will be presented to that individual who, as an active or honorary member of the AOAO exemplifies Dr. Morris’s love for our Academy and furthering the education of its members. The Award may not be presented annually if no worthy candidate can be chosen.

The Morton J. Morris DO, JD Award for Osteopathic Orthopedic Education Winners
  Recipient Year
  Richard F. Howard, DO, FAOAO 2016
  Marc A. Trzeciak, DO, FAOAO 2016
 * Michael J. Fugle, DO, FAOAO 2015
  Charles T. Mehlman, DO, MPH, FAOAO 2014
  H. Brent Bamberger, DO, FAOAO 2013
* Boyd Bowden II, DO, FAOAO 2012
  Carl Mogil DO, FAOAO 2010