On Friday night, the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) will celebrate excellence in the osteopathic profession during its AOF Honors Gala at the Marriott.
Each year, the AOF celebrates excellence in the profession through its Honors program. The evening’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, will be awarded to Ray E. Stowers, DO, FACOFP, dist., Afton, OK.
AOF’s Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to an individual who has made significant fundamental contributions to the osteopathic profession and has demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to osteopathic medicine, its principals and practice. Dr. Stowers has truly achieved greatness through his integrity, commitment to service and community involvement.
This award is being given in recognition of his combined body of exemplary work, demonstrated leadership, and his passion for, and unwavering commitment to, the osteopathic profession. His nominator was Dr. Tooke-Rawlins, AOF Board President.
Ryan Mathew Smith, DO, MS, FAPA, FNAOME, from Portland, ME, will be presented with the 2018 AOF’s James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award. The AOF’s Emerging Leader Award was named after James M. Lally, DO, MMM, for his exemplary leadership. This award, given in his name, honors and recognizes an osteopathic leader whose accomplishments and actions have been instrumental in motivating and inspiring others for the betterment of the osteopathic profession and public health.
Dr. Smith is receiving this award in recognition of his exemplary work, demonstrated leadership, and significant impact he has on those he serves. His nominator was John V. Chang, DO, MSc, FACEP, FAAUCM, Emergency Room Physician and Board of Trustees, University of New England.