Alumni & Friends

Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards are presented annually at the OU College of Medicine Alumni Day Dinner held each spring. Awards are presented for Physician of the Year in Private Practice and Physician of the Year in Academic Medicine. Individuals may also honored as a Friend of Medicine.

Information regarding eligibility requirements and the nomination process can be found below. All nominations should be submitted to the College of Medicine Alumni Office no later than September 1. If you have questions regarding the nomination process or have a nomination and need assistance gathering the required information, please contact us at OUCOMalumni@ouhsc.edu or 405-271-2353.


Physician of the Year Awards:

The OU College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes graduates and friends of the College whose careers demonstrate significant accomplishments in academic medicine, medical research or clinical practice, or remarkable service to patients, students and communities. These individuals bring honor to the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine through their admirable character and accomplishments. 

Amicus Medicinae – Friend of Medicine Award:

Presented annually, the Amicus Medicinae award recognizes outstanding individuals, who while not graduates of the College of Medicine, have made significant contributions to the medical profession and/or supported the goals and mission of the College of Medicine or the College of Medicine Alumni Association.


Award Eligibility
:

  • All living MD graduates of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine are eligible.
  • Nominees for the Friend of Medicine Award need not be graduates of the College of Medicine.

 Nomination Process: 

  • Completed Alumni Awards Nomination Form .
  • A letter of nomination stating in detail why you believe the candidate should be considered for an alumni award.
  • Nominees detailed CV/Resume listing accomplishments, background, awards, etc. (Not required for Friend of Medicine nomination)
  • Any other relevant information the committee may find helpful in the selection process.
  • Optional: Additional letters of support (Limit of 3).

Nomination materials should be submitted to the OUCOM Office of Alumni & Development by September 1, 2017. Please mail or email:

OU College of Medicine Alumni Association
Attn: Lindsey Manning, Director of Alumni
1105 N. Stonewall Avenue, Suite 162
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Email: Lindsey-Manning@ouhsc.edu
Phone: (405)271-2353

Award Recipients 1977 to Present

Year

Private Practice

Academic Medicine

Amicus Medicinae

1977

Curtis B. Cunningham

Edward N. Brandt, Jr.

 

1978

Hillard E. Denyer

Harry Wilkins

William Bell

1979

John E. Highland

Roscoe R. Robinson

John LaFortune

1980

William K. Ishmael

Thomas N. Lynn

Lloyd E. Rader

1981

Wendell L. Smith

John G. Neely

Fred Cormack

1982

George Bozalis

James L. Dennis

Bill Banowsky

1983

V. M. Rutherford

R. Timothy Coussons

Jim Jones

1984

Ed L. Calhoon

F. Daniel Duffy

Joe C. Leone

1985

Don F. Rhinehart

Ronald C. Elkins

J. W. McLean

1986

William R. Smith

Edgar W. Young

Jack Spears

1987

Floyd F. Miller

Sylvia S. Bottomley

Harl N. Stokes

1988

Ollie W. Dehart

Mark Allen Everett

George Night

1989

Billy Dale Dotter
Claude Williams

Patrick A. McKee

George F. Short

1990

C. Alton Brown

John P. Naughton

Rodman A. Frates

1991

John A. McIntyre

Thomas E. Acers

David L. Boren

1992

William G. Bernhardt

Richard A. Marshall

William H. Knisely

1993

John R. Bozalis

Thomas L. Whitsett

Don Nickles

1994

John M. Huser, Jr

Fred G. Silva

Stanton L. Young

1995

Kenneth Whittington

DeWayne Andrews

Nancy Payne Ellis

1996

James D. Funnell

Mary Anne McCaffree

Martha Williams

1997

Norman A. Cotner

Gordon H. Deckert

John C. Coburn

1998

James W. Hampton

Warren M. Crosby

Jean Gumerson

1999

John M. Kalbfleisch

Russell G. Postier

Betty Boyd

2000

William L. Hughes

Bob G. Eaton

Sherry Strebel

2001

Jack V. Hough

Donald R. Carter

Patricia Brown

2002

Gary F. Strebel

John H. Holliman

Michael Anderson

2003

R. Nathan Grantham, M.D.

Harriet J. Coussons

Doris Eaton Travis

2004

Jack J. Beller, M.D.

D. Robert McCaffree

Jane B. Harlow

2005

Norman K. Imes, M.D.

Lynn H. Harrison, Jr., M.D.

Judith Harris Garrett

2006

David M. Selby

Jerry B. Vannatta

Jari Askins

2007

Ted Clemens Jr.

Peggy W. Wisdom

Susan Paddack

2008

Carl Hook

Robert G. Johnson

H.E. “Gene” Rainbolt

2009

Gerald McCullough

Everett Rhoades

Douglas Cox, M.D.

2010

Robert J. Weedn

George Selby

Wilton W. Webster Jr.

2011

Raymond O Smith

Marvin D. Peyton

Harold Hamm

2012

William Hawley

John M. Flack

Senator Tom Coburn

2013

Edward A. Legako

Beverly M. K. Biller

Christy & Jim Everest

2014

Richard J. Allgood

Douglas Folger

Governor Mary Fallin

2015

Lee Schoeffler

Mary Zoe Baker

Carol Modisette

2016

Charles Gelnar

M. Bruce Shields

Jana Timberlake

2017 

 John Bell '87   John Potts '77