Awards and Recognition

Presidential Citation

2005: Colin Cave, MD and Monica Wehby, MD

2006: James S. Hicks, MD

2007: Jonathan Ater, LLB, for extraordinary efforts, personal commitment and tireless energy to promote the best environment in which to care for patients.

2008: Patricia Robertson, for extraordinary efforts, personal commitment and tireless energy to promote the best environment in which to care for patients.

2009: Gary Oxman, MD, MPH, for extraordinary efforts, personal commitment and tireless energy to promote the best environment in which to care for patients.

2010: Robert Delf, Jr., for extraordinary efforts, personal commitment and tireless energy to promote the best environment in which to care for patients.

2011: John Evans, III, MD, for extraordinary efforts, personal commitment and tireless energy to promote the best environment in which to care for patients.

2012: Cliff Collins, for extraordinary efforts, personal commitment and tireless energy to promote the best environment in which to care for patients.

2013: Amanda Borges, in recognition of service to MSMP far exceeding the ordinary, and with special appreciation for your courage, creativity, boundless energy and your commitment to the society.

2013
Deena Stradley

2013: 
Paula Purdy

2015: Barry and Melody Finnemore, for exemplary performance and creative vision to the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland and The Scribe.

2016: Candice Barr, for her contributions to the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland and her dedication to improving physician well-being.

2017: Dick Clark, for his continued support of MSMP’s Physician Wellness Program, and for exhibiting exemplary leadership skills and a willingness to serve the medical community.

2018: Don Girard, MDfor his continued support of MSMP’s Physician Wellness Program and his compassion toward improving the lives of practitioners.

2019: Lewis Low, MD, for his continued support of the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland’s Physician Wellness Program and your compassion toward improving the lives of practitioners.

Annual Student Award

2016: Kelsey Priest, OHSU Medical Student, in recognition of her professional knowledge, judgement, mentorship, and contributions to the medical community.

2017: Justin Lee, OHSU Medical Student, in grateful appreciation for his professional knowledge, community involvement, and outstanding contributions to the medical community.

2018: Nishad Sathe, OHSU Medical Student, in grateful appreciation for being a dedicated mentor, an effective leader and for supporting his fellow students to achieve academic success.

2019: Elizabeth Swanson, OHSU Medical Student, in grateful appreciation for being a dedicated mentor, an effective leader and for supporting her fellow students to achieve academic success.

Rob Delf Award

2013: James Lindquist, Associate Director of Development of Our House. Awarded $1,000 in recognition for exemplifying the ideals of MSMP by improving health education within the community.

2014: Stephen Marc Beaudoin, Executive Director of PHAME.  Awarded $1,000 in recognition for education of the public about health and advocacy in health public policy.

2015: Jim Reuler, MD, Founder of Wallace Medical Concern.  Awarded $1,000 in recognition of outstanding efforts in community activities relating to healthcare.  Dr. Reuler graciously donated his award to the Black United Fund of Oregon, an organization whose mission is to "assist in the social and economic development of Oregon's low-income communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups".

2016: Robert Wells, MD.  Awarded $1,000 in recognition of improving the health of the community and practice of medicine.  Dr. Wells graciously donated his award to the Kizimani, an organization whose mission is "To work alongside indigenous groups to build strong communities through education, creating economic opportunities and community development."

2017: Nargess Shadbeh, JD, Director of the Farmworker Program at the Oregon Law Center.  Awarded $1,000 in recognition for her exemplary contributions to improve the health of the community and the practice of medicine.

2018: Edward Grossenbacher, MD, founder of the nonprofit Hippocrates Oath Oregon Foundation and owner of the Scholar's House. Awarded $1,000 in recognition his humanitarian spirit and for investing in the success and livelihood of future medical professionals. Dr. Grossenbacher helps aspiring providers at Oregon Health & Science University reduce their debt by allowing them to live rent free in a house he owns on Portland’s Marquam Hill.

2019:  Zoe Teton, OHSU Medical Student, founding chair of Bridges Collaborative Care Clinic, a student-run free health clinic for the underserved population in Portland. Awarded $1,000 in recognition for her humanitarian spirit and for investing in the health and well-being of the underserved. The goal of Bridges is to be the first step into the health care system, to address participants needs early and help them establish a more permanent medical home in the community.

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