John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award

Purpose

The John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award is presented to a current or past national ACEP leader - member of the Board of Directors or officer of the Council - for outstanding contributions to the College. The award is named after John G. Wiegenstein, MD, a founding member and the first president of ACEP. Dr. Wiegenstein represents the epitome of leadership, both personal and professional. He served for five years as the College's first delegate to the American Medical Association and is a past president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

2017 Recipient
Brian F. Keaton, MD, FACEP
Brian F. Keaton, MD, FACEP
 
Award

The Wiegenstein Award is a plaque featuring an etched portrait of the recipient. The recipient's name is inscribed on a master plaque at ACEP Headquarters. By virtue of receiving this award, the recipient is not required to pay dues or registration fees for the annual meeting.

Criteria

Any member of the College may nominate a past or current member of the Board of Directors or officer of the Council for this award. The nominee must be an active, life or honorary member of the College.

The nominee should have made an outstanding contribution to ACEP by significantly helping to achieve one or more of the College's purposes and objectives. The nominee should serve as a role model for College members, and his/her personal leadership attributes should include, but are not limited to: inspiration, innovation, diplomacy, planning, organization, management and administration, arbitration, consensus building, and decision making. Recipients of this award are ineligible to receive awards in other categories of the Award Program.

Past Recipients

1975 John Wiegenstein, MD
1976 James Mills, Jr., MD (now deceased)
1977 R.R. Hannas, Jr., MD
1978 Harris Graves, MD (now deceased)
1979 Ronald Krome, MD, FACEP
1980 George Podgorny, MD
1981 Karl Mangold, MD
1982 William Haeck, MD (now deceased)
1983 Ben Moore, Jr., MD (now deceased)
          John Rupke, MD
1984 B. Ken Gray, MD, FACEP
1985 Leonard Riggs, Jr., MD
1986 John McDade, MD
1987 H. Arnold Muller, MD, FACEP
1988 Brooks Bock, FACEP
1989 Bruce Janiak, MD, FACEP
1991 Jacek Franaszek, MD, FACEP
1992 Robert Anzinger, MD, FACEP
1994 Michael Bresler, MD, FACEP
1995 Robert Williams, MD, DPH, FACEP

1996 John B. McCabe, MD, FACEP
1998 Gregory L. Henry, MD, FACEP
1999 Larry A. Bedard, MD, FACEP
2000 Dennis C. Whitehead, MD, FACEP
2001 Nancy J. Auer, MD, FACEP
2002 Michael D. Bishop, MD, FACEP
2003 John C. Moorhead, MD, FACEP
2004 Robert W. Schafermeyer, MD, FACEP
2005 Michael T. Rapp, MD, FACEP
2006 Richard L. Stennes, MD, FACEP
2007 Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, FACEP
2008 George W. Molzen, MD, FACEP
2009 Robert E. Suter, DO, MHA, FACEP
2010 E. Jackson Allison, Jr., MD, FACEP
2011 Fredrick C. Blum, MD, FACEP
2012 Michael L. Carius, MD, FACEP
2013 Mark L. DeBard, MD, FACEP
2014 J. Brian Hancock, MD, FACEP
2015 Angela F. Gardner, MD, FACEP
2016 Linda L. Lawrence, MD, FACEP
2017 Brian F. Keaton, MD, FACEP

Entry Procedures

Any member may nominate a member by submitting a completed nomination form. Submit the nomination form, nominee's curriculum vitae, and up to 3 letters of support to Mary Ellen Fletcher, CPC, CEDC, at the ACEP Headquarters. Letters of support are greatly encouraged and are at the discretion of the nominator. Additionally, a nominee should have only one nomination whether from a chapter, entity (such as a committee or section), or individual. All entries must be submitted by the deadline for consideration by the Awards Committee.

Judging

The Awards Committee will judge the entries, with its recommendations subject to review by the ACEP Board of Directors. The decision of the Board is final, and the Board reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit. The award will be presented at the annual President's Awards Banquet.

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