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Council Meritorious Service Award


The Council Meritorious Service Award is presented to a member of the College who has served as a councillor for at least three years and who, in that capacity has made consistent contributions to the growth and maturation of the ACEP Council. The ACEP Council is the forum in which chapter and section of membership representatives both elect and provide guidance to the Board of Directors.

2019 Recipient

John H. Proctor, MD, MBA, FACEP


The Council Meritorious Service Award is a walnut plaque featuring the Council logo. The recipient's name is inscribed on a master plaque at ACEP headquarters.


Any member of the College may nominate a past or current councillor for this award. The nominee must be an active, life or honorary member of the College, and must have served as a councillor for at least three years.

The nominee's contributions to the Council should include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: Steering Committee membership; reference committee participation; participation on other Council committees; resolution development and debate; longevity as a councillor; or service as a Council officer.

Past Recipients

1986 Jack Page, MD, FACEP
1987 Ronald Crowell, MD, FACEP
1988 Peter Fahrney, MD, FACEP
1989 Pamela Bensen, MD, MS, FACEP
1990 John Rupke, MD
1991 Tina Blair, MD, FACEP
1992 Stephen Cantrill, MD, FACEP; Edward Draper, MD; Paul Pomeroy, MD, FACEP
1993 Marvin Leibovich, MD, FACEP
1994 Peter Sawchuk, MD
1995 James Antinori, MD, FACEP
1996 Ronald Krome, MD, FACEP
1997 Michael Bresler, MD, FACEP
1998 Dennis Whitehead, MD, FACEP
1999 Brian F. Keaton, MD, FACEP; David Overton, MD, FACEP
2000 Stephen Groth, MD, FACEP; John R. Lumpkin, MD, FACEP
2001 Michael Hill, MD, FACEP; Mark Lindsey, MD, FACEP
2002 Louise B. Andrew, MD, JD, FACEP; Nick Jouriles, MD, FACEP
2003 Marsha D. Ford, MD, FACEP

2004 Arlo Weltge, MD, MPH, FACEP
2005 Peter J. Jacoby, MD, FACEP; Robert C. Solomon, MD, FACEP
2006 Mark L. DeBard, MD, FACEP
2007 Diana Fite, MD, FACEP
2008 Charles Henrichs, MD, FACEP
2009 Robert T. Malinowski, MD, FACEP
2010 David E. Wilcox, MD, FACEP
2011 Marilyn J. Heine, MD, FACEP
2012 James D. Thompson, MD, FACEP
2013 Robert M. Roth, DO, FACEP
2014 Catherine A. Marco, MD, FACEP
2015 Andrew I. Bern, MD, FACEP
2016 Marco Coppola, DO, FACEP 
2017 Kelly Gray-Eurom, MD, MMM, FACEP
2018 James C. Mitchiner, MD, MPH, FACEP
2019 John H. Proctor, MD, MBA, 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.


The Council Award Committee, consisting of current and past councillors appointed by the Speaker, will judge the entries. The decision of the judges is final, and the judges reserve the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit. The award will be presented at the Council luncheon during the annual meeting. The recipient will also be recognized during the President's Awards Banquet.

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