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Awards & Honors

Each year, AAPM&R takes time to honor pioneering physiatrists, clinicians, researchers, and public servants who have made significant contributions to both the specialty and to people with disabilities. These awards are presented during the AAPM&R Annual Assembly.

Award Descriptions

Past Award Recipients

2018 Award Recipients


Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award

Naomi Lynn Gerber, MD, FAAPMR

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Distinguished Member Award

James T. McDeavitt, MD, FAAPMR

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Distinguished Clinician Award

Howard Liss, MD, FAAPMR


Michael F. Saulino, MD, PhD, FAAPMR


Faye Chiou-Tan, MD, FAAPMR

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Distinguished Public Service Award

Michael T. Andary, MD, MS, FAAPMR


PASSOR Legacy Award and Lectureship

Michael B. Furman, MD, FAAPMR



AAPM&R Outstanding Council Service Awards

Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Council

Steven Kirshblum, MD, FAAPMR


General and Medical Rehabilitation Council

Mark E. Huang, MD, FAAPMR


Musculoskeletal Medicine Council

Joanne Borg-Stein, MD, FAAPMR

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Pediatric Rehabilitation/Developmental Disabilities Council

Scott M. Paul, MD, FAAPMR

Scott Paul

2018 AAPM&R Awards Committee

  • Michelle S. Gittler, MD, FAAPMR, Chair, Awards Committee
  • Kurtis M. Hoppe, MD, FAAPMR
  • Gwendolyn A. Sowa, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
  • Thomas K. Watanabe, MD, FAAPMR

2017 Award Recipients


2016 Awards Recipients

2015 Award Recipients

AAPM&R Congratulates the 2015 Award Recipients


A Word from 2015 AAPM&R Award Winners