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OMA Awards Program
The OMA awards ceremony, held at the Annual General Meeting in spring, recognizes the achievements of physicians.
OMA Awards Program
The OMA awards ceremony, held at the Annual General Meeting in spring, recognizes the achievements of physicians.

The OMA awards ceremony, held at the Annual General Meeting in spring, recognizes the achievements of physicians. If you require further information about the OMA awards program and/or nominating procedures, we’d be happy to hear from you.

2017 Award Recipients



OMA Life Membership

OMA Life Membership is awarded to those members who have made an outstanding contribution to the works of the Association, the medical profession and medical science, or common good at the provincial level, and have reached the age of 65 as of December 31 in the year preceding the OMA Annual Meeting that the awards are to be presented. Under exceptional circumstances, candidates under 65 years of age may be considered.

  • Dr. Tatyana Barankin – Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Crystal Cannon – Portland, ON
  • Dr. Patrick Ceresia – Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Paul Coolican – Morrisburg, ON
  • Dr. Raymond Dawes – Barrys Bay, ON
  • Dr. Peter Deimling – Severn, ON
  • Dr. Peter Sebastian Englert – Hensall, ON
  • Dr. Sheldon Fine – Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Garry Fisher – Simcoe, ON
  • Dr. Fred Freedman – Toronto, ON
  • Dr. William Hughes – Peterborough, ON
  • Dr. Howard Jacobs – Thornhill, ON
  • Dr. Howard Lamb – Tillsonburg, ON
  • Dr. William J. Long – Elliott Lake, ON
  • Dr. R. Renwick Mann – Peterborough, ON
  • Dr. Joel Rosenberg – Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Kevin Smith – Niagara Falls, ON
  • Dr. Susan M.M. Swiggum – Manotick, ON
  • Dr. Brian Taylor – London, ON
  • Dr. Steven Traplin – Guelph, ON
  • Dr. David C. Williams – Stouffville, ON
  • Dr. Malcolm Wilson – Huntsville, ON
  • Dr. William Wong-Pack – Burlington, ON
  • Dr. Philip Wyatt – Richmond Hill, ON 


OMA Centennial Award

Established to commemorate the OMA centennial in 1980, the Centennial Award is awarded to a non-physician in recognition of outstanding achievements in serving the health and welfare of the people of Ontario through lengthy service and/or distinguished acts.

  • Mr.Rick Firth – Toronto, ON

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is awarded to a member of the Association for exceptional long-standing service to the OMA and patients of Ontario.  

  • Dr. Wayne Tanner – Goderich, ON 

Advocate for Students and Residents Award

The Advocate for Students and Residents Award is awarded to a physician or non-physician in recognition of outstanding contributions that have significantly benefited the medical students or residents of the province of Ontario.

  • Dr. Melissa Andrew – Kingston, ON 


Presidential Award

The Presidential Award recognizes exceptional and long-standing humanitarian service to the greater community (in Ontario or elsewhere) that brings honour to the medical profession. The award recipient, by his or her actions, demonstrates the highest qualities of service by a physician that we all admire.

  • Dr. Reinhard (Hardy) Friesen – Peterborough, ON 


Glenn Sawyer Service Award

The award was established in 1972 in honour of Dr. Glenn Sawyer, the longest-serving General Secretary of the OMA. The Glenn Sawyer Service Award is awarded in recognition of significant service to the OMA, medical profession, or public at the community level.

  • Dr. Vincent DeSa – Thunder Bay, ON
  • Dr. Geordie Fallis – Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Dibyendu S. Goswami – Welland, ON
  • Dr. Joy Marie Hataley – Kingston, ON
  • Dr. Norm Kee – Orillia, ON
  • Dr. Adam Steacie – Kingston, ON
  • Dr. Ved Tandan – Hamilton, ON 

Community Service Award

The Community Service Award is presented annually to non-physicians for significant contribution to the health and welfare of the people of a local community, as defined by involvement in community health and public welfare, including length of involvement, roles fulfilled in local organizations, and personal achievements. 

  • Mr. Rick Horne – Port Colborne, ON
  • Mr. Roy Menagh – Orillia, ON 


Section Service Award

The Section Service Award is awarded in recognition of significant service to the OMA, medical profession, or public within a Section.

  • Dr. Ved R. Tandan – Hamilton, ON
  • Dr. Peter D. Wong – Etobicoke, ON 

Medical Student Achievement Award

The Medical Student Achievement Award is awarded for significant contributions at the political and/or community level that help advance the life and/or education of all medical students. The award may be presented annually to one student from each of the six provincial medical schools.

  • Miss Sarah Silverberg – University of Toronto
  • Miss Emma Herrington – McMaster University
  • Mr. Justin Cottrell – Western University
  • Mr. Warren Stevenson – Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Mr. Rameez Imtiaz – University of Ottawa
  • Mr. Chintan Dave – Queen’s University 


Resident Achievement Award

The Resident Achievement Award is awarded for outstanding contribution to the advancement of postgraduate training. As of 2007, the award may be presented annually to one resident from each of the six provincial medical schools.

  • Dr. Hassan Mir – McMaster University
  • Dr. Eve Purdy – Queen’s University
  • Dr. Stephanie Kenny – University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Rajesh Bhayana – University of Toronto
  • Dr. Timothy Nguyen – Western University 


TC Routley Challenge Shield

Donated in 1947 by Dr. T. Clarence Routley, the first full-time Secretary of the OMA from 1918 to 1938, this award is given to the Branch Society which, through its programs and activities, most adequately fulfills the objectives of service to its members, its community, and the medical profession.

  • Essex County Medical Society

Key Contacts

Judy Marshall
Awards Coordinator, Strategy & Governance
Tel: 1.800.268.7215 Ext #3859
Fax:  416.340.2244
judy.marshall@oma.org

Resources

Award Recipients