The Founders' Award is the highest honor that AMSSM presents each year. It honors exemplary contributions to AMSSM and to the discipline of sports medicine. The Founders' Award may be given annually to the individual, group or organization that exemplifies the best we can be or do in sports medicine. A $500 award and plaque are presented to the recipient during the AMSSM Annual Meeting.
  • Nomination must be submitted by January 6, 2020. LockedCLICK HERE to submit your nominee.
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The AMSSM President's Award honors exemplary contributions to AMSSM and to the discipline of sports medicine by a deserving individual who is not eligible for AMSSM membership. The award may be given annually (but not required). The Award is given at the discretion of the AMSSM President, with approval required by the AMSSM Board of Directors. The Award shall be presented at the AMSSM Annual Meeting.

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Presented for the top overall podium Research Abstract presentation during the AMSSM Annual Meeting. Recipient receives a $500 award and plaque.

View Past Recipients of the Best Overall Research Abstract Award

Presented for the research abstract presentation at the AMSSM Annual Meeting that best addresses the health and safety issues of college athletes. The award is supported by the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports. Recipient receives a $500 award and plaque.

View Past Recipients of the NCAA Research Award

Harry GalantyThe Harry L. Galanty, MD Young Investigator's Award is presented at the AMSSM Annual Meeting for the most outstanding research presentation by a member who is a sports medicine fellow or who has recently completed fellowship training.

The award was established in 2003 to honor Harry Galanty, MD, a charter member of the AMSSM, who passed away in 1999 at the age 36. Harry's contributions to sports medicine combined clinical service, and a commitment to teaching and research. He had established himself as a leader in each of his post-fellowship positions, and he accomplished this within just a few years of completing his training. Beyond these achievements, Harry was a respected colleague and friend to many in the sports medicine community. The AMSSM is proud to be able to offer this award in his memory.

Recipient receives a $500 award and plaque.

View Past Recipients of the Galanty Award

The David O. Hough Memorial Lecture is presented each year at the AMSSM Annual Meeting by a distinguished physician of sports medicine. While the subject may vary, this lecture is meant to highlight an important philosophical topic at the core of sports medicine. Its purpose is to challenge and create discussion among society members. Dr. Hough was a Founder and major contributor to the efforts of founding AMSSM. As Director of Sports Medicine at Michigan State University, he helped establish one of this country's first fellowship programs and bring it to national prominence. Modeling good comprehensive athletic care and committing to full coverage of events, Dave worked tirelessly to promote a system of quality care for all athletes. His premature death cut short a career that spanned two decades of work at the local, state and national level. He was considered a fine teacher, role model and leader within the field of sports medicine.

"The role of the healer must not be lost in the complexity of medicine." — AMSSM Founder David O. Hough, MD (1946-1996)

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A Keynote Lecture at the AMSSM Annual Meeting designated by the incoming AMSSM President.

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Two awards given for top Case Abstract podium presentations during the AMSSM Annual Meeting. Recipients receive $500 award and plaque.

View Past Recipients of the Best Case Presentation Awards

Six awards are presented annually to help support Residents attending the AMSSM Annual Meeting. The awards are presented to the Resident members who best demonstrate a commitment to a career in sports medicine. Recipients receive complimentary registration for the AMSSM Annual Meeting, a $500 award that can be used for travel and an award plaque that will be presented at the Annual Meeting.

View Past Recipients of the Resident Scholarship Awards

One award is presented annually to help support a Medical Student attending the AMSSM Annual Meeting. The award is presented to the Student member who best demonstrates a commitment to a career in sports medicine. Recipient receives complimentary registration for the AMSSM Annual Meeting, a $500 award that can be used for travel and an award plaque that will be presented at the Annual Meeting. This award was made possible through the Galen Medical Society.

View Past Recipients of the Medical Student Scholarship Awards

  • 2019  Chad Carlson, MD
  • 2018  Aurelia Nattiv, MD
  • 2017  Francis O'Connor, MD
  • 2016  Bill Dexter, MD
  • 2015  Bob Kiningham, MD
  • 2014  Margot Putukian, MD
  • 2013  Warren Howe, MD
  • 2012  Craig Young, MD
  • 2011  Chris Madden, MD
  • 2010  Stephen Paul, MD
  • 2008  Connie Lebrun, MD
  • 2007  Jim Moriarity, MD
  • 2006  (1) Randall Dick
  • 2006  (2) Vito Periello Jr., MD
  • 2005  Elizabeth Arendt, MD
  • 2004  John A. Bergfeld, MD
  • 2003  Cindy Chang, MD
  • 2002  James Whiteside, MD
  • 2001  Karl B. Fields, MD
  • 2000  David Hough, MD

  • 2013  Eve Becker-Doyle, CAE (Former Executive Director of NATA)

  • 2019  Jonathan Drezner, MD

  • 2019  Nicola Hyde, MD
    Electrocardiogram Interpretation in NCAA Athletes: Comparison of the 'Seattle' and 'International' Criteria
  • 2018  Jason Zaremski, MD
    An Unaccounted Workload Factor: Pitch Counts in High School Pitchers, An Observational Study
  • 2017  Christina Master, MD
    The Use of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) for Assessing Cognitive Workload after Concussion
  • 2016  John Leddy, MD
    Cardiovascular Autonomic Dysfunction in Recently Concussed College Athletes
  • 2015  Alison Brooks, MD, MPH
    Establishing the Psychometric Properties of the Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (Child SCAT3)
  • 2014  Nathaniel Nye, MD
    Does Abdominal Circumference of Body Mass Index Better Predict Lower Extremity Injury Risk?
  • 2013  Anthony Beutler, MD
    Can a 10-minute injury prevention program decrease injuries in military cadets? A JUMP-ACL study
  • 2012  Bill Meehan, MD
    A Murine Model of Multiple Mild Concussive Brain Injuries and the Effects of Recovery Time on Cognitive Outcome
  • 2011  Alison Brooks, MD, MPH
    The Effect of Lace-Up Ankle Braces on Acute Ankle Injury in High School Bas- ketball Players
  • 2010  Irfan Asif, MD
    Incidence and Etiology of Sudden Death in National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletes
  • 2009  Cynthia LaBella, MD
    Effectiveness of a Neuromuscular Warm-Up in Reducing Injuries Among Racially-Diverse Female Athletes in Urban Public Schools: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial
  • 2008  David Berkoff, MD
  • 2007  James Glazer, MD
  • 2006  Robert Hosey, MD
  • 2005  Kevin Burroughs, MD
  • 2004  Brian Sennett, MD
  • 2003  Elizabeth Joy, MD
  • 2002  Mark Lovell, PhD
  • 2001  Margot Putukian, MD
  • 2000  (1) Thomas Kohl, MD
  • 2000  (2) Alex Lai, MD

  • 2019  Kim Harmon, MD
    Cardiovascular Screening in the Pac-12: Comparing History and Physical with and without ECG
  • 2018  Stephen Carek, MD
  • 2017  Dave Siebert, MD
    The Incidence and Etiology of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Death in Competitive Athletes: A 2-year Prospective Study from Three National Centers
  • 2016  Erin Hammer, MD
    Association Between Female Athlete Triad Cumulative Risk Assessment and In-Season Stress Fracture in Collegiate Cross-Country Athletes
  • 2015  Heather Grothe, MD
    Change in Clearance Status with Implementation of the 2014 Female Athlete Triad Coalition Screening Guidelines in NCAA Athletes
  • 2014  Christopher Hogrefe, MD
    BESS Scores Among NCAA Division 1 Football Athletes
  • 2013  Daniel Herman, MD
  • 2012  Margot Putukian, MD
    Prospective Clinical Assessment (SCAT2), Hybrid Neuropsychological (NP) Testing and Neuroimaging in the Evaluation of Sport Related Concussion (SRC) in College Athletes
  • 2011  Kevin Waninger, MD, MS
    CA-MRSA Does Not Penetrate Wrestling Mats with Applied Force
  • 2010  James Richardson, MD
    Effect of Static Stretching on Injury Prevention in High School Soccer Athletes
  • 2009  Ashwin Rao, MD
    Sudden Cardiac Arrest at Collegiate Athletic Venues
  • 2008  John Touhy, DO
  • 2007  Daniel Hendrickson, MD
  • 2006  C. Ed Clarke,III, MD
  • 2005  Michael Krauss, MD

  • 2019  Lauren Nadkarni, MD
    High School Ice Hockey Concussion Rates Reduced with Implementation of New Checking/Boarding Rules
  • 2018  Andrea Kussman, MD
    The Female Athlete Triad Cumulative Risk Assessment Score Implemented at the Preparticipation Physical Exam Correlates with Risk of Bone Stress Injury in Collegiate Distance Runners: A Four Year Prospective Study
  • 2017  Andrea Pitts, MD
    Epinephrine: Is There a Cheaper but Equally Effective Alternative?
  • 2016  Drew Glover, MD
    A Survey of Alcohol Use and Effects on College Athletes Year 2
  • 2015  Michael Donaworth, MD
    The Use of Vision Training as a Means of Decreasing Concussion Incidence in Football
  • 2014  Drew Watson, MD, MS
    In Non-Obese Children, Fitness and BMI, But Not Body Fat Percentage, Are Independent Predictors of Fasting Insulin
  • 2013  Brett Toresdahl, MD
    Incidence of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in High School Students and Student-Athletes
  • 2012  Jessie Fudge, MD
    Cardiovascular Screening in Young Athletes: A Prospective Study Comparing the PPE Monograph 4th Edition and Electrocardiogram
  • 2011  Irfan Asif, MD
    Accuracy of ECG Interpretation in Competitive Athletes
  • 2010  Alan Zakaria, DO, MS
    The Effects of Static Stretching on Injury Prevention in High School Soccer Athletes
  • 2009  Jessie Fudge, MD
    Warning Symptoms and Family History in Children with Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • 2008  Ashwin Rao, MD
  • 2007  John Su, MD, MPH
  • 2006  Matthew Gammons, MD
  • 2005  David Berkhodd, MD
  • 2004  Jon Drezner, MD
  • 2003  Thomas Kohl, MD

  • 2019  Kim Harmon, MD
  • 2018  Tom Best, MD, PhD
  • 2017  Sean Bryan, MD
  • 2016  Jeff Tanji, MD
  • 2015  Margot Putukian, MD
  • 2014  Peter Brukner, MBBS
  • 2013  Craig Young, MD
  • 2012  Tracy Ray, MD
  • 2011  James Puffer, MD
  • 2010  Stan Herring, MD
  • 2009  Helen Iams, MD
  • 2008  James Garrick, MD
  • 2007  Fran O'Connor, MD
  • 2006  Anne Allen, MD
  • 2005  Steve Simons, MD
  • 2004  Kim Fagan, MD
  • 2003  Greg Landry, MD
  • 2002  Douglas McKeag, MD

  • 2019  (1) Michael A. Berry, MD, MS
  • 2019  (2) Pat LaFontaine
  • 2019  (3) Jordyn Wieber
  • 2018  Francis O'Connor, MD, MPH
  • 2017  LTG(R) Eric Schoomaker, MD, PhD
  • 2016  (1) John Lombardo, MD
  • 2016  (2) Doug McKeag, MD, MS
  • 2016  (3) James Puffer, MD
  • 2016  (4) E. Lee Rice, DO
  • 2015  Jirl Dvorak, MD
  • 2014  David Epstein
  • 2013  Larry Bowers, PhD

  • 2019  Matthew Santa Barbara, MD
    Hip Pain in a Weightlifter
  • 2019  Joseph Andrie, MD
    Horse-ing Around with Hormones
  • 2018  Amy Rabatin, MD, MBA, MSME
    Recurrent Right Ankle Pain in 15 Year-Old Basketball and Football Athlete
  • 2018  Karl Reisig, MD, MS
    Stopping Superman - A Kryptonite Pylon to the Abdomen Shatters a Season
  • 2017  Erin Hammer, MD
    Chest Pain in a High School Athlete
  • 2017  Stessie Dort Zimmerman, MD
    Leg Numbness with an Interesting Timeline
  • 2016  John Wilson, MD
    Why Am I Laughing A Lot Over Nothing?
  • 2016  David McClaskey, MD
    Triple-Deked by a Negative X-Ray: A Hockey Player’s Routine Visit for a Dangerous Injury
  • 2015  Erin Hammer, MD
    Weight Loss in a Collegiate Rower
  • 2015  Michael Rigby, DO
    A Season Ending Mountain Bike “Mudder” – With Career and Life Threatening Implications
  • 2014  Robert Stevens, DO
    Headache After Vigorous Exercise
  • 2014  Stephen Almasi, MD, MS
    Rocky Mountain Cry
  • 2013  Jordan Raugust, MD
    Return-To-Play Considerations in an Adolescent After Spinal Trauma
  • 2013  Kathy Vidlock, MD
    Thigh Weakness in a Collegiate Volleyball Athlete
  • 2012  Jennifer Swartz, MD
    Blunt Force Neck Trauma in a Field Hockey Player
  • 2012  Masaru Furukawa, MD
    First Down in the First Quarter: Spinal Cord Injury in a High School Quarterback
  • 2011  Brian Bales, MD
    A Stinger
  • 2011  Rachel Brewer, MD
    Hit Off Balance
  • 2010  Kari Kindschi, MD
    Persistent Myalgias in a Female Lacrosse Player
  • 2010  Andy Peterson, MD
    An Unusual Cause of Cramping in Athletes
  • 2009  Nathan Holmes, MD
    Sudden Death in a 17 Year-Old Baseball Catcher
  • 2009  Don Williams
    Forearm Pain After Intense Overuse, Oarsman's Syndrome…Or is it?
  • 2008  Daniel Ouyang, MD

  • 2019
    • Alexis Coslick, DO, MS
    • Nicolas Hatamiya, DO
    • Paul Henson, MD
    • Amanda Honsvall Hoefler, MD
    • Nate Milburn, MD, MBA
    • Naima Stennett, MD, MS
  • 2017
    • Erik Latzka, MD
    • Robert Diaz Jr., MD
    • Eric Schub, DO
    • Andrew Gomez, MD
    • Reina Nakamura, DO
    • Terry Smith, MD
  • 2015
    • Nicole Boniquit, MD
    • Samuel Chu, MD
    • Heather Grothe, MD
    • Andrea Kussman, MD
    • Lindsay Ramey, MD
    • Karin VanBaak, MD
  • 2013
    • Cheri Blauwet, MD
    • John Lucas, MD
    • Drew Watson, MD, MS
    • Nate Waibel, MD
  • 2011
    • Adam Abdulally, MD
    • Erik Brand, MD, MSc
    • Daniel Herman, MD, PhD
  • 2009
    • Irfan Asif, MD
    • Lauren Elson, MD
    • Amanjit Sekhon, MD
  • 2007
    • Marci Goolsby, MD
    • Lynn Morski, MD
    • Chad Palmer, MD
    • Jeffrey Smithers, MD
  • 2005
    • Casey Batten, MD
    • Jessica Ellis, MD
    • Joel Kary, MD
  • 2003
    • David Priebe, MD
    • Adam Redlich, MD

  • 2018
    • Jovauna Currey, MD
    • Aloiya Earl, MD
    • Marc Gruner, DO, MBA, RMSK
    • Jordan Knox, MD
    • Amy West, MD, MEd
    • Xiaoning (Jenny) Yuan, MD, PhD
  • 2016
    • Rathna Nuti, MD
    • Luci Olewinski, MD
    • Joshua Rothenberg, DO
    • David Siebert, MD
    • Jillian Sylvester, MD
    • Isaac Syrop, MD
  • 2014
    • Michael Baria, MD, MBA
    • Drew Duerson, MD
    • Brian Kim, MD, MS
    • Caitlyn Mooney, MD
    • Michelle Napoli-Kilburg, MD
    • Joshua Sole, MD
  • 2012
    • Maime Air, MD
    • John Spittler, MD, MS
    • Brett Toresdahl, MD
    • Jeff Westerfield, MD, MBA
  • 2010
    • Jessie Fudge, MD
    • Jennifer Malcolm, DO
    • Richard Sisson, MD, MS
  • 2008
    • John Baldea, MD
    • Damond Blueitt, MD
    • Eric Parks, MD
  • 2006
    • Alison Brooks, MD
    • David Kruse, MD
    • John Wilson, MD
  • 2004
    • Chad Asplund, MD
    • Spencer Richards, MD
    • Carlos Soto, MD

  • 2019  Andrew Kuhn, BA
  • 2018  Emma Cronk, BSc

  • 2019  Meredith Turner, MD

  • 2009  Carlin Senter, MD
  • 2008  David Frankel, MD
  • 2007  John Hedge, DO
  • 2006  Justin Rothmier, MD
  • 2005  Jerrad Zimmerman, MD
  • 2005  Mark Lavallee, MD
  • 2004  Jason Hix. MD
  • 2008  Jason Matuszak, MD
  • 2008  Leslie Yen, MD
  • 2007  Jeff Roberts, MD
  • 2007  Suzanne Hecht, MD
  • 2006  Jolie Holschen, MD
  • 2006  Alison brooks, MD
  • 2005  Jamie Saben, MD
  • 2005  Andrew Nichols, MD
  • 2004  David Priebe, MD
  • 2003  Mark Booher, MD
  • 2010  Greg Canty, MD
  • 2010  Kevin Walter, MD
  • 2009  Aaron Monseau, MD
  • 2009  Cheree Padilla, MD
  • 2008  David Kruse, MD
  • 2008  John Hill, DO
  • 2007  Paul Stricker, MD
  • 2007  Tracy Zaslow, MD

  • 2008  Andrew Pipe, CM, MD

  • 2008  Naama Constantini, MD
  • 2008  Joerg Jerosch, MD, PhD
  • 2008  Brad Monteleone, MD, PhD
  • 2008  David Simon, MD

  • 2008  Jonathan Drezner, MD
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