'Academy' Awards 2023 Nominations Due March 1 » Register for the Celebration Dinner »
Each year, MAFP honors outstanding individuals in the Michigan family medicine community who exemplify the mission, vision, and values of the Academy.
This year's wards will be presented at a special Michigan Family Medicine Celebration held on Saturday evening, July 9, during the 2022 Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
Congratulations to the 2022 award winners!
The 'Archie' Award of Excellence honors Michiganders who, similar to the late Archie Bedell, MD, PhdD, differentiate themselves by their service to the Academy, the specialty of family medicine, and the community-at-large. Dr. Bedell was a pioneer in family medicine education, a champion of underrepresented constituents, and a past president of MAFP.
Michigan Family Physician of the Year | Theodore L. Tangalos, MD
Honors physicians who exemplify the tradition and contributions of the family physician to the continuing health of Michigan residents. Recipients are selected annually from nominations submitted by MAFP members and the public.
Michigan Family Medicine Educator of the Year | Julie Blaszczak, MD, MEHP
Recognizes educators who have made outstanding contributions to family medicine undergraduate, graduate, and/or continuing education in Michigan.
Michigan Family Medicine Resident of the Year | Meredith Baumgartner, MD, MPH
Presented to residents who exhibit exemplary patient care, demonstrate leadership, display a commitment to the community, contribute to scholarly activity and are dedicated to the specialty of family medicine.
Outstanding Medical Student in Michigan Award | Christine Maisano
Recognizes outstanding medical students for academic excellence, leadership, service, and dedication to pursuing a career as a family physician.