Archie W. Bedell, MD, PhD Award of Excellence
(The 'Archie')

The "Archie" Award of Excellence honors Michiganders who differentiate themselves by their actions on behalf of MAFP and the healthcare community, similar to Archie W. Bedell, MD, PhD.

The late Dr. Bedell of Ottawa Lake was a past president of MAFP who distinguished himself in service to the Academy, the specialty of family medicine, and the community-at-large throughout his career. He was a pioneer in family medicine education and a champion of the underrepresented and underserved. This award was established by the MAFP Board of Directors in 2001.

The 2021 "Archie" Award of Excellence was presented to Keerthy Krishnamani, MD, MBA, during MAFP's Virtual Awards Celebration on Saturday, July 24.


  • Nominees must have demonstrated distinguished service to MAFP, the specialty of family medicine, and/or the community-at-large, including at the local, state, national and/or international levels.
  • Nominees may be physicians, non-physicians, or corporate entities.
  • MAFP members or representatives of medical organizations may submit nominations.

To Submit a Nomination

  • Complete the nomination form by March 1.
  • Submit* to MAFP by March 1 the following:
    • Letter(s) of recommendation from a non-family member of the nominee who also supports the nomination
    • CV
    • Additional supporting materials that will help in the decision-making process

*Email [email protected]; fax to 517.347.1289; or mail to: MAFP, Attn: Academy Awards, 2164 Commons Parkway, Okemos, MI 48864.

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Past Award Winners

Kenneth Bollin, MD (Saginaw) and Robert Toteff, MD, FAAFP
Loretta Leja, MD
Fred VanAlstine, MD, FAAFP
George Mogill, MD, FAAFP*
(Bloomfield Hills)
James F. Peggs, MD
Karen B. Mitchell, MD, FAAFP
Susan Schooley, MD
George Dean, MD, FAAFP
(Bloomfield Hills)
Timothy J. Tobolic, MD
(Byron Center)
Nell A. Rhoades*
Douglas Jackson, MD*
William P. Gifford, MD
John Zimmerman, MD
(Grand Rapids)
Janice Klos, CAE
(formerly Grand Ledge)
Duane Possanza, MD
Kim K. Yu, MD, FAAFP