George Mogill, MD, FAAFP (Bloomfield Hills) was recognized with the 2016 Archie Award of Excellence on July 12 during the Michigan Family Medicine Annual Conference & Expo in Bay City. He is pictured at the left with MAFP Chair Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP.
The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP)—the largest medical specialty organization in the state—periodically presents this award in honor of the late Archie W. Bedell, MD, PhD. Dr. Bedell, a long-time member and a past president of MAFP, was a pioneer in Family Medicine education and a champion of the underserved and underrepresented.
Dr. Mogill is most deserving of this coveted MAFP award, having distinguished himself on behalf of the Academy and in the healthcare community as an exemplary Family Physician, and as a tremendous teacher and mentor to hundreds of Family Medicine residents and medical students throughout his long and distinguished career. He joined the Academy in 1949 after returning from World War II, and today holds the longest membership in MAFP and the sixth oldest enrollment date of current members in the American Academy of Family Physicians.
“Becoming a family doctor turned out to be a terrific fit and was where I belonged,” Dr. Mogill said of the specialty that was and continues to be the center of his life, along with his family. “I am a people doctor, and I found taking care of the whole patient tremendously rewarding.”
Dr. Mogill graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1942.
Anyone can learn the science of medicine, said Kamran Sheikh, MD, FAAFP (Farmington), who Dr. Mogill trained as a resident and then practiced with from 2003 until he finally retired in 2014. “What makes him so special is his art of medicine. You can’t teach that.”
During the MAFP President's Gala, Dr. Mogill was also presented with a birthday cake and serenaded in celebration of his 99th birthday that is coming up on July 28.
To learn more about the career of Dr. Mogill, read "For the Love of Family Medicine," as published in the summer 2016 issue of MAFP's magazine, Michigan Family Physician.