The 1998 Society, doctors leading by giving, has completed nominations for their 2020 physician awards - The 1998 Society Award, The Pediatric Pioneer Award, The Rising Star Award and the Community Physician Leadership Award. Thanks to those physicians who submitted a nomination to recognize your colleagues who strengthen the future of pediatric medicine each and every day. Award recipients will be honored at The Big Deal - the 1998 Society's physician gala on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at The Ballroom at Carlos Center.
The award categories are as follows:
The 1998 Society Award: a seasoned community or hospital-based physician who is known for their passionate dedication to pediatrics, leadership amongst their peers, philanthropic spirit and ultimate impact on Children’s mission.
2020 Honoree: Robert Pettignano, MD
David Fagin, MD (2019)
Joe K. Williams, MD (2018)
Robert Campbell, MD (2017)
Cedric Miller, MD (2016)
The Pediatric Pioneer Award: a legendary practicing community or hospital-based physician honored for their lifetime of medical leadership, expertise, devotion to pediatric medicine and impact on Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
2020 Honoree: Frank Berkowitz, MD
Lucky Jain, MD, MBA (2019)
Jim Fortenberry, MD (2018)
Joseph Snitzer, MD (2017)
Jules Sherwinter, MD (2016)
The Rising Star Award: an up and coming community or hospital-based physician who is known for their passionate dedication to pediatrics, leadership amongst peers and ultimate impact on Children’s mission.
2020 Honoree: Jon Popler, MD
Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD (2019)
Margaux Charbonnet, MD (2018)
Michael Mallory, MD (2017)
Gary Frank, MD (2016)
The Community Physician Leadership Award: A stand out community-based physician who is passionate in their practice of pediatrics, considered a leader in the field amongst their peers, and has embraced Children's as a partner in the pursuit of quality care for kids.
2020 Honoree: Mark Hutson, MD
Helena Bentley, MD (2019)
Brad Weselman, MD (2018)
NEW in 2020:
Lifetime Achievement Award -The 1998 Society Lifetime Achievement Award honors a distinguished physician for a lifetime of impact in their passionate dedication to pediatrics by demonstrating outstanding clinical expertise, training its future physicians, and supporting the advancement of groundbreaking research in their chosen field. The 1998 Society bestows this award only for a select few who through their leadership have unified physicians around a shared mission to change the face of children’s care.
Bill Woods, MD(new award this year and not presented every year)
Nominee submissions will be accepted for 2021 Awards starting on October 17, 2020 at The Big Deal event.
Please contact Cindy Wesley with any questions.
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