Help us recognize physicians for the great work they do! The nomination period for the Distinguished Service, Top Physicians Under 40, and International Voluntary Service awards are now open. Please nominate a deserving physician by Jan. 15, 2022. Everyday Hero Award nominations are accepted throughout the year

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awardsPAMED Everyday Hero Award

 Do you know a Pennsylvania physician who goes above and beyond in helping patients? The Pennsylvania Medical Society encourages nominations for this monthly, member award.

Learn more about previous Everyday Hero Award winners here.

Top Physicians Under 40

Throughout the commonwealth are talented early career physicians, who already are performing at a high level. Pennsylvania's Top Physicians Under 40 recognizes on a yearly basis the best of the best early career physicians. 

The 2022 nomination deadline is Jan. 15, 2022.

Congratulations to our 2021 winners. Learn more about these young up-and-coming leaders here.

awardsDistinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award—given to PAMED members for lifetime achievements in medicine—is PAMED's highest honor. Jonas E. Salk, MD, was named the award's first recipient in 1956, for his role in developing the anti-polio vaccine.

The 2022 nomination deadline is Jan. 15, 2022.

Congratulations to John H. Doherty, Jr., MD, our 2021 Distinguished Service Award winner! Learn more about Dr. Doherty here.

   awardsPhysician Award For International Voluntary Service

Created in 1992, this award recognizes physician members who have donated their time and expertise in community and international settings.

In even-numbered years, it recognizes a member for his or her international volunteerism. In odd-numbered years, the award recognizes a member for his or her volunteerism in their community. 

The 2022 nomination deadline is Jan. 15, 2022.

Congratulations to David I. Silbert, MD, our 2021 Physician Award for Community Voluntary Service winner. Learn more about Dr. Silbert here.