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Nominate Your Mentor

Leading by example

AOA seeks nominations for Mentor of the Year

The nominations form is now closed. The recipient will be notified of their selection in July.

The AOA Mentor Recognition Program was developed to honor DOs who help shape the future of the osteopathic profession through their involvement with osteopathic medical students, residents, fellows and new physicians in practice. Students, DOs, AOA affiliates or any other member of the osteopathic professional family are welcome to submit nominations.

Questions? Email Priya Garg, MBA, Chief Engagement and Diversity Officer, at

Past winners

  • 2023 Teresa A. Hubka, DO
  • 2022 Michael B. Clearfield, DO
  • 2021 Joanne Kaiser-Smith, DO
  • 2020 Drew Lewis, DO
  • 2019 Gustav K. Barkett, DO
  • 2018 Dan E. Miulli, DO
  • 2016 Paula M. Crone, DO
  • 2015 Katherine Kropf, DO
  • 2014 Timothy D. Law Sr., DO
  • 2012 Robert Danoff, DO
  • 2011 Sara Sutton, DO
  • 2010 John Bertagnolli, DO
  • 2009 Lynn F. Brumm, DO
  • 2008 James M. Lally, DO
  • 2007 John T. Pham, DO
  • 2006 Ruth E. Purdy, DO
  • 2005 Cheryl B. Doane, DO
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