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Annual Awards

GERIATRICIAN & GERONTOLOGIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS 

Each year, the Arizona Geriatrics Society recognizes exemplary and outstanding health care professionals who are passionate about caring for older adults and have made significant contributions in the field of geriatric medicine or gerontology. Nominations can only be submitted by members of the Arizona Geriatrics Society; however, membership is not required for the nominee.
 

  • The Geriatrician of the Year Award is open to all Arizona licensed prescribers including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists.

  • Gerontologist of the Year Award is open to all Arizona health care professionals including nurses, social workers, case managers, therapists, psychologists and any other individual who is a non-prescriber.

2019 Award Winners

 Geriatrician of the Year - Nimit Agarwal, MD                   Gerontologist of the Year - Rita Anand

 

 

 

 

SELECTION CRITERIA


The following criteria are used to evaluate:
 

  • Demonstration of exemplary interprofessional geriatric practice or education

  • Impact in the community and/or place of employment as a result of the nominee’s activities

  • Scope or length of service
     


Past Award Recipients

2018 Geriatrician of the Year - Edward Perrin, MD

2018 Gerontologist of the Year - Paige Hector, LMSW


2017 Geriatrician of the Year - Margaret DeVries, NP, MSN

2017 Gerontologist of the Year - Rev. Dr. Dosia Carlson

2016 Geriatrician of the Year - Rosemary S. Browne, MD, FACP

2016 Gerontologist of the Year - Beverly Heasley, RN, FNGNA

2015 Geriatrician of the Year - Jeannie Kim Lee, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASHP

2015 Gerontologist of the Year - Lisa O'Neil, MPH
 

2014 Geriatrician of the Year - Carol McMullin, MD

2014 Gerontologist of the Year - Sandra Brownstein, PharmD
 

2013 Geriatrician of the Year - Evgenije Savin, MD
2013 Gerontologist of the Year - Jessie Pergrin, RN, PhD

 

2012 Geriatrician of the Year - Pierre Tariot, MD

2012 Gerontologist of the Year - M. Jane Mohler, RN, MPH, PhD


2011 Geriatrician of the Year - Gerrit Terpstra, MD
2011 Gerontologist of the Year - Kathyrne L. Barnoski, MN, FNP, GNP-BC

 

2010 Geriatrician of the Year - Robert Tulley, MD

2010 Gerontologist of the Year - Barbara Dionne, APRN, FNP
 

2009 Geriatrician of the Year - Monica Vandivort, MD

2009 Gerontologist of the Year - Marianne McCarthy, PhD
 

2008 Geriatrician of the Year - Walter J. Nieri, MD

2008 Gerontologist of the Year - Amy Elsbury, RN
 

2007 Geriatrician of the Year - John Lingenfelter, MD

2007 Geriatrician of the Year - Georgia Hall, PhD
 

2006 Geriatrician of the Year - Gary Salzman, MD

2006 Gerontologist of the Year - Carol Long, PhD
 

2005 Gerontologist of the Year - Linda Phillips, PhD, RN
 

2004 Geriatrician of the Year - Ivan Govan, MD
 

2003 Gerontologist of the Year - Jan Dougherty, RN, MS
 

2002 Geriatrician of the Year - John Pifer, MD
 

2000 Geriatrician of the Year - Mindy Fain, MD
 

1999 Geriatrician of the Year - Gillian Hamilton, MD

1999 Gerontologist of the Year - Mary Lynn Kasunic
 

1998 Gerontologist of the Year - Madeleine Lutz, PhD

1988 Geriatrician of the Year - Jerome Kastrul, MD
 

1996 Geriatrician of the Year - Marlene Bluestein, MD
 

1994-95 Geriatrician of the Year - Jack Boyer, MD
 

1993 Geriatrician of the Year - Paul Rousseau, MD (1st award)