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AMA Foundation Honors Outstanding Leaders in Medicine

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation announced the 30 recipients of the 2009 AMA Foundation Leadership Awards. Presented in association with Pfizer Inc, this award recognizes medical students, residents and fellows and early career physicians for their nonclinical leadership skills in organized medicine, education, public health or community service. The Leadership Awards are part of the AMA Foundation's Excellence in Medicine Awards program, which will be presented at a dinner on March 9, 2009 in Washington D.C., prior to the AMA National Advocacy Conference.

"Through actions such as leading a free clinic, changing health policy, conducting cutting-edge research or volunteering on a global level, these men and women have shown tremendous potential for joining the next generation of medical leaders," said Jean Howard, president of the AMA Foundation. "I am confident that these outstanding individuals will provide the necessary leadership to improve health care delivery in our country."

The 2009 AMA Foundation Leadership Award recipients are:

Medical Students

Robert Evan Accordino, MSc, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Stephanie Lyn Andrus, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Manisha Bahl, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health

Richard A. Brucker, Tulane University School of Medicine

Enrico Castillo, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Erica Dommasch, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Jamie S. Eng, Chicago Medical School

Hayley M. Fischer, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

Jason Franasiak, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Felicity L. Kelly, University of Texas at Houston Medical School

Nicholas Ovanda Meo, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Abimbola Adebisi Obafemi, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey -New Jersey Medical School

Gina M. Porter, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

George Salloum, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Loren Riskin, Duke University School of Medicine

Residents and Fellows

Jaspal Singh Ahluwalia, M.D., M.P.H., The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Preventive Medicine Residency

Alexander Ding, M.D., M.S., Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Department of Radiology

Sabesan Karuppiah, M.D., D.F.M., Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Family Medicine Residency

Christoph I. Lee, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Beth Lawson Loney, M.D., Wesley Medical Center Family Medicine Residency

Andrew Carl Miller, M.D., State University of New York Downstate Medical Center & Kings County Hospital Center, Emergency Medicine / Internal Medicine Residency

Rosalyn T. Nguyen, M.D., Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

Anathea C. Powell, M.D., New York University School of Medicine, General Surgery Residency and National Cancer Institute, Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship

Christian Charles Shults, M.D., Washington Hospital Center, General Surgery Residency

Karen Marie Winkfield, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program

Early Career Physicians

Noel N. Deep, M.D., F.A.C.P., General internist, Antigo, Wis.

Apurv Gupta, M.D., M.P.H., Caritas Norwood Hospital, Norwood, Mass.

Ryan Jense, M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Wash.

Peter Byung-Hoon Kang, M.D., F.A.A.P., Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School

Shilpen Patel, M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Wash.

As the philanthropic arm of the American Medical Association, the AMA Foundation is committed to supporting programs in medical education and public health. Please visit or call (312)464-4200 for more information.

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