During the Board of Osteopathic Medicine meeting in Tampa on November 14, 2014, Dr. Joel Rose, Board Chair, presented the Chairman’s Recognition Award. This award is presented to honor those who exemplify the professionalism, moral character, compassion, and intellect essential to leaders of the profession, as well as for outstanding leadership and services in the community.
The award was given to Anthony Ottaviani, DO, MPH, MACOI, FCCP, who currently serves as the Board President of the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF). He has been engaged in medical education and mentoring osteopathic medical students for over 40 years and was chosen to serve on the Osteopathic Principles Committee with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) pursuing a single accreditation system to evaluate the effectiveness of graduate medical education programs. Dr. Rose described him as “the exact person we need in that position […]”.
Dr. Ottaviani exemplifies leadership and moral character that is worthy of recognition, and the board would like to congratulate him on receiving this honor.