Past IAFP Awards Honorees

Family Physicians of the Year

1989 – Mark Kanaris, M.D. (now deceased)
1990 – Elizabeth Korte, M.D. - Carthage
1991 – Carla Samson, M.D. - Belleville
1992  -  Michael Fremgen, M.D. - Geneva
1993 – George Mitchell, MD - Marshall
1994 – Jerome J. Epplin, MD - Litchfield
1995 – Maria Brown, DO - Chicago
1996 – Greg Stoner, MD - Peoria
1997 – Paul Bennett, MD - Carbondale
1998 – Edward A. Blumen, MD -- Glenview
1999 – Secundino E. Rubio, MD - Salem (now deceased)
2000 – David L. Reese, MD - Freeport
2001 – Arvind K. Goyal, MD - Rolling Meadows
2002 – John Sage, MD - Arlington Heights
2003 – David A. Harmon, MD –Jerseyville
2004 – Steven A. Armbrust, MD – Wheaton
2005 -  Calvin Fischer, DO – Hoffman Estates
2006 – Dale W. Blaise, MD – Murphysboro
2007 – Jim Valek, MD – Evergreen Park
2008  - William F. Hays, MD – Herrin
2009 – Risha Raven, MD – Polo
** 2009 – Susan Naegele, AAFP Humanitarian of the Year
2010 – Michael Brewer, MD – Springfield
2011 – Larry Jones, MD – Harrisburg
**Christopher Guerrero, MD – AAFP Humanitarian of the Year
2012  Ken Nelson, MD – Westchester
**  Lee Sacks, MD AAFP Philanthropist of the Year
2013 Joseph Welty, MD – Dixon
** Paul S. Luning, MD – Oak Park, AAFP Distinguished Service Award
2014 – Gary Stuck, DO – Advocate Lawn Family Health Care – Oak Lawn
** Carolyn Lopez, MD – AAFP Co-Philanthropist of the Year
2015 Elba M. Villavicencio, MD - NorthShore University Health System, Gurnee
2016 Stephen C. Pilcher, MD, FAAFP - Bloomington Primary Care 

Family Medicine Teacher of the Year Award winners
1990 – Fred Z. White, M.D. Peoria
1991- Jerry Kruse, M.D. – Quincy
1992 – Gerald E. Boyd, M.D – Rockford
1993- William A. Schwer, MD – Chicago
1994 – David Tractenbarg, MD – Peoria
1995- Joshua Freeman, MD – Chicago
1996- John G. Bradley, MD –     SIU Decatur
1997- Janice Benson, MD – Chicago, Cook Co. FMR
1998- Larry Herron, MD – Lawrenceville, SIU School of Medicine
1999- Michael Ahern, MD - Galva
2000 – Amber Barnhardt, MD – SIU Springfield
2001 -  Manthani J. Reddy, MD – Chicago, Cook Co. FMR
2002 – Stuart Goldman, MD – Park Ridge,  Lutheran General FMR          
2003 – Pawan Sethi, MD – Chicago, Resurrection FMR
2004 -  Thomas Golemon, MD – UICOM-Peoria FMR
2005 – Michael Friedman, MD – Chicago, St. Elizabeth’s FMR
2006 – Margaret Kirkegaard, MD – Downers Grove
            Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and Hinsdale FMR
2007 – Full time- Greg Kirschner, MD – Lutheran General FMR
Part time – Adam Bennett, MD – Chicago, Northwestern Univ.
2008 – Full time – Robert Ewart, MD – SIU Springfield
            Part time – Michael Mendoza, MD, MPH – Univ. of Chicago
2009 – Full-time:  Kelvin Wynn, MD – Univ. of Illinois – Peoria FMR
2010 – Full Time Abbas Hyderi, MD - UIC
            Part Time:  Christopher Guererro, MD – Sts. Mary and Elizabeth
2011 – Full time:  Mari Egan, MD – University of Chicago
            Part time:  Greg Milani, MD – Rush-Copley FMR
2012 – Full Time – Evelyn Figueroa, MD - UIC FMR
2013   Full Time- Careyana Brenham, MD – SIU Springfield FMR
2014 – Employed:  Sajjini Thomas, MD – Resurrection Family Medicine Residency – Chicago
            Volunteer:  ***Alisha Thomas, MD – PCC Wellness Austin Family Health Center - Chicago (Also 2015 AAFP Exemplary Teaching Award recipient!)
2015 - Employed:  Richard V.V. Stringham, MD - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine