Did you know that the MOA Honors Osteopathic Physicians and Osteopathic Champions Each Year with MOA Awards? 

See a list of past recipients here

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(Late submissions still accepted. Awards presented at the ceremony held in conjunction with the MOA 113th Annual Convention June 14-16th at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, ME)

MOA Awards Categories

  • MOA Distinguished Service Award - This is the highest honor that the MOA can bestow upon an individual.  This award is presented to a D.O. who has made an immediate significant contribution to the osteopathic profession through a major endeavor for the good of the profession and society, and has made a major impact on the osteopathic profession and society over the course of his/her career.
  • Louis Hanson, D.O. Physician of the Year - This award is given to a D.O. who has demonstrated a high quality of practice, a compassionate interest in patients and a commitment to his or her community.  Community is defined broadly to include activities at the local, state or national level and involvement in osteopathic institutions (i.e.: college, hospital, MOA, etc.)
  • MOA Young Physician of the Year - This award is given to a D.O. who has been in practice for at least one full year and not more than five years.  The award is given to a physician who has already demonstrated involvement as a practitioner and member of his or her community and who also demonstrated the potential to become a major force in osteopathic medicine in the future.  
  • Roswell P. Bates, D.O., Public Service Award - This award is given for outstanding achievement in public health, political or community service that enhances and demonstrates the Osteopathic Profession’s commitment to service above and beyond that of direct patient care.
  • Sandra Featherman, PhD - Osteopathic Champion Award - This award from the Maine Osteopathic Association Board of Directors is one that honors an osteopathic physician and/or friend of the osteopathic profession who has made a recent outstanding and significant contribution to the osteopathic profession in Maine. 


Read all about our 2023 Awardees