Distinguished Career Award
The Distinguished Career Award is presented annually by ASPHO to a senior physician or other professional who during his or her career has had a major impact on the subspecialty through some combination of research, education, patient care, and advocacy.
"The outpouring of support I received from my colleagues for the Distinguished Career Award was the most humbling and important honor in my 40 years as a hematologist-oncologist." - Elliott Vichinsky, MD, 2019 Distinguished Career Award Recipient
The Distinguished Career Award is presented annually by the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology to a senior physician who during his or her career has had a major impact on the subspecialty, through some combination of research, education, patient care and advocacy. Although award recipients do not necessarily need to be pediatric hematology/oncology specialists, the individual should be willing to personally accept the award during a ceremony at the ASPHO Conference.
Nomination and Selection Process:
ASPHO members are encouraged to nominate candidates. Nominations must include a letter of nomination summarizing the candidate’s qualifications and accomplishments, as well as a current CV. Nominations are compiled and submitted to the Awards Committee, which provides recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
Recognition of the Distinguished Career Award Recipient and Reimbursement:
The awardee receives complimentary registration, travel and hotel, including for a spouse, and incidental expenses are reimbursed. An award plaque is provided and a reception hosted by ASPHO takes place following the award’s presentation. The awardee will be allowed up to 10 minutes to acknowledge the award and make reflective remarks.
Nominations closed Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 3:00pm CST.
2019 Elliott Vichinsky, MD, Oakland, CA
2018 Michael Link, MD, Palo Alto, CA
2017 Holcombe E. Grier, MD, Boston, MA
2016 David Poplack, MD, Houston, TX
2015 Winfred C. Wang, MD, Memphis, TN
2014 Beverly Jane Lange, MD, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Gregory H. Reaman, MD, Washington, DC
2012 Victor Blanchette, MB Bchir (Cantab) FRCP (C) FRCP, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011 William G. Woods, MD Atlanta, GA
2010 Sam Lux IV, MD, Boston, MA
2009 Sharon Murphy, MD, Washington, DC
2008 Laurence Boxer, MD, Ann Arbor, MI
2007 George R. Buchanan, MD, Dallas, TX
2006 W. Archie Bleyer, MD, Bend, OR
2005 J. Bruce Beckwith, MD, Missoula, MT
2004 Anna Meadows, MD, Philadelphia, PA
2003 William Krivit, MD PhD, Minneapolis, MN
2002 Jeanne M. Lusher, MD, Detroit, MI
2001 Beatrice Lampkin, MD, Cincinnati, OH
2000 Elias Schwartz, MD, Wilmington, DE
1999 Alfred G. Knudson, Jr., MD PhD, Philadelphia, PA
1998 William (Bill) Hathaway, MD, Denver, CO
1997 Mark E. Nesbit Jr., MD, Madison, WI
1996 Howard A. Pearson, MD, New Haven, CT
1995 Audrey E. Evans, MD, Philadelphia, PA
1994 Teresa J. Vietti, MD, St. Louis, MO
1993 Frank A. Oski, MD, Baltimore, MD
1992 G. Denman Hammond, MD, Arcadia, CA
1991 David G. Nathan, MD, Boston, MA
1990 Mila Pierce Rhoads, MD
1989 Louis K. Diamond MD
1988 Giullo D'Anglo, MD