ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award

The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award honors designated institutional officials who have demonstrated excellence in overseeing residency programs at their sponsoring institutions.Designated institutional officials, or DIOs, have authority and responsibility for all graduate medical education programs in a teaching hospital, community hospital or other type of institution that sponsors residency programs. The ACGME congratulates the recipients of the Courage to Lead Award.

open 2013 Award Recipients
Ann M. Dohn, MA
Ann M. Dohn, MA
Designated Institutional Official
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Stanford, CA
Richard Green, Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy
Richard Green, Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy
Designated Institutional Official
Naval Medical Center San Diego
San Diego, CA
Frederick M. Schiavone, MD, FACEP
Frederick M. Schiavone, MD, FACEP
Designated Institutional Official
University Hospital, SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
open 2012 Award Recipients
Robin C. Newton, MD, FACP
Robin C. Newton, MD, FACP
Designated Institutional Official
Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC
Lawrence M. Opas, MD
Lawrence M. Opas, MD
Designated Institutional Official
University of Southern California/
LAC+USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Judy L. Paukert, PhD
Judy L. Paukert, PhD
Designated Institutional Official
Methodist Hospital (Houston)
Houston, TX
open 2011 Award Recipients
John Musich, MD
Designated Institutional Official
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI
Carl Patow, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS
Designated Institutional Official
HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education
Bloomington, MN
James Zaidan, MD, MBA
Designated Institutional Official
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
open 2010 Award Recipients
Arnold Eiser, MD
Vice President, Medical Education
Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Darby, PA
Norman Ferrari, III, MD
Senior Associate Dean, School of Medicine
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Mark Juzych, MD
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI