Every year, AOSSM recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to orthopaedic sports medicine and the Society. We congratulate all our member recipients for their hard work and dedication.

Society Awards

AOSSM Hall of Fame
Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors given to a Society member who has contributed significantly to the specialty and set themselves apart.
Christopher D. Harner, MD (2019)
Peter A. Indelicato, MD (2019)

Robert E. Leach, MD Sports Medicine Leadership Award
Awarded to an individual who has provided outstanding service in the orthopaedic community and made numerous contributions to the specialty of sports medicine.
James E. Tibone, MD (2018)

John C. Kennedy, MD Lectureship
This lectureship is recognized in honor of past president, John C. Kennedy, MD, FRCS(C), supported by the Kennedy Family Endowment and the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD (2021)

Thomas Brady Award
This award recognizes the service and dedication of those individuals who have made a mark on their local community. Thomas A. Brady, MD, was the father of sports medicine in central Indianapolis, beginning his work in sports medicine in 1944 as a team physician for the Third Air Force Football Team. In the 1980s, he set up a walk-in clinic in the basement of Methodist Hospital to treat high school athletes and attended football games, traveling around the city to make sure that these athletes had good medical care.
Jesse C. DeLee, MD (2020)

George D. Rovere Award
This award recognizes significant contributions to the educational function of the Society, commemorating George D. Rovere MD. Dr. Rovere had extensive education commitments to the Society and sports medicine team physician to all of Wake Forest University's athletic teams. In addition, he was an orthopaedic consultant to the Carolina Thunderbirds ice hockey team and numerous area high school teams.
Brian D. Busconi, MD (2020)

Herodicus Award  
Given annually by the Herodicus Society to the best resident paper accepted for the AOSSM Annual Meeting.
2020 Predictors of Failure of Non-operative Treatment for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A US based study with 10 year followup, Nicholas C. Duethman, MD; Christopher D. Bernard, BS; Devin Leland, BS; Aaron J. Krych, MD; Diane L. Dahm, MD; Jonathan D. Barlow, MD; Christopher L. Camp, MD

Research Awards

Cabaud Memorial Award
In honor of Henry Edward Cabaud, III, MD, this award recognizes the best full-length manuscript that pertains to hard or soft tissue biology, in-vitro research, laboratory or bench-type research, or in-vivo animal research.
2020 Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis Alters Regional Distribution of Contact Stress in the Lateral Knee Compartment under Simulated Pivoting Loads: An In Vitro Study, Niv Marom, MD; Hervé Ouanezar, MD; Hamidreza Jahandar, MS; Zaid Zayyad, MS; Thomas Fraychineaud, BS; Daniel Hurwit, MD; Carl W. Imhauser, PhD; Thomas L. Wickiewicz, MD; Andrew D. Pearle, MD; Danyal H. Nawabi, MD
The Excellence in Research Award
Recognizing manuscripts of various categories with a primary author 40 and under at the time of the Annual Meeting.
2020 A Hybrid Transtibial Technique Combines the Strengths of AM Portal and Transtibial Approaches: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial, David P. Trofa, MD; Bryan M. Saltzman, MD; Keith T. Corpus, MD; Patrick M. Connor, MD; James E. Fleischli, MD; Dana P. Piasecki, MD

Bart Mann for the Advancement of Sports Medicine Research
In honor of AOSSM's first director of research Bart Mann, this award recognizes members serving as grant application reviewers for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award aims to support service to the profession, enhance professional development, and provide valuable clinical perspective and expertise to NIH study sections.

O'Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award
In honor of Don H. O'Donoghue, MD, this award recognizes clinical-based research or human in-vivo research.
2020 Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair is Non-Inferior to Autograft ACL Reconstruction at 2-Years: Results of a Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial, Martha M Murray, MD; Braden C Fleming, PhD; Gary J Badger, MS; The BEAR Trial Team, Dennis E. Kramer, MD; Lyle J Micheli, MD; Yi-Meng Yen MD, PhD
STOP Sports Injuries Award
Recognizing outstanding research presented at the Annual Meeting related to youth sports injury prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation.
2020, Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Is Associated with Increased Risk of Concussion in High School Athletes, Ellen Shanley, PhD; Adam Lutz, PT; Charles A. Thigpen PhD, ATC, PT; R. Gil Gilliland MBA, ATC; John Thorpe Med, ATC; Michael J Kissenberth, MD  

Publication Awards

AJSM Hughston Award
This award is for the most outstanding paper appearing in the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) in honor of the publication's founder, Jack C. Hughston, MD, one of the pioneers in sports medicine. Dr. Hughston was a dedicated member, serving in many capacities and receiving various awards.
2020, A Prospective Analysis of Patients with Anterior Versus Posterior Shoulder Instability: A Matched Cohort Examination and Surgical Outcome Analysis of 200 Patients, Andrew S. Bernhardson, MD; Colin P. Murphy, BA; Zachary S. Aman, BA; Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD; Matthew T. Provencher, MD, CAPT, MC, USNR

AJSM Systematic Review Award
This award recognizes the best systematic review paper.
2020 Dynamic Stabilization of Syndesmosis Injuries Reduces Complications and Reoperations as Compared with Screw Fixation: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials, Alberto Grassi, MD; Kristian Samuelsson, MD, PhD; Pieter D'Hooghe, MD; Matteo Romagnoli, MD; Massimiliano Mosca, MD; Stefano Zaffagnini, MD, Prof.; Annunziato Amendola, MD

Sports Health T. David Sisk Awards for Research Excellence
This award recognizes the best papers submitted to Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach in clinical, laboratory, and international research. Dr. Sisk was a strong proponent of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, serving as the Chairman of the AOSSM Medical Publishing Board of Trustees when the creation of the new journal was proposed. Dr. Sisk was a former AOSSM President, Hall of Fame inductee and active member in the sports medicine community throughout his esteemed career.

2020 Best Review Paper, Sex-Based Differences in the Incidence of Sports-Related Concussion: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Jennifer Cheng, PhD; Brittany Ammerman, BA; Kristen Santiago, BA; Bridget Jivanelli, MLIS; Emerald Lin, MD; Ellen Casey, MD; Daphne Ling, PhD

2020 Best Original Research Paper, Proximal, Distal, and Contralateral Effects of Blood Flow Restriction Training on the Lower Extremities: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Eric N. Bowman, MD, MPH; Rami Elshaar, MD; Heather Milligan, PT; Gregory Jue, PT; Karen Mohr, PT; Patty Brown, PT; Drew M. Watanabe, BS; Orr Limpisvasti, MD

2020 Best International Paper, Investigation of the Impact of Below-Knee Compression Garments on Markers of Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage and Performance in Endurance Runners: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial, A. Grethe Geldenhuys, MSc, BSc; Jeroen Swart, PhD, MPhil, MBChB; Andrew Bosch, PhD, MSc, BA, BSc

Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine Awards
Douglas W. Brown: Honoring the best clinical paper published in the journal.
2020, How Much Do Psychological Factors Affect Lack of Return to Play After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction? A Systematic Review, Benedict U. Nwachukwu, MD, MBA; Joshua Adjei, MD; Ryan C. Rauck, MD; Jorge Chahla, MD, PhD; Kelechi R. Okoroha, MD; Nikhil N. Verma, MD; Answorth A. Allen, MD; Riley J. Williams III, MD

William A. Grana: Honoring the best original research published in the journal.
2020, Bridge-Enhanced Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair: Two-Year Results of a First-in-Human Study, Martha M. Murray, MD; Leslie A. Kalish, ScD; Braden C. Fleming, PhD; BEAR Trial Team, Benedikt L. Proffen, MD; Kirsten Ecklund, MD; Dennis E. Kramer, MD; Yi-Meng Yen, MD, PhD; Lyle J. Micheli, MD

Fellows Research Awards
The award recognized the best paper in clinical science and basic science, submitted by abstract for the Annual Meeting from a sports medicine fellow.