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Awards & Recognitions

Recognizing Contributions to the Sports Medicine Profession

Society Awards

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.

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Research Awards

AOSSM also hands out research awards to outstanding members who have made significant contributions to the sports medicine profession.

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Publication Awards

The Medical Publishing Group recognizes high-quality papers and content appearing in AOSSM's journal publications.

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Grant Awards

AOSSM offers a variety of grant opportunities to support continued research in orthopaedic sports medicine.

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Society Awards

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.

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.

  • Robert A. Arciero, MD
  • Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD
  • W. Ben Kibler, MD
  • Vincent K. McInerney, MD
  • Kenneth M. Singer, MD

Thomas Brady

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 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.

  • Thomas P. Loughran, MD
  • Mark E. Steiner, MD

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)

Robert E. Leach, MD Sports Medicine Leadership

Awarded to an individual who has provided outstanding service in the orthopaedic community and made numerous contributions to the specialty of sports medicine.
  • Bob A. Arciero, MD
  • Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD
  • Edward M. Wojtys, MD

George D. Rovere

This award recognizes significant contributions to the educational function of the Society, commemorating George D. Rovere MD's extensive educational commitments

  • Elizabeth Arendt, MD

STOP Sports Injuries

Recognizing outstanding research presented at the Annual Meeting related to youth sports injury prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation.
The Effect of Single Sport Specialization in Youth Sports: A Prospective Cohort Study
Donghoon Lee, BS

AOSSM Circle of Honor

This award pays special tribute for distinguished service, contributions, and loyalty to AOSSM and the orthopaedic sports medicine profession.

  • Stanley Druckenmiller
  • Kenneth Langone
  • Michael McBrayer
  • Reinhold Schmieding

Research Awards

Cabaud Memorial

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.

Understanding Molecular Pathogenic Pathways in Hip Femoroacetabular Impingement through Transcriptomes and a Small Animal Model
Masahiko Haneda, MD, PhD; Tomoyuki Kamenaga, MD; Robert H. Brophy, MD; Regis J. O’Keefe, MD, PhD; John C. Clohisy, MD; Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, MD, PhD

Excellence in Research

Recognizing manuscripts of various categories with a primary author 40 and under at the time of the Annual Meeting.

Muscle-Derived Beige Adipose Precursors Secrete Promyogenic Exosomes that Treat Rotator Cuff Muscle Degeneration in Mice and are Identified in Humans by Single-Cell RNA Sequencing
Michael R. Davies MD; Xuhui Liu, MD; Steven Garcia, MD; Mengyao Liu, BA; Hannah Chi, MS; Hubert T. Kim, MD, PhD; Robert L. Raffai, PhD; Brian T. Feeley, MD

Fellows Best Basic & Clinical Science

Awarded for the best research submitted by abstraction for the Annual Meeting from a sports medicine fellow.

Basic Science:
Biomechanical Comparison of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction with and without Internal Bracing
Michael V. Narvaez, MD; Keon Youssefzadeh; Trevor Nelson; Melodie Metzger, PhD; Orr Limpisvasti, MD

Clinical Science: Glenoid "Pear Restoration" with the Traditional Latarjet versus Congruent Arc Modification: CT Assessment of Coracoid Morphology for Preoperative Planning
Joseph D. Lamplot, MD; Christopher Brusalis, MD; John Apostolakos, MD; Mark Langhans, MD; Kyle Hancock, MD; Sridhar Pinnamaneni, MD; Andreas Kontaxis, PhD; Russell Warren, MD; Harry Greditzer, MD; Scott Rodeo, MD; Samuel Taylor, MD


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

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.

Morgan H. Jones, MD
Rachel M. Frank, MD
Frank A. Petrigliano, MD
Brian T. Feeley, MD
Robert A. Magnussen, MD

O'Donoghue Sports Injury Research

In honor of Don H. O'Donoghue, MD, this award recognizes clinical-based research or human in-vivo research.
Early Use of Blood Flow Restriction Training with Low-Intensity Exercises following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Improves Quadriceps Strength and Post-Operative Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial,
Andrew J. Curley, MD; Alexandra M. Galel, BS; Caroline M. Fryar, MD; Jennifer N. Lewis, MS; David X. Wang, MD; Nathan P. Fackler, MS; Edward S. Chang, MD

Publication Awards

American Journal of Sports Medicine Hughston

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.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Bone–Patellar Tendon–Bone Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with and Without Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis
Marie Castoldi, MD; Robert A. Magnussen, MD, MPH; Stanislas Gunst, MD; Cécile Batailler, MD; Philippe Neyret, MD, PhD; Sébastien Lustig, MD, PhD; Elvire Servien, MD, PhD

American Journal of Sports Medicine Systematic Review

This award was established to encourage submission of high-quality systematic review papers, adding to the current knowledge of sports medicine.

Factors Associated with an Increased Risk of Recurrence After a First-Time Patellar Dislocation
Lachlan S. Huntington, BSc (Hons), MD; Kate E. Webster, PhD; Brian M. Devitt, MD, FRCS, FRACS; John P. Scanlon, MB, BCh, BAO; Julian A. Feller, MBBS (Hons), FRACS MD

Sports Health T. David Sisk

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. This award recognizes the best papers submitted to Sports Health in clinical, laboratory, and international research.

Best Original Research: A Randomized Study of a Strength Training Program to Prevent Injuries in Runners of the New York City Marathon (Volume 12, Issue 1)
Brett G. Toresdahl, MD, Kathryn McElheny, MD, Jordan Metzl, MD, Brittany Ammerman, MBS, Brenda Chang, MPH, James Kinderknecht, MD

Best Review: The Role of Resistance Training Dosing on Pain and Physical Function in Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review (Volume 12, Issue 2)
Meredith N. Turner, MD, Daniel O.Hernandez, MD, William Cade, MPH, Christopher P. Emerson, MS, John M. Reynolds, MLIS, Thomas M. Best, MD, PhD

Best International Paper: Effects of Modified Posterior Shoulder Stretching Exercises on Shoulder Mobility, Pain, and Dysfunction in Patients with Subacromial Impingement Syndrome
Özge Tahran, PT, MSc, and Sevgi Sevi Yesilyaprak, PT, PhD

Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

The Douglas W. Brown Award recognizes the best review paper published in the journal.

Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Meniscal Repair Versus Partial Meniscectomy for Medial Meniscus Root Tears: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Kyung-Han Ro, MD; Jun-Ho Kim, MD; Jae-Won Heo, MD; Dae-Hee Lee, MD

The William A. Grana Award recognizes the best original research published in the journal.

Knee Arthroscopic Surgery in Middle-Aged Patients With Meniscal Symptoms: A 5-Year Follow-up of a Prospective, Randomized Study
Sofi Sonesson, PT, PhD; Joanna Kvist, PT; Jafar Yakob, MD; Henrik Hedevik, MSc; Håkan Gauffin, MD, PhD

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