Michigan Family Medicine Educator of the Year

FM Educator of the Year_Dr. Juana Nicoll CapizzanoThe Michigan Family Medicine Educator of the Year award recognizes an educator who has made outstanding contributions to family medicine undergraduate, graduate, and/or continuing education in Michigan.


  • Nominees must be MAFP members in good standing; previously nominated educators who were not selected are eligible for reconsideration (re-nomination required)

  • MAFP members, colleagues, residents, and medical students are invited to submit nominations

How to Submit a Nomination

  • Complete the nomination form by March 1.

  • Submit* the following to MAFP by March 1:

    • Letter(s) of recommendation from a former student or resident

    • Letter(s) of recommendation from a family medicine educator from another institution

    • CV

    • Additional materials that will help in the decision-making process

*Email to [email protected]; fax to 517.347.1289; or mail to: MAFP, Attn: Academy Awards, 2164 Commons Parkway, Okemos, MI 48864.

Past Award Winners

2023: Juana Nicoll Capizzano, MD

2022: Julie Blaszczak, MD, MEHP

2021: Mark Paschall, MD

2020: Christine Medaugh, MD

2019: Srikala Yedavally-Yellayi, DO, MMEd, FAAFP

2018: Henry Barry, MD, MS

2017: Karen Mitchell, MD, FAAFP

2016: Sheala Jafry, MD

2015: Pierre Morris, MD

2013: William P. Gifford, MD

2012: George Smith, MD

2010: Rajiv Rangrass, MD, FAAFP

2009: Edward A. Jackson, MD, FAAFP

2008: Tsveti Markova, MD, FAAFP

2007: Eric P. Skye, MD, FAAFP

2006: Susan L. Radecky, MD

2005: John M. O’Brien, MD, FAAFP

2004: John Escott, MD

2003: Bob James Lorinser, MD

2002: William Wadland, MD, MS, FAAFP

2001: Bruce Deschere, MD

2000: Paul Werner, MD

1999: James Peggs, MD

1998: Robert Lachance, MD, MS, FAAFP

1997: Ralph Woodbury, MD, FAAFP

1996: Larry Kelly, MD, FAAFP

1995: Lewis E. Simoni, MD

1994: John Battle, MD

1993: James O’Brien, MD

1992: David Bosscher, DO, FAAFP

1991: Roy Gerard, MD, FAAFP*

1990: Gary Otsuji, MD, FAAFP