Distinguished Osteopathic Surgeon


The Charles L. Ballinger Distinguished Osteopathic Surgeon Award is presented to an ACOS member in recognition of his or her outstanding accomplishments as a surgeon, educator, and/or researcher. Nominees must be board certified by the AOA or ABMS. A nomination letter must be submitted with the nominee’s curriculum vitae and received by the ACOS no later than February 1st. Nominations are reviewed by the Awards Committee prior to final selection of the winner by the Board of Governors.


Distinguished Osteopathic Surgeons


 Eric A. Goldsmith, D.O., FACOS

 2017

 Laurence H. Belkoff, D.O., FACOS

 2016

 Allan M. Arkush, D.O., FACOS

 2015

 Alan L. Meshekow, D.O., FACOS

 2014

 Dale H. Brancel, D.O., FACOS

 2013

 James E. Hoogeboom, D.O., FACOS

 2012

 Michael A. Whitworth, D.O., FACOS

 2011

 Arthur J. Sesso, D.O., FACOS

 2010

 Harris W. Mainster, D.O., FACOS

 2009

 Earl T. Hecker, D.O., FACOS

 2008

 Don N. Peska, D.O., FACOS

 2007

 William R. Henwood, D.O., FACOS

 2006

 David P. Sufian, D.O., FACOS

 2005

 David W. Smith, D.O., FACOS

 2004

 Walter L. Wilson, D.O., FACOS

 2003

 William R. Jenkins, D.O., FACOS

 2002

 Larry J. Dullye, D.O., FACOS

 2001

 Ronald W. Wadle, D.O., FACOS

 2000

 John R. Socey, D.O., FACOS

 1999

 Galen S. Young Sr. , D.O., FACOS

 1998

 Richard J. Citta, D.O., FACOS

 1997

 Richard T. Caleel, D.O., FACOS

 1996

 Paul Peter Koro, D.O., FACOS

 1995

 Charles V. Gemma, D.O., FACOS

 1994

 Peter E. Johnston, D.O., FACOS

 1993

 Leonard H. Finkelstein, D.O., FACOS

 1992

 John H. Finley Jr. , D.O., FACOS

 1991

 Sydney P. Ross, D.O., FACOS

 1990

 J. Richard Costin, D.O., FACOS

 1989

 Jerome L. Axelrod, D.O., FACOS

 1988

 Arnold Gerber, D.O., FACOS

 1987

 Robert O. Hinkle, D.O., FACOS

 1986

 Richard P. Rounce, D.O., FACOS

 1985

 C. W. Elliott, D.O., FACOS

 1984

 Donald Siehl, D.O., FACOS

 1983

 Daniel L. Wisely, D.O., FACOS

 1982

 Milton K. Miller, D.O., FACOS

 1981

 P. Robert Lombardo, D.O., FACOS

 1980

 R. William Bradway, D.O., FACOS

 1979

 Nicholas G. Palmarozzi, D.O., FACOS

 1978

 John W. Phardel, D.O., FACOS

 1977

 Robert C. Erwin, D.O., FACOS

 1976

 Ellis Siefer, D.O., FACOS

 1975

 David Silverman, D.O., FACOS

 1974

 J. Natcher Stewart, D.O., FACOS

 1973

 John A. Fetzer, D.O., FACOS

 1972