Founders’ Awards

Every year since 1990, the Foundation has recognized outstanding osteopathic physicians from the Northwest.
Nominations for these three categories of honorees are open year-round.

Allison Abraham DO, 2019 Rising Star with Jennifer LeTourneau DO

Nominations will be accepted year-round but promoted during the month of October each year. Selection will be made by members of the Foundation and the awardee will be announced in late November.

Since 2000, the Foundation has recognized osteopathic physicians that have made outstanding contributions in the first decade of their practice.

Rising Star Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form

  • Focus on quality of care to patients.
  • Focus on research, policy, advocacy, and/or participation in professional organizations.
  • Focus on volunteer work, especially where the nominee showed leadership and creativity.

Nominations will be accepted year-round but promoted during the month of February each year. Selection will be made by members of the Foundation and the awardee will be announced on National Doctor Day, March 30.

After formally recognizing the men and women that created the Foundation, this award has been presented to osteopathic physicians, exceptional individuals and couples, and to organizations that have made a major contribution to the osteopathic profession and/or education.

Nancy Kragt DO, 2019 Exceptional Achievement Recipient with Her Family

Nominations will be accepted year-round but promoted during the month of May each year. Selection will be made by members of the Foundation and the awardee will be announced in late June.

This award is presented annually to an osteopathic physician from the Northwest that has made a lifetime of contributions to the profession as well as the community.
It is presented in honor of Scott Heatherington DO, the first physician from Oregon to become President of the American Osteopathic Association (1969) and former President of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon  (1952-53). He was also the Founding President of the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation (1985-1987)

J. Scott Heatherington DO, AOA President 1969 NWOMF Founding President 1985