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Patenge Medal of Public Service

The Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service award is the highest honor given by the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is named for Walter F. Patenge, the first president of the Michigan Osteopathic Medicine Advisory Board, and is awarded in recognition of lifelong devotion to patient care, service to the community, leadership within the osteopathic profession and excellence in the classroom and clinic.

Photo taken at 2022 celebration with winner J. Justin McCormick, along with Dean Andrea Amalfitano, and past recipients in attendance.

 

List of all past recipients

Philip Adler, DO  • 1973
Peter B. Ajluni, DO • 2004
Maynard J. Amelon, DO • 1976
William G. Anderson, DO • 1982
W. Clemens Andreen, DO • 1979
Thomas V. Angott • 1984
William A. Athens, DO • 1985
J. Leonard Azneer, PhD • 1984
Joseph A. Balog, DO (posthumously) • 2006
Steve Barnaby • 2012
Lawrence Bass • 2004
Myrtle Black, PhD • 1986
Lt. Governor James H. Brickley • 1981
Sister Anne E. Brooks, SNJM, DO • 2017
Lynn F. Brumm, DO • 2003
Roger J. Bulger, MD • 1989
Dorothy E. Carnegie, DO • 1997
Leighton E. Cluff, MD • 1988
Wilber J. Cohen, PhD • 1972
Earl E. Congdon, DO • 1974
Robert J. Cook • 1974
Gerson I. Cooper • 1999
Theodore Cooper, MD, PhD • 1976
Representative William Copeland • 1971
John B. Crosby, JD • 2016
Mark L. Cummings, PhD • 2014
William C. Cunningham, DO, MHA • 2007
R.G. Curtiss, DO • 1995
Senator Dan L. DeGrow, JD • 1987
J.S. Denslow, DO • 1981
David L. Dora, DO • 2014
Michael E. Duggan, JD  • 2010
Merlin K. DuVal, MD • 1971
Senator Raymond D. Dzendzel • 1972
Kenneth Elmassian, DO • 2020
Donald J. Evans, DO • 1979
John K. Everett, DO • 2007
Michael D. Faas • 2009
William M. Falls, PhD • 2018
Gerald A. Faverman, PhD • 1998
Raymond A. Gadowski, DO • 1986
Tressa K. Gardner, DO, FACOEP, FACEP • 2019
Norman Gevitz, PhD • 1995
William Gifford, MD  • 2008
Keith Goldhammer, PhD • 1980
Murray Goldstein, DO, MPH • 1987
Thomas Graddy, DO • 1999
Philip E. Greenman, DO, FAAO • 1997
Ruth Hanft, PhD • 1979
John A. Hannah • 1973
Edgar L. Harden, EdD • 1995
James K. Haveman Jr., MS • 1997
Earl T. Hecker, DO • 2015
Representative Russell Hellman • 1973
Donald A. Henderson, MD, MPH • 1984
Edward N. Hodges, III, JD • 2003
John R. Hogness, MD • 1985
Prince Holliday (posthumously) • 2004
Kari Hortos, DO • 2020
Warren M. Huff • 1977
Senator Bill S. Huffman • 1975
Mary Jo Hughes, DO • 2021
Representative Josephine Hunsinger • 1971
Philip A. Incarnati • 2009
Representative Dominic J. Jacobetti • 1973
Allen Jacobs, DO, PhD (posthumously) • 2002
Lawrence Jarrett, DO • 1974
William Johnston, DO (posthumously) • 2004
Annette H. Kabara (posthumously) • 1986
Thaddeus P. Kawalek, PhD • 1984
David A. Kellam, DO • 2012
Sandra A. Kilbourn, MA  • 2019
Paul E. Kimberly, DO, FAAO • 1996
M.S. Klein • 1977
Richard N. Knight, DO, FACGP • 1998
Paul E. LaCasse, DO, MPH • 2006
Patrick E. Lamberti • 2011
Senator Garland Lane • 1971
Melvin Larsen • 2005
Senator Carl Levin • 2015
Martin E. Levitt, DO • 1975
John L’Hote • 1971
Edward A. Loniewski, DO • 1980
Albert L. Lorenzo, PhD. • 2010
Myron S. Magen, DO • 1991
Veronica Maher, PhD • 2015
Harris W. Mainster, DO • 2014
Russell G. Mawby, PhD • 1977
Patrick McClellan, DO • 2018
J. Justin McCormick, PhD • 2022
Robert D. McCullough, DO • 1980
Frank J. McDevitt, DO • 1975
Max T. McKinney, DO • 2001
Floyd T. Meachum, DO • 2000
John Mennell, MD • 1989
Frank Merriman • 1978
Governor William G. Milliken • 2000
Lawrence W. Mills • 1978
Carol L. Monson, DO • 2003
Hobert C. Moore, DO • 1972
Charles A. Murphy, DO • 1987
Kenneth E. Murray, DO • 1996
Kris Nicholoff • 2020
Mark E. Notman, PhD  • 2019
Edwin L. Novak, OD • 1972
Senator Michael J. O’Brien, Jr. • 1983
Senator Michael J. O’Brien, Sr. (posthumously) • 1979
John T. O’Connor, DO • 1981
Eugene Oliveri, DO • 1999
Janet Olszewski, MSW  • 2008
Michael I. Opipari, DO • 2000
Faylene Owen • 2015
Dennis M. Paradis, MPH • 2006
Walter F. Patenge • 1976
L. Brooks Patterson, JD • 2013
Joanna R. Pease, DO, FACOI • 2018
Alfred M. Pelham • 1974
William J. Pintal, DO • 2011
David L. Porteous, JD • 2007
E. James Potchen, MD, JD  • 2010
Alan M. Potts, DO • 1971
Vance D. Powell, Jr., DO • 2010
Lawrence L. Prokop, DO • 2020
James J. Rechtien, DO, PhD • 2016
Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD • 1986
Earl J. Reisdorff, MD • 2007
Gail Riegle, PhD • 2017
W. Kenneth Riland, DO • 1980
Frederick C. Robbins, MD • 1981
Gerald F. Robbins, DO • 2005
David E. Rogers, MD • 1978
Representative Paul G. Rogers • 1974
Barbara Ross-Lee, DO • 2001
Barbara J. Sawyer-Koch, MPA • 1996
Congressman John J.H. Schwarz, MD • 2006
John W. Sealey, DO • 2021
William A. Sederburg, PhD • 1998
Susan C. Sevensma, DO  • 2008
Ellis Siefer, DO • 1988
Eugene L. Sikorski, DO • 1979
Thomas Lawrence Simmer, DO • 2012
Robert L. Snyder • 2016
Louis Spagnuolo, DO (posthumously) • 2009
Roger W. Spoelman, PhD • 2013
Senator Anthony Stamm • 1973
Donald F. Stanton, DO • 2001
Paul D. Stein, MD • 2017
Floyd C. Stevens, Jr., DO • 2009
David Susser, DO • 2013
Alvin R. Tarlov, MD • 1983
Kenneth C. Taylor, DO • 2000
Terrie E. Taylor, DO  • 2019
Morris Thompson • 1972
R. McFarlane Tilley, DO • 1983
William B. Walsh, MD • 1982
Robert C. Ward, DO, FAAO • 1997
W. Douglas Ward, PhD • 2003
James O. Watson, DO • 1976
Caspar W. Weinberger • 1975
Larry A. Wickless, DO • 2005
Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD • 2011
Douglas L. Wood, DO, PhD  • 2011
John P. Wood, DO • 1984
Leonard Woodcock • 1973
Claud R. Young, DO • 2005
Allen Zieger, DO • 1977
Hermann A. Zeil, MD • 1984
Senator Charles O. Zollar • 1971