Seeking Nominations for 2019 Family Physician of the Year Award

December 12, 2018

Morgan Pelt
Communications Manager

The power of giving can do more for the giver than the receiver, and this holiday season the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) is calling for nominations for one of its most prestigious awards, the 2019 Family Physician of the Year.

This award recognizes an Ohio family physician who has exhibited extraordinary, beyond-the-call-of-duty merit, and encourages OAFP members and medical students to pursue the ideals of family medicine, and convey these ideals to the public.

With thousands of family physicians providing health care across the state, Ohio is one of the largest, most active chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Nearly 80 percent of all family physicians are members to the OAFP.

To be nominated for this award, the family physician must:

  • Have 10 years’ post-residency (or equivalent) experience
  • Be a member of the OAFP
  • Currently be in practice.

Jonathan Diller, MD, FAAFP, of Fremont, OH, was selected as the 2018 Family Physician of the Year and acknowledged at the 2018 Family Medicine Celebration in Columbus, OH. Nominations for this year’s award can be made by any current OAFP member, a local constituent chapter, a family medicine residency program, departments of family medicine, or a community individual.

To nominate your physician, complete the nomination form or send a letter of recommendation no later than Friday, March 15, 2019, to:

OAFP Awards Workgroup
Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
4075 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214-3296
Fax: 614.267.9191

To check if a physician has membership status with the OAFP, call (800) 742-7327 or e-mail

The 2019 Physician of the Year will be recognized at the annual Family Medicine Celebration Friday-Sunday, August 2-4, 2019, held at The Grand Event Center in Columbus, OH.

Learn more about the award and view the 2018 Family Physician of the Year award winner’s video on the OAFP website.

The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians is a statewide professional association with more than 4,900 members, including practicing physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, and every disease entity. Family physicians provide comprehensive, continuing care to all members of the family.