Linda Stone, MD, past president of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, was recently awarded the 2016 Isaac Hays, MD, and John Bell, MD, (Hays-Bell) Award for Leadership in Medical Ethics and Professionalism by the American Medical Association (AMA).
The Hays-Bell Award is named for the co-writers of the original AMA Code of Ethics. The AMA Foundation Board of Directors selects the award recipient who has made an outstanding contribution through active service in medical ethics activities and demonstrated dedication to the principles of medical ethics and the highest standards of medical practice.
“Dr. Stone, who has embodied medical ethics with the highest standards of clinical practice, is an excellent example of a distinguished career in service to others,” said AMA Foundation President Nancy Kyler, MD.
After years of work and leadership as a family physician and volunteer teacher, Dr. Stone accepted a full-time position in 2000 at The Ohio State University College of Medicine (OSUCOM), Columbus, OH, and later became the pre-doctoral education director in 2002. Dr. Stone also served as OSUCOM’s director of medical education and the president of its Alumni Association.
Dr. Stone has received the OSUCOM Professor of the Year Award, which is bestowed annually by the graduating medical class honoring one faculty member for excellence in and commitment to teaching, education, and mentorship. She also received a Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Award, sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which honors a faculty member who exemplifies compassion and sensitivity in the delivery of health care to patients and their family members.
Dr. Stone’s compassion and support for advancing family medicine was also recognized by the OAFP Foundation in 2005 when she and her husband, Larry, received the Philanthropists of the Year Award. In 2006, the AAFP Foundation recognized the Stones’ generosity by awarding them its 2016 Philanthropist of the Year distinction. And, in 2009 Dr. Stone was the first recipient of the OAFP Torchlight Leadership Award.
Since retiring as the Dean of Student Affairs, she has volunteered as a special assistant to the Dean for humanism and professionalism. Her nominators agree that Dr. Stone has made numerous significant accomplishments as a family physician and faculty member. More specifically, “In every way, Dr. Stone embodies the AMA’s enduring commitment to the principles of medical ethics and the integration of these principles into the day-to-day practice of medicine to provide the highest quality care possible for patients.”
Watch a short video of Dr. Stone accepting her award.
OAFP’s leadership and the many medical students whom Dr. Stone has inspired over the years, extend their congratulations Dr. Stone – an honor which is so richly deserved.
Congratulations, Dr. Stone!