Outstanding Physician Honorees

For 29 years, a distinguished group of physicians has been honored with the Osteopathic Founders Foundation Outstanding Physician Award. These physicians, who are chosen by their peers, are selected for their extraordinary service to patients, to the community, to the osteopathic profession, and to the education of young osteopathic physicians. The exemplary careers of these honorees are a tribute to the history of this profession and an inspiration to their successors. We congratulate and thank all our past honorees.

2018 Outstanding Physician

Stephen G. Bovasso, D.O.

Dr. Stephen G. Bovasso is married to Sharna and they have two children, Michael Blake and Allison Paige.

Growing up in Tulsa, Dr. Bovasso attended Monte Cassino and Casia Hall before pursuing his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University. He received his medical degree from OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993, then completed his Internship and Residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Bovasso is currently the Anesthesia Residency Program Director at OSU Medical Center, where he has served on numerous committees, and the President of UTB Anesthesia. In 2010 he was named OSU Medical Center Attending of the Year. He is board certified by the Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists and a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College for Anesthesiologists. He holds memberships in multiple associations, including the American Osteopathic Association, Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists.

Past Outstanding Physician Honorees

2018 ~ Stephen G. Bovasso, D.O.2003 ~ Larry J. Dullye, D.O.
2017 ~ Michael H. Whitworth, D.O.2002 ~ Harold L. Battenfield, D.O.
2016 ~ J. Martin Beal, D.O.2001 ~ R. Michael Eimen, D.O.
2015 ~ W.W. Stoever, D.O.2000 ~ Beverly J. Mathis, D.O.
2014 ~ Tom A. Hamilton, D.O.1999 ~ James S. Seebass, D.O.
2013 ~ Stanley E. Grogg, D.O.1998 ~ Kenneth E. Calabrese, D.O.
2012 ~ Arthur G. Wallace, Jr., D.O.1997 ~ David F. Hitzeman, D.O.
2011 ~ George E. Erbacher, D.O.1996 ~ Dan H. Fieker, D.O.
2010 ~ J. Harley Galusha, D.O.1995 ~ Robert S. Lawson, D.O.
2009 ~ Donald M. Dushay, D.O.1994 ~ James D. Edwards, D.O.
2008 ~ Joseph J. Back, D.O.1993 ~ B.B. Baker, D.O.
2007 ~ Michael P. Carney, D.O.1992 ~ Walter F. Kempe, D.O.
2006 ~ Steven C. Buck, D.O.1991 ~ Joseph A. Keuchel, D.O.
2005 ~ Richard R. Polk, D.O.1990 ~ Ebb W. Reeves, D.O.
2004 ~ Dean R. Fullingim, D.O.

Osteopathic Founders Foundation

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