Previous Distinguished Award for Humanitarian Efforts Awardees at the 2007 AAO-HNS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
Back row left to right: William Lewis, MD; James Saunders, MD; Drew Horlbeck, MD (2007); Juan Garro, MD (1999)
Front row left to right: David Parsons, MD (2002); KJ Lee, MD; James Netterville, MD (2004); Daniel Martinez, MD (1998)
The President presents this award at the Opening Ceremony to an Academy member who is widely recognized for a consistent, stable character distinguished by honesty, zeal for truth, integrity, love and devotion to humanity and a self-giving spirit. The awardee is an outstanding example and model to emulate for a life dedicated to a nobler, more righteous, and more productive way for the human to live as an individual on this earth. The awardee is well known for professional excellence and has demonstrated professional dedication by the giving of professional skills freely, and without desire for personal gain or aggrandizement, to those in this world who cannot otherwise, physically and financially, receive them.
Recipient: James D. Smith, MD
Dr. James D. Smith is an experienced teacher who has worked to establish resident and physician training programs in Singapore and other Asian countries. His efforts have brought modern standards of patient care to communities in need. Dr. Smith travels constantly as board chair of ComCare International, an organization dedicated to developing and distributing rugges, low-cost solar-powered hearing aids. He has also served for more than 35 years on the medical staff at Oregon Health Sciences University and as an otolaryngology consultant for the U.S. Veterans Hospital, Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Smith has not sought recognition for his acts that have benefited thousands. In his quiet way, he has made a monumental impact on countless patients, students, and colleagues. An exemplary model of humanitarian ideals, Dr. Smith is a deserving recipient of the 2008 Humanitarian Award.
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