In a virtual ceremony, Philip Zazove, M.D., The George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine was recognized with the 2020 Lynn and Joan Carmichael STFM Recognition Award.
The award honors individuals for outstanding leadership in advancing family medicine as a discipline. The selection committee noted, “This award honors your impact on the discipline of family medicine through your work in making health care systems and medical education more responsive and accessible to individuals with disabilities. Guided by you as chair, the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine is an unparalleled leader in this area, recruiting faculty with expertise in health and disability (many of them with disabilities themselves) and making the University of Michigan School of Medicine an exemplar for inclusion of persons with disabilities among matriculating medical students. Other academic health centers have learned much from your successful navigation of funds flow, service lines, faculty practice plans, and the like at University of Michigan.”
Dr. Zazove’s passion for succession planning and supporting faculty in their development to reach their full potential as family medicine educators are evident in his daily work. He is driven to facilitate the next generation of family medicine faculty to be successful in the era of changing reimbursement strategies, changing academic health center commitments, and changing communities of care.
In her introduction, Diane M. Harper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., professor, noted, “He is a leader in family medicine that few can equal, a leader that embodies a paradoxical mix of personal humility and fierce resolve. Dr. Zazove is ambitious, but ambitious for family medicine as a discipline.”
“It is an honor to receive the 2020 Lynn and Joan Carmichael STFM Recognition Award. There are so many inspiring leaders in family medicine deserving of such an honor and I feel extremely lucky to have been recognized in this way. As many of you know, I am deaf. To me getting this award, in part due to my work with people with disabilities, highlights the importance of all of us taking better care of people with disabilities,” Dr. Zazove said.
The entire awards ceremony can be viewed online. Dr. Zazove’s section begins at the 52:43 mark.
Congratulations to Dr. Zazove on this well-deserved recognition!