Professionalism award

The Professionalism Award recognizes a medical professional or organization that has exemplified the highest standards of professionalism and medical ethics over their career or a considerable period of time. Recipients will receive their recognition and a commemorative plaque at the AAD's Annual Meeting.

To nominate or apply for the award, select the Nominate/apply tab below. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Embody and demonstrate the highest values of the medical profession through leadership and service to the medical community.
  2. Through both actions and support of others, work to advance the ethical practice of the medicine.
  3. Directly and through the support of colleagues, encourage altruistic and compassionate service to those who might not otherwise have received appropriate care.
  4. Advance the case for quality patient care despite the challenges and obstacles to implementation.

The president will select the nomination from an individual or organization whose contributions have demonstrated the highest commitment to professionalism and medical ethics. The nomination shall be approved by the Board of Directors. Since the award is only to be made from nominations of exceptional contributions to the cause of professionalism, it will not necessarily be awarded every year.


Dr. Lionel Bercovitch
Dr. JaneĀ Grant-Kels