Lifetime Achievement Award

Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Lifetime Acheivement Award

The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians is accepting nominations for the WAFP Lifetime Achievement Award. The family physician selected for this distinguished award will have a long-standing dedication to furthering the specialty of Family Medicine through excellence in care, community engagement and support of new physicians in the specialty.

Nominees are evaluated based on the following criteria: 

  • Active or Life Member in good standing with the WAFP
  • At least 25 years of membership in the Wisconsin chapter
  • Significant impact on Family Medicine as a specialty
  • Impact on Family Medicine in the community
  • Impact on the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians
  • Lifetime involvement in local, state and/or national Academy and/or WAFP-Foundation activities
  • Provides compassionate and comprehensive health care service on a continuing basis
  • Demonstrates community involvement through activities that enhance quality of life
  • Exemplifies a credible role model as a professional in the science and art of medicine
  • Fosters the development and/or recruitment of new physicians in Family Medicine
  • Demonstrates a balance between career and family

To nominate an individual for this award, please provide the following information: 

  • Nominees name and address; business phone and email are optional
  • Award for which the individual is being nominated
  • A few paragraphs describing why you believe the individual is a good candidate
  • Any supporting materials such as newspaper articles, etc. (optional)

WAFP members are encouraged to email Brandon their letters of recommendation and supporting documents describing why their nominee should receive the WAFP Lifetime Achievement Award.

The deadline for nominations is April 30th. 

Per WAFP policy, current members of the Board of Directors may not be considered for a WAFP award while on the Board. If nominated, Board members will be considered for the award after the completion of their Board terms.


Past Winners

2015 - John Beasley, MD, FAAFP

John Beasley 2015

We are proud to announce John Beasley, MD, FAAFP as the first ever winner of WAFP's Lifetime Achievement Award. View award presentation.

A family doctor in Verona for over 40 years and Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Beasley completed his residency in 1975 and has been instrumental in advancing Family Medicine in Wisconsin ever since. He founded the Wisconsin Research Education Network (WREN) and was the founding chair of the International Federation of Primary Care Research Networks. His current research work is with the UW Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and focuses on the complexity of primary care, electronic health records, and patient safety. He is the Coordinator of I-PrACTISE, a research and educational collaborative between Industrial Engineering and the Primary Care specialties. Dr. Beasley has lectured nationally and internationally on primary care and primary care research and is the author or co-author of over 40 published articles.

Richard G. Roberts, MD, JD, FAAFP has this to say about Dr. Beasley, "We like to talk about "triple threats" (clinician-teacher-researcher) in academic medicine. John has been a quadruple threat (clinician-teacher-researcher-administrator) who has had a profound influence on our discipline at the local, state, national, and international levels. He has done this through innovative educational programs, careful study of the effects of those programs, and sharing what he has learned with students and colleagues. John has done all of this with an enthusiastic and collaborative style that encourages others to join in, and a quiet leadership that is focused more on impact than recognition."

Congratulations Dr. Beasley! 

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