The OTA will offer the following 2023 distinguished awards. Please consider nominating your colleagues and/or applying. Award recipients will be acknowledged at the 2023 OTA Annual Meeting Leadership Dinner and Business Meeting.
The submission deadline for all 2023 awards has passed. Please check back in 2024 for updates on open awards.
The below awards were up for nominees in 2023 and are now closed:
Community Surgeon Achievement Award
Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding community orthopaedic contributions, dedicated his/her professional life to excellence in research and education at all community levels, and possess personal qualities of integrity, compassion and leadership in orthopaedic trauma.
DEI and Health Disparities Research and Leadership Award
Awarded to an individual who has made substantial contributions to advancing DEI and health disparities in the field of orthopaedic trauma through participation and excellence in research and education, and outstanding leadership and mentorship.
Awarded to an individual who has contributed to the clinical, academic and professional growth of OTA member(s) via mentorship.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award shall honor an OTA member who has dedicated their career to orthopaedic trauma and whose overall contributions to the profession have made outstanding, long-lasting and impactful improvements to orthopaedic trauma education and research, and patient care.
Congratulations to the 2022 award winners!
- DEI and Health Disparities Leadership Award - Lisa K. Cannada, MD
- DEI and Health Disparities Research Award - Boris A. Zelle, MD
- Community Surgeon Achievement Award - Jeff Smith, MD
- Lifetime Achievement Award - Lewis G. Zirkle, Jr., MD