Doctor-Citizen of the Year - Past Recipients

2015 Doctor-Citizen of the Year

Sharon Meieran, MD
Sharon Meieran, MD
, is the OMA's 2015 Doctor-Citizen of the Year. She received the honor at the association’s 141st annual meeting in Portland on Saturday, April 25. Dr. Meieran is an emergency physician at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center and the medical director for the Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health.  

This annual award honors a physician who has made outstanding contributions to the community, the practice of medicine, and to health care policy in Oregon.

Dr. Meieran is an active board member of the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and has worked promoting two very important projects in the past year. One is improving psychiatric care for Oregon patients by adopting the successful model created in Alameda County, California. Her visit there inspired her to help create the same model starting in Multnomah County. She is also promoting the Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE), a system of communication between emergency departments about patients with a noticeably high number of emergency room visits.

Dr. Meieran serves on the OMA Board of Trustees, Legislative Committee and became the vice-president of the Executive Committee in 2015.


Past Doctor-Citizen Award recipients:

1957, Archie D. McMurdo, Heppner
1958, De Norval Unthank, Portland
1959, William Willis Holt, Medford
1960, Stanley A. Boyd, Eugene
1961, Samuel L. Diack, Portland
1962, Virgil N. Samms, Eugene
1963, Craig B. Leman, Corvallis
1964, Howard L. Cherry, Portland
1965, Merle Pennington, Sherwood
1966, Morris K. Crothers, Salem
1967, E.G. Chuinard, Portland
1968, Joseph P. Brennan, Pendleton
1969, Alfred J. Kreft, Portland
1970, John G.P. Cleland, Oregon City
1971, Beatrice Rose, Portland
1972, Vern Miller, Salem
1973, Forrest Rieke, Portland
1974, J.Richard Raines, Portland
1975, Louis Feves, Pendleton
1976, Raymond McKeown, North Bend
1977, Cameron C. Bangs, Oregon City
1978, Ralph S. Crawshaw, Portland
1979, David D. Kliewer, Corvallis
1980, Donald M. Jeppesen, Roseburg
1981, Donald E. Poage, Coos Bay
1982, C.H. Hagmeier, Portland
1983, William Zieverink, Portland
1984, Roy W. Skoglund, Roseburg
1985, John R. Tongue, Tualatin
1986, Brandt Bartels, Medford
1987, John R. Hazel, Oregon City
1988, George E. Kabacy, Canby
1989, Warren G. Bishop, Medford
1990, Charles E. Hofmann, Baker City
1991, Stuart G. Garrett, Bend
1992, Richard Allen, Portland
1993, Terence J. Parr, Lakeview
1995, James Garland, Hillsboro
1996, Richard G. Kincade, Eugene
1997, Martin L. Jones, Eugene
1998, John W. Forsyth, Medford
1999, Byron T. Sagunsky, Klamath Falls
2000, John D. Alsever, Salem
2001, Joanne Jene, Portland
2002, Stanley O. Shepardson, Bend
2003, T. Allen Merritt, Bend
2004, Ronald E. Carver, Bend   
2005, Crittenden Huston, McMinnville       
2006, James K. Lace, Salem
2007, U. Scott Page, Portland
2008, James Frances Calver, Jr, Klamath Falls
2009, David R. Grube, Philomath
2010, William Kohn, Grants Pass
2011, Charles E. Hofmann, Baker City
2012, James "Jim" Shames, Medford
2013, John McAnulty, Portland
2014, William "Bud" Peirce, Salem