Doctor-Citizen of the Year - Past Recipients

2013 Doctor-Citizen of the Year

John McAnulty, MD, receives the 2013 Doctor-Citizen of the Year Award from Bud Pierce, MD

John McAnulty, MD, a Portland cardiologist, was named the OMA’s 2013 Doctor Citizen of the Year. This annual award honors a physician who has made outstanding contributions to his community, the practice of medicine, and health care policy in our state.

Dr. McAnulty has volunteered for over 25 years at several low income clinics as a general internist and cardiologist. He has been an active advocate for a variety of political causes, testifying before the Oregon Legislature on a number of occasions, and he is currently involved in efforts to help reduce the cost of health care by reducing the use of unnecessary medical tests.

As an award-winning teacher, leader and mentor, Dr. McAnulty’s work has been pioneering; he introduced the field of cardiac electrophysiology to the west coast at OHSU in the 1970s and performed some of the first cardiac ablation procedures in the Pacific Northwest in the 1990s. He has served as a leader of the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, Portland Heart Club, and the Western Society for Clinical Investigation.

His nominating colleague, Jack Kron, MD, noted that “Dr. McAnulty has touched the lives of hundreds of physicians. There are many primary care physicians and cardiologists in Oregon and Southwest Washington who owe the core of their understanding of cardiac physiology and pathophysiology to Dr. McAnulty’s skilled teaching methods. Beyond teaching, he is one of the most genuinely kind people around, and this is reflected by the deep trust and confidence his patients and colleagues place with him.”

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