2022 Awards & Honors
The Oregon Medical Association recognizes exemplary members of our community each year at the OMA Annual Conference. OMA members are truly assets to communities across the state - dedicated to the practice of medicine as well as their communities. Congratulations to all!
Equity & Diversity Recognition
The Equity & Diversity Recognition is presented to physicians, physician assistants, residents, and MD, DO and PA students with outstanding accomplishments in advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity in the healthcare workforce, or through improving health equity for people with historically marginalized group identities.
Trisha Chau, Medical Student, OHSU
Recognized for developing resources to support those adversely affected by racism and discrimination within the OHSU Psychiatry Department's Adult Outpatient Clinic (in partnership with Dr. Riva Shah and Dr. Liz Sokolowski).
Mollie Marr, PhD, Medical Student, OHSU
Recognized for her vision and leadership in elevating the understanding of trauma-informed care and its role in systemic oppression to a national level, and for applying trauma-informed care in clinical practice to mitigate its impact on intergenerational family relationships.
Eva McCarthy, DO, Samaritan Health Services
Recognized for her leadership of the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians Task Force on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, as well as spearheading OAFP's racial justice charter work and for working diligently to create pathways for students of color entering family medicine.
Riva Shah, MD, OHSU
Recognized for developing and implementing (in partnership with Dr. Liz Sokolowski and Trisha Chau) a process to ask incoming patients in the OHSU Psychiatry Department's Adult Outpatient Clinic about their experience with racism and discrimination, as well as resources to support those adversely affected by their experiences – leading to improved clinical care and outcomes.
Liz Sokolowski, MD, OHSU
Recognized for developing and implementing (in partnership with Dr. Riva Shah and Trisha Chau) a process to ask incoming patients in the OHSU Psychiatry Department's Adult Outpatient Clinic about their experience with racism and discrimination, as well as resources to support those adversely affected by their experiences – leading to improved clinical care and outcomes.
2022 Doctor-Citizen of the Year
The Doctor-Citizen of the Year award is presented to a physician who has generously donated their time to community activities and who has tirelessly worked to further the art and science of medicine.
Rachel Solotaroff, MD, MCR
Clinical Director, Penobscot Community Health Care
2022 Physician Assistant-Citizen of the Year
The PA-Citizen of the Year award is presented to a PA who has generously donated their time to community activities and who exemplifies the highest values of a patient-centered, team-based medical practice.
Rachel Stappler, MHS, PA-C
North Bend Medical Center – Coos Bay
2022 Presidential Citations
OMA Presidential Citations are presented to individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their service to the Oregon Medical Association.
Richard Allen, MD | Leadership in Advocacy
Recognized for service as an American Medical Association Delegate representing the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Chris Apgar, CISSP, CCISO
(1961 - 2021)
Recognized posthumously for leadership in Health Information Privacy and Patient Protection
Sylvia Emory, MD | Leadership in Advocacy
Recognized for service as a member of the American Medical Association Oregon Delegation.
To learn more about OMA awards and honors visit the OMA Awards Program webpage