Honor an extraordinary physician
Support the AMA Foundation while recognizing an outstanding physician in your life!
March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, a day to recognize physicians, their service, and their contributions to society and communities. Each year, individuals celebrate National Doctors’ Day by choosing to make an honorary donation to recognize an outstanding physician in their life.
Honoring Joseph M. Heyman, MD
“Joe was there since the very beginning of my medical school training. He welcomed me and made me feel like a part of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the larger American Medical Association family. Indeed, I often looked to him for guidance in what is the right thing to do for our patients and our profession. He served as a beacon and as a guide – I can only hope to continue to honor what he taught me.”
Heather Smith, MD, MPH
Honoring Nisha Chandra-Strobos, MBBS, MD
“Dr. Chandra-Strobos was one of my first attending physicians in the cardiac ICU, at a time when I was still learning what it meant to be a doctor. She had such amazing mottos that I use to this day. One was, “Cast no lines, catch no fish.” I think of this often and am reminded that I will not succeed if I do not first apply myself.”
Carl Streed, MD, Boston, Massachusetts
Ways to get invovled
There are many ways to get invovled in National Doctors’ Day:
- Make an honorary donation in recognition of an outstanding physician in your life. Simply click the “Make this donation in someone’s honor or memory” button on the form below. As a token of appreciation, the Foundation will send the honoree a personalized letter informing them of your generosity. You can also send your honoree a personalized e-card instantly!
- Nominate an outstanding physician who exemplifies the highest values of volunteerism, community engagement, leadership and dedication to the care of underserved populations for an Excellence in Medicine Award. Recipients are honored at an awards ceremony during the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago and have the opportunity to choose a health-focused non-profit organization for a grant honorarium.
- Submit a note of gratitude for an outstanding physician in your life for a chance to be featured on our social media, website, e-newsletter, and more! Simply use this form to recognize a doctor who has impacted you or a loved one’s life.