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The Lee County Medical Society Foundation will host the 11th Annual Physician Medical Service Awards dinner on September 29, 2023 at Forest Country Club. The public service fundraising event honors both physicians and residents of Lee County by recognizing outstanding contributions to healthcare in our community.

Award Ceremony Agenda:
6pm - 7pm: Checkin, Cocktails, Networking, Photobooth
7pm - 9pm: Seated dinner, Tribute video, Awards program, Basket raffles
Dress: Business cocktail

Award Categories

  • The Lee County Medical Society (LCMS) Foundation hosts an Annual Medical Service Award ceremony to recognize local physicians and medical professionals for their outstanding contributions to healthcare in Lee County. Over 100 members of the medical community attend the event to give praise to the nine award recipients and share in the revelry. Proceeds from the event benefit the Physician Wellness Program, a free and confidential mental health counseling program to combat burnout and improve the lives of LCMS physician members.

    Awards were presented to:

  • Scientific Achievement Award  Dr. Arie Dosoretz
    This award is given in recognition of outstanding work in the areas of scientific medical research. This will include both basic science and clinical research. Work done while residing within the county will be emphasized, although previous research outside of the region will be considered.

    Rising Star AwardDr. Scott Larson
    This award is for the physician who is in the first 10 years of their professional career. They exemplify leadership and are a role model for others. This physician exhibits dedication to the healthcare industry and to the Lee County community. They also contribute to bringing new technologies and talents to the area.

    WeCare Award Associates in Dermatology
    This award honors remarkable service and commitment from physicians, practices, and agencies that have contributed noteworthy support and hours to “WeCare” clients.

    Award for Citizenship & Community Service Dr. Ahsan Shah
    This award is for outstanding leadership and public service above 
    and beyond the call of duty as a practicing physician. Includes service within the local community or abroad, such as, but not limited to, contributions to international aid missions or other pro bono work.

    Award for Health Education Advocate Radiation Oncology
    This award recognizes the professional or public health education activities of a 
    physician, and may include a physician who educates other physicians and healthcare workers. Physicians involved in nonpromotional community service education also considered.

    Award for Leadership & Professionalism Dr. Stephanie Stovall
    This award recognizes the physician who has distinguished himself/
    herself as a leader in medicine within our community or beyond.

    Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Craig Sweet
    This award will go to the nominee who has contributed substantially to the goals and 
    ideals of the medical profession. The nominee’s contributions shall have been sustained and substantial over a significant term of service in the respective county.

  • Distinguished Layperson’s Service Award Julie Ramirez, CAE
    This award shall be made to an individual who has contributed to the 
    achievement of the ideals of medicine through the advancement of medicine, medical science, medical research, medical education or medical care, but are not themselves physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants or other medical staff.

  • Non-Physician Award of Appreciation Meagan Walton, APRN
    This award is for exemplary and lasting impact to medicine above and beyond 
    the call of duty, as a (non-physician) member of the medical profession (e.g., nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other medical staff).

Event Photos 

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This special recognition event is highly marketed and publicized. Based on the level, sponsors enjoy brand exposure often, and in many different forms. Click the button below to download the 2023 Annual Medical Service Awards sponsor brochure. Ready to partner? Email to get started.


THANK YOU 2023 AMSA sponsors!



The Lee County Medical Society Foundation is a 501C3.  # 81-4328651

Donations to the Foundation on behalf of the Physician Wellness Program can be made by clicking HERE
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