ABFAS Presents 2021 Michael L. Stone Awards

Recipients of the 2021 Michael L. Stone, DPM, Professional Conduct Awards

May 12, 2021

Today, ABFAS President William Adams, DPM, presented via virtual meeting the 2021 Michael L. Stone, DPM, Outstanding Professional Conduct Awards to nine outstanding individuals. The presentation is available for viewing on Vimeo.

Annual awardees are determined by the professors and fellow students at their respective podiatric medical colleges, and represent the highest standard of professionalism, deportment, and ethics in their interactions with peers, professors, and staff. The recipients receive a plaque and a cash award of $2,000 to be used at the student’s discretion.

Please join ABFAS in congratulating the 2021 Michael L. Stone, DPM, Outstanding Professional Conduct Award winners!

Pictured above, from top left:

  • Neenah Aguirre-Wong | Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
  • Samuel Clellen | Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Jae Yoon Kim | California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
  • Benjamin Bogert | Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Akshitha Sreeram | Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Taylor Saucier | Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Thomas Milisits | New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Michelle Garcia | Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Kira Cramer | Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine
The award is named for Michael L. Stone, DPM. Dr. Stone gave generously of his time and energy as a member of committees, as an officer, as president, and as the longest serving member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Stone was deeply committed to elevating the standards and quality of residency training, and was the embodiment of outstanding professional conduct, respect, and ethics. 

The Outstanding Professional Conduct Award dates to 2003, and upon Dr. Stone's passing in 2004, the organization named the award for him as a testimony to his dedication for the continuing elevation of the educational standards of the podiatric profession.