March 15, 2016



CAMA presents a number of awards each year during the Honors Night Banquet at the Annual Scientific Meeting. These awards are an exciting way to recognize not only CAMA members, but also Aviation Medical Examiners and other medical and aviation professionals for their work in the aerospace industry or in the medical profession. An explanation of each award, criteria for consideration of the award, and recipients of each award is provided below:


Award type:
Established by Harvey Watt & Company to recognize an outstanding Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) each year.

Recipient Criteria:
• Provides exceptional service to his/her airmen to assure longevity and safety in aviation
• Provides counseling and guidance for health maintenance going beyond the routine FAA physical examination, recommending and educating the airman in his/her responsibility for health maintenance.
• Works closely with the airman to assure the correct diagnosis is made, remaining alert and vigilant for conditions which might affect the health of aviators and providing guidance for early intervention
• Demonstrates his/her commitment to the health maintenance of those who fly and the safety of flight
• Gives time willingly and unselfishly to educate airmen, families, and the public in aviation medical matters
• Provides an exceptional service to airmen, the aviation industry, and the FAA


2004  Charles Berry, MD

2005  Hal Conwell, MD

2006  Robert Stein, MD

2007  Stacy Vereen, MD

2008  DeWayne Caviness, MD

2009  David Bryman, DO

2010  James Almand, MD

2011  Petra Illig, MD

2012  Gordon L. Ritter, DO

2013  Mark C. Eidson, MD

2014  Clayton T. Cowl, MD, M.S.

2015  Warren Silberman, DO, MPH

2016  Courtney D. Scott, Jr., DO, MPH

2017  Gerald W. Saboe, DO, MPH

2018  Andrew H. Miller, MD

2019 Raymond S. Basri, MD, FACS


Recipient Criteria: (all of the following are acceptable for consideration)

  • Aircrew Member who, through personal skills and judgment, has averted or limited potential injury to others, before, during, or after his/her flight duties
    • Conceptual Aeromedical Technologist who has been personally responsible for a concept or concepts that have served to directly advance the welfare of aircrew members and/or their passengers
    • Legislator who has been instrumental in protection Civil Aviation Activities, from burdensome political regulatory encroachment, which clearly serves to maintain individual airman freedom
    • Physician who has distinguished himself/herself by the mass educational expansion of the mandated flight physical into a periodic overall examining procedure, serving as a means for the early detection of disease with potentially life-limiting or fatal consequences in both men and women
    • Aircraft passenger who has meritoriously served his or her fellow man during or following an inflight emergency


1991 Captain Al Haynes

1992 Robert F. Lash, MD

1993 Robert L. Wick, MD

1994 John K. Lauber, Ph.D

1995 Floyd F. McSpadden, MD

1996 William K. Kershner

1997 Peter V. Siegel, MD

1998 Heinz F. Wykypiel, MD

1999 John D. Hastings, MD

2000 Audie W. Davis, MD, and

James L. Harris, M.Ed

2001 Charles E. Billings, MD

2002 Per-Johan Cappelen, MD

2003 Barton Pakull, MD

2004 Felix M. Maguire

2005 Michael Bagshaw, MD

2006 Stephen V. A. Blizzard, MD

2007 Frederick E. Tilton, MD

2008 John and Martha King

2009 Charles A. Berry, MD

2010 Robin E. Dodge, MD

2011 Story Musgrave, MD

2012 Col. Mark Tillman, USAF

2013 James M. Vanderploeg, MD, MPH

2014 James R. Fraser, MD, MPH

2015 Col. Elmo “Mo” Baker, USAF (ret.)

2016 No award designated.

2017 Richard S. Williams, MD, MPH

2018 Donald R. Lee

2019 Gerald Dubowitz, MBChB, MD


Recipient Criteria:

Presented annually to the individual(s) who as a CAMA member has demonstrated administrative excellence in support of CAMA and its ideals.


2008  James L. & Sammie Harris

2009  A. Duane Catterson, MD

2010  Gordon L. Ritter, DO

2011  Earl Beard, MD

2012  James L. Carpenter, MD

2013  John D. Hastings, MD

2014  David P. Millett, MD, MPH

2015  Russell B. Rayman, MD, MPH

2016  Sherry Sandoval

2017  Robert Haddon, MD, M.S.

2018  Gregory A. Pinnell, MD

2019 Robin Dodge, MD


Recipient Criteria: This award is at the discretion of the CAMA President, designed to recognize an individual who has done the most to promote the CAMA mission during the year.


1986  Robert Wick, MD

1987  Forrest Bird, MD

1993  Floyd F. McSpadden, MD

1997  Earl F. Beard, MD

1998  Heinz Wykypiel, MD

2000  Sammie Harris

2001  David P. Millett, MD

2002  Warren Silberman, DO, MPH

2005  Luis Amezcua, MD

2008  David A. Bryman, DO

2009  Clayton T. Cowl, MD, M.S.

2011  John D. Hastings, MD

2012  Sherry M. Sandoval

2013  Frederick E. Tilton, MD, MPH

2014  Russell B. Rayman, MD, MPH

2015  Gerald W. Saboe, DO, MPH

2016  Robert Haddon, MD, MS

2017  David G. Schall, MD, MPH

2018  Marcel V. Dionne, MD, MPH

2019 Richard Ronan Murphy, MBChB


Recipient Criteria: Established and sponsored by the Civil Aviation Medical Association in memory of John A. Tamisiea, MD Awarded annually to an aviation medical examiner or other individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the art and science of aviation medicine in its application to the general aviation field, it is presented at the annual Aerospace Medical Association meeting each spring at its Honors Night gala event.


1963  Herbert F. Fenwick, MD

1964  Delazon S. Bostwick, MD

1965  Neil E. Baxter, MD

1966  George B. McNeely, MD

1967  Howard A. Dishongh, MD

1968  J. Harold Brown, MD

1969  Thomas A. Coates, MD

1970  H. D. Vickers, MD

1971  William Gillespie, MD

1972  James Y. Bradfield, MD

1973  Harold N. Brown, MD

1974  Luis A. Amezcua-G., MD

1975  Robert L. Wick, Jr., MD

1976  Harry L. Gibbons, MD

1977  Harold V. Ellingson, MD

1978  Silvio Finkelstein, MD

1979  Audie W. Davis, Jr., MD

1980  Charles E. Billings, MD

1981  James L. Harris, M.Ed.

1982  Gerald S. Backenstoe, MD

1983  D. Owen Coons, MD, MPH

1984  Milton H. Gordon, MD

1985  John C. Lane, MB, BS

1986  Robert F. Lash, MD

1987  Russell B. Rayman, MD, MPH

1988  Jon L. Jordan, MD, JD

1989  William H. Hark, MD

1990 Charles A. Berry, MD, MPH

1991  Marion C. Wagnon, MD

1992  Robert S. Poole, MD

1993  Robin E. Dodge, MD

1994  Reizo Kikuchi, MD, PhD

1995  Melchor Antuñano, MD

1996  John D. Hastings, MD

1997  Douglas R. Burnett, MEd

1998  Richard S. Williams, MD, MPH

1999  No Award

2000  Halford R. Conwell, MD

2001  Allen J. Parmet, MD, MPH

2002  No Award

2003  Victor M. Rico-Jaime, MD MS

2004  Michael A. Berry, MD, MS

2005  Graeme Maclarn, MB, BS, D.Av.Med., M.Eng.Sci., FRAes

2006  David P. Millett, MD, MPH

2007  Eduard M. Ricaurte, MD

2008  Prof. Dr. Uwe Stueben

2009  Mary A. Cimrmancic, DDS

2010  Guillermo J. Salazar, MD

2011  David Salisbury, MD, Col.(Ret.), CF

2012  David A. Bryman, DO

2013  Carlos Staff, MD

2014  Pooshan Navathe, MD

2015  Susan E. Northrup, MD, MPH

2016  Kevin Herbert, MBChB, DAvMed.

2017  Mark C. Eidsen, MD

2018 Paulo M. Alves, MD, MS

2019 David G. Schall, MD, MPH


Recipient criteria:

Fellows are those CAMA members who are singled out by the Executive Board for having made outstanding contributions to civil aviation medicine. They must be deemed by the membership committee to meet all the requisite and at least three of the additional requirements listed below:

Requisite requirements:

  1. Be a CAMA member in good standing for a minimum of five years
  2. Be a regular, interested participant in CAMA, as demonstrated by frequent meeting attendance, submission of articles to the Flight Physician, committee participation, etc.
  3. Have an active interest in civil aviation medicine, as demonstrated by medical practice or participation in aviation medical activities
  4. Be well-respected by peers in National and/or International aviation medical organizations

Additional accolades supporting candidacy:

  1. Be an FAA Regional Flight Surgeon, holder of a higher appointment, or have a comparable medical position in a foreign country
  2. Be a senior FAA CAMI scientist of an equivalent scientist in a foreign country
  3. Have been elected to a CAMA leadership position
  4. Be board certified in aerospace medicine or have equivalent foreign academic credentials
  5. Have authored published scientific papers or books on aeromedical subjects
  6. Have served as a senior medical officer for an airline
  7. Have served as an aerospace medical officer or consultant to an aerospace company
  8. Have been elected to a leadership position in AsMA or an equivalent medical organization concerned with civil aviation
  9. Have accomplished during his/her career an accumulated body of work in the field of aerospace medicine that is deemed by the selection committee to be on a par with the other listed additional requirements

CAMA Fellows:


James Almand, MD

Luis Amezcua, MD

Forrest Bird, MD

Stephen Blizzard, MD

Duane Catterson, MD

Halford Conwell, MD

Robin Dodge, MD

James L. Harris, MEd

John Hastings, MD

Young Stokes, MD

James Tucker, MD

Stacy Vereen, MD

Harold Walgren, MD


Earl Beard, MD

David Bryman, DO

Mark Eidson, MD

Aynalem Gebremarium, MD

James Heins, MD

Richard Jennings, MD, MPH

David Millett, MD, MPH

Hugh O’Neill, MD

Warren Silberman, DO, MPH

Robert Stein, MD

Rodney Williams, MD

Alex Wolbrink, MD


Michael Bagshaw, MD

Clayton T. Cowl, MD, MS

Audie Davis, MD

Susan Northrup, MD

Russell Rayman, MD, MPH

  1. David Rummel, MD


Charles Berry, MD

Michael Berry, MD

Charles Billings, MD

Katherine Helleur, MD

Ernst Hollmann, MD

Stanley Mohler, MD

Gordon Ritter, DO

Albert Van der Waag, MD

Heinz Wykypiel, MD


DeWayne Caviness, MD

Graeme Maclarn, MD

Frederick E. Tilton, MD, MPH

Randall Caviness, MD

Andrew Miller, MD

Farhad Sahiar, MD

Frank Pettyjohn, MD

Estol Belflower, MD

Thomas Faulkner, MD


Avinoam Barlev, MD

Petra Illig, MD

David Salisbury, MD

Per-Johan Cappelen, MD

Story Musgrave, MD


James L. Carpenter, MD

James R. Fraser, MD


Jay A. Danforth, MD

James M. Vanderploeg, MD, MPH


Paulo M. Alves, MD

Denise L. Baisden, MD

Gerald W. Saboe, DO, MPH


Bruce B. Chien, MD

Robert J. Gordon, DO

John S. Raniolo, DO

Reddoch Williams, MD


No fellows designated.


Michael F. Boyer, MD

James R. DeVoll, MD, MPH

Daniel Danczyk, MD, MPH

Edmond F. Feeks, MD, MPH

Fred A. Furgang, MD

Harriet Lester, MD

Gregory A. Pinnell, MD

Sean K. Roden, MD

Richard S. Roth, MD

Sergio B. Seoane, MD


Stephen D. Leonard, MD

Richard Ronan Murphy, MBChB

Leigh L. Speicher, MD

Stephen J.H. Veronneau, MS, MS

Kathleen A. Yodice, Esq., JD


Steven I. Altchuler, MD, PhD

Gary E. Crump

James L. Edwards, MD

Robert Haddon, MD

Alan M. Kozarsky, MD

David G. Schall, MD, MPH

Courtney D. Scott, Jr., DO, MPH

Basil P. Spyropolous, MD