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The Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation has a rich history of recognizing its members and others in the community for outstanding service. Nominations are accepted throughout the year with recipients selected by the TCMSF Board.  Award criteria and deadlines can be found below.
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Boeckmann Community Service and Leadership Award

Shotwell Award

Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award

Twin Cities Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship
Awarded to a third year University of Minnesota Medical Student, the recipient is selected by the University of Minnesota Foundation in recognition of proven leadership and achievement.



2016 Patrick J. Flynn, M.D.

2015
David J Dries, M.D.

2014
Michael B. Belzer, M.D.

2013
Stephen C. Battista, M.D.

2012
Joseph J. Westermeyer, M.D.

         Anthony A. Spagnolo, M.D.

2011
Stacy Roback, M.D.


2010
Joseph M. Cardamone, M.D.

          Richard A. Carlson, M.D.

2009 Charles L. Murray, M.D.

2008 John H. Kersey, M.D.

2007 John A. Reichert, M.D.

2006 Warren J. Warwick, M.D.

2005 Burton S. Schwartz, M.D.

2004 Gordon Aamoth, M.D.

2003 Ernest Ruiz, M.D.

2002 James D. Lehmann, M.D.

2001 Edward A.L. Spenny, M.D.

2000 William Gamble, M.D.

1999 Alfred F. Michael, M.D.

1998 A. Stuart Hanson, M.D.

1997 Cassius M.C. Ellis, M.D.

1996 B.J. Kennedy, M.D.

1995 Paul Bowlin, M.D.

1994 William J. Carr, M.D.

1993 Hugh D. Westgate, M.D.


1992 Alivin L. Schultz, M.D. 

1991
 James C. Mankey, M.D.


1990 
M. Elizabeth Craig, M.D.


1989
Richard B. Raile, M.D.


1988 O.L. Norman Nelson, M.D.

1987 Donald F. Gleason, M.D.
         Claude R. Hitchcock, M.D.

1986 Paul S. Blake, M.D.

1985 Stuart Lane Arey, M.D.

1984 Frank E. Johnson, M.D.

1983 Malcolm A. McCannel, M.D.

1982 Howard L. Horns, M.D.

1981 John I. Coe, M.D.

1980 John H. Moe, M.D.

1979 Robert E. Priest, M.D.

1978 Arnold S. Anderson, M.D.

1977 Reuben Berman, M.D.

1976 Tague C. Chisholm, M.D.
         Lyle French M.D.

1975 Ragnvald S. Ylvisaker, M.D.

1974 Cecil J. Watson, M.D.

1973 John W. Johnson, M.D.

1972 C.D. Creevy, M.D.

1971 Lawrence F. Richdorf, M.D.

1970
 Herman E. Drill, M.D.

1969
Stanley R. Maxeiner, M.D.


1968 Carol O. Rice, M.D.

1967 Leonard A. Lang, M.D.

1966 Orwood J. Campbell, M.D.

1965 Thomas Lowry, M.D.

1964 Thomas J. Kinsella, M.D.

1963 Arthur A. Zierold, M.D.

1962 No award given

1961 Moses Barron, M.D.

1960 No award given

1959 No award given

1958 Ralph T. Knight, M.D.

1957 George E. Fahr, M.D.

1956 Silas C. Anderson, M.D.

1955 Thomas A. Peppard, M.D.

1954 Edgar J. Huenekens, M.D.

1953 Henry L. Ulrich, M.D.

1952 S. Marx White, M.D.
tcmsf logo swishCharles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award

Background

The late Mr. Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers established this award, originally called the St. Barnabas Bowl, in 1951. Mr. Bolles-Rogers served on the St. Barnabas Hospital Board of Trustees and was President of that Board for many years.

Mr. Bolles-Rogers died in 1975 at the age of 91 but prior to his death, he made provision for this award to be funded in perpetuity.
Asclepius (A-sclep-us)  is the demigod of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts, while his daughter, Hygieia (Hy-jee-uh), is associated with the prevention of sickness and the continuation of good health.

Mythology
Coronis became pregnant with Asclepius by Apollo but fell in love with Ischys, son of Elatus. A crow informed Apollo of the affair and he sent his sister, Artemis, to kill Coronis. Her body was burned on a funeral pyre, staining the white feathers of the crows permanently black. Apollo rescued the baby by performing the first caesarean section and gave it to the centaur Chiron to raise.

Chiron taught Asclepius the art of surgery, teaching him to be the most well respected doctor of his day. According to the Pythian Odes of Pindar, Chiron also taught him the use of drugs, incantations and love potions. Apollodorus claimed that Athena gave him a vial of blood from the Gorgons. Gorgon blood had magical properties: if taken from the left side of the Gorgon, it was a fatal poison; from the right side, the blood was capable of bringing the dead back to life. According to some, Asclepius fought alongside the Achaeans in the Trojan War, and cured Philoctetes of his famous snake bite. Asclepius’ powers were not appreciated by all, and his ability to revive the dead soon drew the ire of Zeus, who struck him down with a thunderbolt. According to some, Zeus was angered, specifically, by Asclepius’ acceptance of money in exchange for resurrection. Asclepius’ death at the hands of Zeus illustrates man’s inability to challenge the natural order that separates mortal men from the gods.

The Shotwell Award
Rising from the logo base of the Hennepin Medical Society is the symbol of medicine, the staff of Asclepius. Grasping the staff and suspended by it are the figures of Asclepius and Hygieia. The original, ancient Hippocratic Oath begins with the invocation “I swear by Apollo the Physician and by Asclepius and by Hygieia and Panacea and by all the gods . . .” these figures represent the dynamic pursuit of innovation in medicine.

Shotwell Award

 
2016 - Patricia F. Walker, M.D.

2015- EDWARD P. EHLINGER,M.D., M.S.P.H.

2014 - ROBERT G. HAUSER, M.D., F.A.C.C, F.H.R.S

2013 - GLEN D. NELSON, M.D.
Chairman of GDN Holdings, LLC (Aviation, Medical Products and Services) with a focus on assisting healthcare startup ventures in Minnesota.

2012 - SENATOR LINDA BERGLIN
Served in the MN House of Representatives, 1973-80 (District 59A) and in the Senate 1981-2011 (Districts 59, 60, 61).

2011 - MARY BRAINERD
President and CEO for HealthPartners.

2010 - FRANK CERRA, M.D.
First to hold the dual position of Senior Vice President of the Academic Health Center and Dean, University of Minnesota Medical School.

2009 - KENT S. WILSON, M.D.
Medical director, Honoring Choices Minnesota, an advanced care planning process.

2008 - ROBERT A. VAN TASSEL, M.D.
Founder, Minneapolis Heart Institute.

2007 - A. Stuart Hanson, M.D.
Park Nicollet Physician who took the lead over several decades on the tobacco issue and abuse in the medical workplace among other public health issues.

2006 - MARY ANN BLADE
CEO, Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency. MVNA provides an enormous amount of public health nursing care to our community. 

2005 - RONALD E. CRANFORD, M.D.
Contributed to the field of clinical ethics/neuroethics since 1970s and participated in commissions, task forces, and publications on issues including defining death, persistent vegetative state, and ethical issues regarding the terminally ill.

2004 - ALFRED F. MICHAEL, M.D.
Dean of the U of M Medical School, leader, administrator, researcher, and clinician. He has made a career of making contributions to the medical school and is noted as having made a tremendous impact on medicine. He was involved in the first ever-external renal biopsy in a child. His biggest accomplishment is in turning around the medical school with defined areas of focus and faculty recruitment.

2003 - WILLIAM E. JACOTT, M.D.
Head, Department of Family Practice, U of M Medical School; AMA Commissioner and Board Chair, JCAHO; Trustee, American Medical Association; and Family Physician, Duluth, MN.

2002 - MICHAEL T. OSTERHOLM, PH.D.
Visionary efforts of educating the public and health care community on the threat of Bioterrorism and preeminence in field of epidemiology.

2001 - PAUL G. QUIE, M.D. 
Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

2001 - GORDON SPRENGER
President & CEO, Allina Health System.

2000 - DONNELL D. ETZWILER, M.D.
International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet Clinic

1999 - WINSTON R. WALLIN
University of Minnesota Academic Health Center

1998 - THOMAS SWAIN
Chair, Minnesota Health Care Commission.

1997 - CARL PLATOU
Created the model for hospital systems; established the St. Thomas University MBA Program for physicians and clinic managers.

1996 - WILLIAM E. PETERSEN, M.D.
First Vice President for Medical Affairs, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital.

1995 - SISTER MARY MADONNA ASHTON
President and Chief Executive Officer, Carondelet LifeCare Ministries.

1994 - THOMAS W. HOBAN
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President, Hennepin Medical Society.

1993 - ARNOLD S. ANDERSON, M.D.
Founder, St. Louis Park Medical Center, and Founder, Minneapolis Children’s Medical Center.

1991 - ALVIN L. SCHULTZ, M.D.
Sr. Vice President, Medical Affairs, HealthOne Corporation Chief of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center.

1990 - STANLEY COWLE

1989 - M. ELIZABETH CRAIG, M.D.

1988 - JAY PHILLIPS

1987 - PAUL BLAKE, M.D.

1986 - MAURICE MCKAY

1985 - NEAL L. GAULT, JR., M.D.

1984 - ROBERT O. QUELLO, M.D.

1983 - CARL GUSTAFSON

1982 - SISTER MARY BRIGH CASSIDY

1981 - LYLE A. FRENCH, M.D.

1980 - ROBERT T. KELLY, M.D.

1979 - MARVIN BORMAN
President, West Metro Trustee Council.

1978 - RICHARD FREY, M.D.

1977 - RICHARD E. YADEAU, M.D.

1976 - O. L. NORMAN NELSON, M.D.

1975 - FRANK JOHNSON, M.D.; THEODORE H. PETERSON, M.D.; JOSEPH KISER, M.D.

1974 - GERRY MORSE
President of Council of Community Hospitals; member of Blue Cross Board of Directors; Chairman of Twin City Health Care Development Project; State Board of Human Rights

1973 - RICHARD ANONSEN, M.D.
President, Foundation for Health Care Evaluation.

1972 - THOMAS P. COOK
Executive Secretary, Hennepin County Medical Society.

1971 - ROBERT NEFF BARR, M.D.
Secretary and Executive Officer of the Minnesota Department of Health.

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