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ATS PAR Awards

William J. Martin, II
Distinguished Achievement Award

The recipient of the William J. Martin, II Distinguished Achievement Award is an honor awarded to a person who embodies the many characteristics of its namesake listed below.

  • Innovative Spirit
  • Outstanding Leadership Skills
  • Impressive History in Public Service
  • Passion for Patients

The award is presented each year at the ATS PAR Symposium at the ATS International Conference. Past recipients of this award are:

2003 – William J. Martin II, MD [Bio]
2004 – Gordon L. Snider, MD
2005 – John H. Newman, MD [Bio]
2006 – Homer Boushey, MD [Bio]
2007 – Thomas R. Martin, MD [Bio]
2008 – Bruce C. Trapnell, MD [Bio]
2009 – Jacob Iasha Sznajder, MD
2010 – Timothy Cote, MD, MP [Bio]
         – Peter Saltonstall [Bio]
2011 – Joan Schiller, MD [Bio]
2012 – Leland Fan, MD
2013 – Michael D. McGoon, MD [Bio]


PAR Excellence Award

The recipient of the PAR Excellence Award is an honor awarded by persons affected by pulmonary disease to a domestic or international individual, group or institution from any lay, professional or government field who has improved the lives of patients by:

  • Enabling research and advancing the understanding of disease through legislation, advocacy or philanthropy;
  • Performing basic or clinical scientific works that have produced tangible and significant benefits for affected individuals
  • Providing vision, hope, support or relief to those who live with life–threatening pulmonary illness

The award is presented each year at the ATS PAR Symposium at the ATS International Conference. Past Recipients of this award are:

2003 – Claude Lenfant, MD
           James P. Kiley, BS, MS, PhD [Bio]
           Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD [Bio]
2004 – Steven Groft, Pharm D
2005 – Dean Schraufnagel, MD [Bio]
2006 – Sheldon Siegel, MD [Bio]
2007 – Gordon D. Rubenfeld, MD [Bio]
2008 – Margaret S. Herridge, MSc, MD, MPH [Bio]
2009 – Bernadette Gochuico, MD [Bio]
2010 – Roy Brower, MD [Bio]
2011 – Frank McCormack, MD [Bio]
2012 – Gregory Cosgrove, MD [Bio]
2013 – Byron Thomashow, MD [Bio]