Humanitarian Award

Nicholas Greene, M.D. Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution - Accepting Nominations

The ASA Nicholas Greene, M.D. Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution will be awarded annually to the ASA member who meets one or more of the criteria, is nominated by a peer or colleague and selected by the Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach.

Nicholas M Greene Humanitarian Award for GHO ASA

Award Criteria

  • ASA Member with a long term commitment to humanitarian aid and disaster relief within the U.S. (or their country of origin) or internationally
  • ASA Member who has contributed to international anesthesia education and training in low income countries
  • ASA Member who has made a substantial contribution to the humanitarian aid and disaster relief literature within anesthesia or otherwise
  • ASA Member who has made a unique sacrifice to serve others in their community, in the U.S. (or their country of origin) or internationally
  • ASA Member who has contributed to the humanitarian aid and disaster relief community through innovation, technology, data outcomes analysis, etc.

Award Process

Any member of the ASA meeting of the above criteria may be nominated by filling out the nomination form and submitting it to governance@asahq.org with the following by April 30th each year:

  • One letter of support
  • One updated CV
  • Statement that the nominee is willing to be considered
  • Documentation of International Involvement should not exceed 5 pages

All NMG award applications will be reviewed by the GHO committee and the years recipient informed well in advance of the ASA annual meeting.

The Humanitarian Award will be presented each year at the annual meeting in the form of a certificate/plaque consistent with other awards, signed by the ASA president and chair of the ASA GHO Committee.

Current Award Winner

Humanitarian Award Winner Mark Newton MD

2016 Award Winner: Mark W. Newton, M.D.

The following is an excerpt from one of Dr. Newton’s letters of support:
"Dr. Newton and his family moved to East Africa in 1997, and he has lived within walking distance of Kijabe Hospital in Kenya full-time for over 18 years…In Kenya, through a partnership with the Kenya Ministry of Health, Dr. Newton has organized a program of anesthesia education and training for local anesthesia providers. This program has graduated providers, up to 20 students per class, who are qualified in basic general and regional anesthesia techniques, and who have remained in the rural areas of Kenya, providing safe anesthesia care. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of Dr. Newton's 'teach a man to fish' approach to anesthesia in Kenya."

Past Award Winners:

2015 Award Winner: Medge M. Owen, M.D.
2014 Award Winner: Lena E. Dohlman, M.D., M.P.H.
2013 Award Winner:  George A. Gregory, M.D.
2012 Award Winner:  Angela Enright. OC, MB, FRCPC
2011 Award Winner:  Phillip O. Bridenbaugh, M.D.