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The Robert B. Mellins, M.D. Outstanding Achievement Award

This award is given to a candidate at the Instructor, Assistant Professor, or early Associate Professor level, who is recognized for their achievements in scholarship or research over the course of their career to date.


  • Candidate should be acknowledged for making seminal contributions to the science or practice of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine.
  • Candidate should be recognized by their peers as an outstanding clinician and/or researcher, teacher, and mentor.
  • Contributions to the Pediatrics Assembly in the form of committee participation or Chairmanship will be viewed favorably.
  • Candidates in Pediatric Pulmonary, Critical Care and Neonatal Medicine will be considered.

Past Recipients of the Robert B. Mellins, M.D Oustanding Achievement Award:

2020 - Jennifer Wambach, MD
2019 - Gustavo Nino, MD
2018 - Don B. Sanders, MD, MS
2017 - Erick Forno, MD, MPH
2016 - Lucas R. Hoffman, MD, PhD
2015 - Eric D. Austin, MD
2014 - Lisa R. Young, MD
2013 - Robert Freishtat, MD, MPH