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Family Medicine Resident of the Year

Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, MD, 2016 Recipient


In 2010, the CAFP Foundation bestowed its first Resident of the Year Award to a resident who represents the finest characteristics of family medicine, including a commitment to leadership, communication, mentorship and advocacy. The winner of this award is selected by the CAFP Foundation, with input from the Medical Student and Resident Affairs Committee based on nominations presented by the Medical Student and Resident Leadership Councils.  The 2016 Family Medicine Resident of the Year is Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, MD.

Dr. Mroszczyk-McDonald is completing his residency at Kaiser Fontana and has been accepted into the Sports Medicine Fellowship there for the Fall. He is a member of CAFP’s Legislative Affairs Committee and represents the AAFP as an Alternate Delegate to the AMA.  In 2011, pro triathlete and physician Alex was hit by a pickup truck while on a bike training ride and suffered two broken legs. Alex was operated on for six hours at Duke University Medical Center and was told he might never run again.  When you meet Alex, what is immediately obvious is that he has tremendous focus and passion for change.  His recovery culminated in running the Los Angeles Marathon and is nothing short of inspiring. Alex missed the presentation of the award during the 2016 Family Medicine Clinical Forum because he was in Boston preparing to run the Boston Marathon. That same focus and energy is something that he brings to his patient care and his growing leadership work.

Alex represents the finest of our next generation of family physician leaders and is deserving of this prestigious award.  Congratulations, Dr. Mroszczyk-McDonald!

Past Recipients

2015: Aaron Edelstein, MD, MBA 2013: Raul Ayala, MD 2011: Ashby Wolfe, MD
2014: Daniel Pio, MD 2012: Alisha Dyer, MD;
Charlene Hauser, MD; and
Randi Sokol, MD
2010: Veronica Jordan, MD