Ariz. -- Scottsdale, Ariz. - Arizona
physician and Arizona Medical Board member William
R. Martin, III, M.D. will receive the American Medical
Association Foundation Leadership Award. The award,
to be presented March 2, 2003 in Washington, D.C.,
honors just 25 young physicians for demonstrated strong
non-clinical leadership skills within organized medicine
or community affairs and have an interest in further
developing these skills within organized medicine.
When questioned about the award, Martin, 39, said,
“I am extremely honored to be one of this year’s
recipients. While it recognizes many of my past accomplishments,
it also spurs continued growth and development.”
Martin also expressed his pleasure being the only
Arizona physician and only orthopaedic physician chosen.
His application, which listed a balance of local and
national leadership roles, was one of the 75 applications
the American Medical Association received.
William R. Martin, III, M.D. is a practicing Orthopaedic
Surgeon at Canyon Orthopaedic Surgeons, Ltd., in Phoenix.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the
Arizona Kidney Foundation and the Dr. Charles E. Gavin
Memorial Foundation. Dr. Martin has been a member
of the National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People since 1973. He is a member of the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical
Association, the Arizona Medical Association, the
Arizona Orthopaedic Association, the Maricopa County
Medical Society and the Western Orthopaedic Association.