Standards Developer Award


Awarded to up to five people annually for major contribution(s) to the development or revision of a specific AAMI standard or international (ISO or IEC) standard under development by an international committee or subcommittee administered by AAMI, or for ongoing contribution(s) or service towards notable advances in standards development. Chairs of the originating committee for a standard are invited to consider nominating any major contributors to the efforts for recognition by AAMI. A public call for nominations also will be issued. Staff nominations (if any) are considered at the discretion of the selection committee. Selection is by the AAMI Standards Board. Awardees receive a plaque that is presented at the AAMI Annual Meeting or other appropriate meeting.

Basis of Award

Any or all of the following types of service shall be considered as the basis for nominating an individual for the Standards Developer Award.

  • Unusually productive service on AAMI-administered committee(s)1 over a substantial period of time.
  • Marked leadership in technical or special activities at the program committee (AAMI Committee on Standards Strategy, AAMI Standards Board) or AAMI-administered technical committee, subcommittee, or working group level, including technical committee executive boards, chairmen advisory groups, etc.
  • Outstanding contributions in the areas of research or testing, leading to new standards development.
  • Symposium, other education or publication activities of special benefit to the work of a technical committee administered by AAMI.
  • Any other outstanding service or activity that has greatly enhanced the prestige or standing, and advanced the interests of, a particular technical committee or AAMI as a whole.

1 AAMI-administered committee include AAMI technical committees and working groups as well as the committees and subcommittees

Nomination deadline

Nomination deadline: 31 January (Nominations received after that date will be considered for the following year’s awards. For example, a nomination received on 31 January 2018 will be considered for the 2018 awards; a nomination received on 1 February 2018 will be considered for the 2019 awards.)

Make your nomination online. For more information, contact Allison Rafti at +1-703-253-8296 or

Standards Developer Awards
 2017  Denny Treu 2011  Pat Baird
 2017  Charles Hancock 2011  Carl Pantiskas
 2017  Anita Sawyer 2011  Nathaniel Sims, MD
 2017  Damien Berg 2011  Matthew B. Weinger, MS, MD
 2017  Richard Schule  2010  Mike Scholla, PhD
 2016  C. Phillip Cogdill  2010  David Osborn
 Dr. John Hedley-Whyte  2009  Trabue D. Bryans
 Dr. Byron Lambert  2009  Harry F. Bushar, PhD
 2016  Harold (Hal) Yeager  2009  James Gibson
 Mike Schmidt  2009  Veronica Ivans
 Ramona Conner and Cynthia Spry  2008  Joyce Hansen
2015  Alan Tallentire  2008  Klaus Neuder, MD
2015  J. S. (Stan) Wiley  2008  Ed Kimmelman
2015  Ajit Yoganathan, PhD  2007  Lee Fischbach
2014  Richard Bancroft  2007  Ronald Easterling
 2014  Eamon Hoxey, PhD  2007  Charles Sidebottom
 2014  Ron Reitan  2007  James Whitby
 2013  Philip Schneider  2007  James Whitby
2013  Richard Ward, PhD    
2012  Barry F. J. Page