Aug. 22, 2013
OSU-COM alumnus named AOF Outstanding Resident of the Year
The American Osteopathic Foundation recently named OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine alumnus Binh T. Phung, D.O., the 2013 Outstanding Resident of the Year. He will be honored at the organization’s “Honors” celebration in Las Vegas on Sept. 29.
Each year, AOF honors two osteopathic physicians from across the nation for this celebrated honor. The award recognizes outstanding residents who demonstrate a combination of clinical promise, innovation, skills in health care and commitment to the profession. Phung, who completed his pediatric residency at OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU Medical Center, will receive $5,000 as part of the award.
As a medical student, Phung was president of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians Peds Club at OSU-COM and helped establish the Mini-Med School for Kids program, which teaches elementary school students about ways to combat obesity. Phung was named the OSU-COM 2010 Student Doctor of Osteopathy of the Year, which recognizes the overall achievements of outstanding students and emphasizes service to the community. He was also named OSU Medical Center Resident of the Year.
Phung recently joined OSU Physicians Pediatrics and is serving as a clinical assistant professor at OSU-CHS.
The AOF is the philanthropic arm of the American Osteopathic Association. For more than 60 years, the AOF has supported philanthropic activities that improve people’s health and enhance the osteopathic profession.