State Representative Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) yesterday presented a House resolution to John O’Handley, from Hilliard, on being named the 2017 OAFP Family Medicine Educator of the Year.

Dr. O’Handley is the medical director for Mount Carmel Health System Community Outreach in Columbus, where he precepts medical students and residents on the Outreach Mobile Clinic, a 40-foot mobile medical coach that provides free basic medical care to Central Ohioans in need.

After attending medical school at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Dr. O’Handley completed his residency training at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in Missouri before eventually coming to Ohio where he has held various other positions relating to family medicine education.

“It was an honor to welcome Dr. O’Handley to the Ohio House of Representatives to be recognized for this outstanding accomplishment,” said Rep. Hughes. “His contributions to family medicine education are an invaluable asset to our community.”

According to its website, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) presents this award annually to a family medicine educator who is a capable teacher of family medicine, a successful administrator/practitioner, a productive research/scholar and an inspiring leader. Additional criteria include possessing ten years of post-residency experience, being actively caring for patients and a member of the OAFP.

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