The Association of American Physicians is a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 by seven physicians, including Dr. William Osler and Dr. William Henry Welch, for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” The Association is composed of members who are leading senior physician scientists and are competitively selected. Currently we have over 1700 active members and approximately 600 emeritus and honorary members from the United States, Canada and other countries. The goals of its members include the pursuit of medical knowledge, and the advancement through experimentation and discovery of basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine. Each year, individuals having attained excellence in achieving these goals, are recognized by nomination for membership by the Council of the Association. Their election gives them the opportunity to share their scientific discoveries and contributions with their colleagues at the annual meeting.

To be eligible for nomination, you have to be nominated by a member and seconded by a member. The nominee works with the nominator on the information required that is then submitted by the nominator. To view eligibility and what is required in the on-line application click here

2019 Nomination Schedule

  • July 23, 2018 - Nominations Open
  • October 19, 2018 - Nominations Deadline
  • October 23, 2018 - Letters of Support Open
  • November 13, 2018 - Letters of Support Deadline
  • November 19, 2018 - Reviews Open for Council
  • January 21, 2019 - Council Deadline
  • February 07, 2019 - Council Meeting
  • February 08, 2019 - Council Meeting Ends
  • February 20, 2019 - Annual Ballot
  • March 16, 2019 - Ballot Deadline

2019 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting
April 5-7, 2019
The Fairmont – Chicago, Illinois

The next ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting is April 5-7, 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The 2019 Planning Committee is looking forward to another excellent program that includes outstanding scientific sessions and provides a forum for discussion of policy and career issues relevant to physician-scientists.

To register for the meeting go to:

Upcoming Meetings

ASCI/AAP 2019 Joint Meeting

April 5-7, 2019
The Fairmont Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

ASCI/AAP 2020 Joint Meeting

April 3-5, 2020
The Fairmont Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

2019 Presidential Address

John M. Carethers, MD


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2018 Elected Members