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Society honors Jon Englund, MD

Release Date: April 21, 2011
Contact: Lisa Hildebrand - 608.442.3765 lisa.hildebrand@wismed.org

Madison, Wis. (April 21, 2011) – Jon Englund, MD, of Orthopedic Associates of Wisconsin in Waukesha was honored Friday, April 8 with the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Physician Citizen of the Year Award. Doctor Englund received the award along with five other physicians during the Society’s Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.

The Physician Citizen of the Year Award was created to recognize physicians who have volunteered their time and talents to improve their communities and the state of Wisconsin. The annual award recognizes physicians for civic, cultural, economic and charitable services they provide to their communities.

A primary care sports medicine physician, Dr. Englund provides medical services at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee health center, aiding students with musculoskeletal injuries and concerns. He also volunteers at two other clinics, as team physician for Waukesha South High School, at Carroll University, for the USA Men’s soccer teams and for numerous other groups.

“His dedication to the medical profession along with the countless hours Dr. Englund volunteers to help those less fortunate make him an exceptional recipient of the Physician Citizen of the Year Award,” said Society Board Chair Kevin Jessen, MD, in presenting the award.

Doctor Englund thanked the many co-workers who nominated him, saying: “that was even more gratifying to see that the work I do is recognized by them.”

He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

The other physicians receiving Physician Citizen of the Year Awards on April 8 were: Donn Dexter, MD, Eau Claire; Douglas Dulli, MD, Madison; Paul Loomis, MD, Eau Claire: Catherine Ranheim, MD, Madison; and Erik Ranheim, MD, Madison.

With nearly 12,500 members dedicated to the best interests of their patients, the Wisconsin Medical Society is the largest association of medical doctors in the state and a trusted source for health policy leadership since 1841.