Kansas Humanitarian Award

2020 Kansas Humanitarian
Joseph LeMaster, MD, MPH, FAAFP

2020 Kansas Humanitarian Award

Joseph LeMaster, MD, MPH, FAAFP (Kansas City)

[Read more about Dr. LeMaster.]

Eligibility criteria:

  • Is a member of the KAFP in good standing.

Selection criteria:

  • Provides compassionate care for an indigent population.
  • Displays human values by showing support and care with respect and dignity, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion and social status.

2019     S. Todd Stephens, MD, FAAFP (Wichita)

2017     Robert Freelove, MD (Salina)

2012     Carol A. Johnson, MD (Wichita)


2009     Jana Nisly, MD (Abbyville, KS & San Salvador)

2007     Steve Lemons, MD, FAAFP (Andover)

Nominate a Kansas family physician for this award

Do you know a Kansas family physician deserving of this honor?  KAFP wants to hear from you!

Nominations may come from patients, colleagues or members of the community. This award is not given every year; it is awarded at the discretion of the KAFP Communications and Awards Committee. Awards are presented during the annual conference, Fam Med Forward.

Nomination deadline

December 8


The award recipient is acknowledged with the distinct honor of being named the Kansas Humanitarian in the following ways:

  • News release announcement to be distributed to all Kansas media outlets and communities important to recipient.
  • Feature story in the Kansas Family Physician journal.
  • Recognition by KAFP leadership with a plaque, given at the KAFP biggest event of the year, Fam Med Forward.