American College of Osteopathic Internists
Anthony J. Malcoun, DO, MACOI Award

Established in 2024, this award honors the legacy of Anthony J. Malcoun, DO, MACOI, who demonstrated excellence in clinical teaching in the field of nephrology. Dr. Malcoun showed outstanding compassion in the delivery of care and respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues.

The award recognizes candidates who demonstrate/excel in the following qualities:

  • Sense of compassion and care for others
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity
  • Welcome opportunities for teaching and one-on-one mentorships
  • Illustrate professional and ethical behavior by example
  • Display concern for the community and engages in volunteer activities
  • Superior knowledge and intellectual curiosity


ACOI members who are nephrology fellows.

Nomination Requirements:

Nominees must submit a personal statement and two (2) letters of recommendation, including at least one professional recommendation from their Program Director, other fellows, or faculty members at their own institution.


Submit your nomination materials to by July 31, 2024.

The recipient will receive a $2,500 honorarium presented on Friday, November 1 during the Awards Ceremony at ACOI 2024 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The recipient is requested to be present at the Awards Ceremony.

About Anthony J. Malcoun, DO, MACOI

Anthony J. Malcoun, DO, MACOI, was the first osteopathic nephrologist. Dr. Malcoun completed his nephrology fellowship at an allopathic institution and served as a nephrology program director for many years and trained great physicians.

A Past President of the American College of Osteopathic, Dr. Malcoun was awarded the ACOI Internist of the Year in 2014.

Above all, Dr. Malcoun’s primary priority was patient care. He was a warm, kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable physician who willingly gave his time and expertise to all, including colleagues, patients, and their families. His consummate teaching skills have contributed to untold numbers of younger internists and nephrologists, who owe him their intellectual heritage. Dr. Malcoun was a keen gardener—competing in growing the largest tomatoes and cucumber—reading, fishing and as an avid basketball fan and recreational player.

The Anthony J. Malcoun, DO, MACOI Award will recognize physicians who demonstrate similar traits to Dr. Malcoun.

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