On August 18, the Nebraska Medical Association held its 2023 Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony. Installed as President was John Trapp, MD, of Lincoln. Dr. Trapp currently serves as the System Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Bryan Health. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with subspecialty Board Certifications in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Disorders Medicine.  Dr. Trapp maintains an active pulmonary and sleep disorders clinic through his long-time association with Nebraska Pulmonary Specialties, LLC in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has served in several prior leadership roles, including Physician Board Representative Nebraska Hospital Association 2016-2020, Bryan Medical Center Chief of Staff 2012-2013, Lancaster County Medical Society President 2003-2004, as well as numerous medical staff committees. His passions include the delivery of high-quality medical care, physician and advanced provider collaboration, patient safety, physician wellness, and developing physician leaders.  Dr. Trapp lives in Lincoln with his wife Stacy, and they have three children.

Elected as NMA President-elect is David Ingvoldstad, MD, of Omaha, NE.

Award winners for 2023 were also named: Physician of the Year is James Nora, MD, Lincoln; Young Physician of the Year is Juan Santamaria, MD, Omaha; Distinguished Service to Medicine is Kristie Hayes, MD, Omaha; Resident Advocate of the Year is Megan Kalata, MD, Omaha; Student Advocate of the Year is Wyatt Lanik, Omaha; and the NMA Friend of Medicine is Michael Davlin, JD, Omaha.

COPIC presented their 2023 Nebraska Humanitarian Award to NMA member Britt Thedinger.

In addition, thirty-nine 50-year practitioners were recognized and $30,000 in scholarships were recognized.

The Nebraska Medical Association was founded in 1868, and currently represents over 2,500 Nebraska physicians, residents, and medical students. The mission of the Nebraska Medical Association is to advocate for physicians and the health of all Nebraskans.