The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is honored to represent clinicians and advocates working to improve health equity for underserved populations, and we were pleased to recognize one of our founding members, Dr. Ellis Frazier, MD. An ACU Board Member and Family Medicine Physician at Adena Pike Medical Center in Piketon, Ohio, Dr. Frazier received the 25th Anniversary Award at our 2022 Conference, “Resilience & Transformation in Care,” in Washington, D.C.
At the Conference’s Evening Cocktail Reception on August 1st, ACU Board Member Dr. Felix Nuñez and Executive Director Amanda Pears Kelly joined a host of attendees in celebrating Dr. Frazier’s vision and leadership. Dr. Frazier was a founding member of ACU, and in that role, he “has demonstrated commitment, brilliance, insight, vision, and boundless compassion,” Dr. Nuñez noted. His role in sustaining our cause has been critical, helping to ensure that ACU reached its 25th anniversary and continued to advance in its mission to improve health equity for all.
“As the only ACU Board Member granted a lifetime appointment, he is not only the heart and soul of ACU, but also our resident historian, archivist, poet, sage, and counselor,” said Dr. Nuñez. “Ellis has lived a life of selfless service to community as a family physician in Piketon, Ohio. And through ACU, he has served to defend and promote the work of clinicians throughout the nation who serve our most vulnerable communities.”
“I’ve been in my area for 32 years now because I love what I do, and I love the people. . . and to see my passion reflected in others across the country is amazing,” said Dr. Frazier, accepting the award.
Learn about the other awardees at our 2022 Conference and National Health Service Corps 25th Anniversary Gala.