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About Us

The Excellence in Medicine Awards are named after Edward J. Ill, MD, a New Jersey physician who was a pioneer in promoting continuing education in ways that set the national standard. The awards pay tribute to New Jersey's physicians, healthcare professionals and community leaders who exemplify outstanding competence, leadership and dedication to their profession. Awards are presented annually in the following categories:

  • Edward J. Ill Physician's Award®
  • Peter W. Rodino, Jr., Citizen's Award®
  • Outstanding Medical Educator Award
  • Outstanding Medical Executive Award
  • Verice M. Mason Community Service Leader Award
  • Outstanding Medical Research Scientist Award for Clinical Research
  • Outstanding Medical Research Scientist Award for Basic Biomedical Research

All profits from the awards program are dedicated to the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund is a perfect fit with the awards program because it brings the mission of the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation full circle. By acknowledging the accomplishments of physicians, leaders and scientists in the prime of their careers, we are also inspiring students to strive to make their own unique contributions.






MDAdvantage is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance in New Jersey and the proud sponsor of the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards®.





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