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An Award-Winning Night

Physical well-being is theme of Lexington Medical Society meeting. David Bensema, MD, receives lifetime community service achievement award

LEXINGTON In a night filled with awards, the highlight was the presentation of the Jack Trevey Award for Community Service, the Lexington Medical Society’s highest honor, to David Bensema, MD, by Lee Dossett, MD, LMS president, on May 16th at the Signature Club. Bensema is a past KMA and LMS president, AMA delegate, and a mentor to a generation of physicians and medical students.

The Jack Trevey Award for Community Service is named after Dr. Jack Trevey, who was a leader in the Lexington Medical Society and the community, as well as a member of the KY House of Representatives and Senate. The Trevey Award is given to physicians who demonstrate outstanding service to the community through volunteerism and/or service in state or local government. This award is not given out every year; it is only given when an individual has served their community in an exceptional manner.

In his presentation, Dossett stated, “This award is presented to honor Dr. Bensema’s body of work in service to improve the practice of medicine for his state, community, colleagues, and patients. What strikes you when you encounter Dr. Bensema is his entire focus is on you. David Bensema establishes trust through his integrity, character, and competence. We, the physicians of the Lexington Medical Society, are proud of Dr. Bensema for his leadership, service, and mentorship to a generation of current and future physicians. It is an honor and a privilege to present the 2023 Jack Trevey Award for Community Service to Dr. David Bensema.”

Additional awards for LMS essays were given out to Danesh Mazloomdoost, MD, Asha Shenoi, MD, Andrew Williams, DO. Medical student awards were given to Sasha Sairajeev, Alicia Fields, and Hanna Cleary. Awards were presented by Robert Granacher, MD, chair of the LMS editorial board.

A presentation on physician wellness “Rx – Resilience” was given by Steven Smith, PhD, and Sandra Hough, PhD, of the Woodland Group, partners with LMS and its Physician Wellness Program, which was created in 2016, one of the first in the country and replicated over three dozen times throughout the country. Pat Padgett, KMA executive vice president gave a brief legislative update.

The next LMS dinner meeting will be Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 6pm at the Signature Club. The Lexington Medical Society is a nonprofit organization that supports physician members to improve the practice of medicine and the health of the community. Established in 1799, it is one of the oldest medical societies in the country. Learn more about the LMS and its programs at

Jitander Dudee, MD, Monica Dudee, Rowshaw and Farhid Karim, MD, Terry Clark, MD.