AAPS Foundation Presents New Lecture Series

We are proud to introduce the inaugural "AAPS Foundation Commemorative Lecture Series,” to be held at the 2017 AAPS 65th House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting, at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, in Florida.

The new lecture series honors the memory, spirit, character and practicing style of physicians, who have made a profound impact in the establishment and/or growth of the AAPS Foundation and helped fulfill our educational mission.

We owe a debt of gratitude to these physicians, as they had the qualities of courage, energy, and determination or the “Spirit” it took to establish and grow a new nonprofit organization, which would provide education for medical professionals and the public for generations to come.  We continue the vision, passion and spirit of those gone before us, through opportunities to learn, share and grow.

The AAPS Foundation’s Board of Directors has selected the following physicians to be honored and remembered through a new educational program, known as the AAPS Foundation Commemorative Lecture Series, to help contine their work and keep their legacies alive. 

 AAPS Foundation Commemorative Lecture Series

To honor and remember the "Spirit" of: 

Stephen A. Montes, DO, FAASOS and Bart E. Maggio, DO, FAASS


Stephen A. Montes, DO, FAASOS                               Bart E. Maggio, DO, FAASS 

How they made a difference:

Stephen A. Montes, DO, FAASOS

Muskegon, MI & Manlius, NY – July 4, 1943 – July 10, 2015 (Age 73)

AAPS Foundation Founder, President (October 2008 – July 2015)

AAPS/ABPS Member June 1995 – July 2015

Devoted Husband, Father, & Grandfather

The AAPS Foundation became a public, nonprofit corporation and the philanthropic arm of the AAPS, on October 16, 2008, thanks to the vision of Stephen A. Montes, founder, along with other like-minded physicians. Dr. Montes served as the President for seven years, until he passed away on July 10, 2015.

Dr. Montes was passionate about and helped develop all of the educational opportunities the Foundation provided, but the development of the Disaster Medicine Training program, in support of military medical professionals, was a primary focus for him. This collaborative, educational endeavor became a reality, in August of 2016, with the successful completion of our first training with a medical squadron at MacDill, AFB, Tampa, Florida.  Plans are being made for expanded training again this August.

Dr. Montes graduated from Rosary College in River Forest, IL with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1974. He later graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979 as a physician, followed by four additional years of Residency in Orthopedic Medicine. He served honorably for his country as a Major in the United States Army Reserve, as a surgeon during Operation Desert Storm, and as an active duty Army Specialist during the Vietnam conflict serving in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Throughout his career, Dr. Montes held numerous leadership positions, including membership in the AAPS House of Delegates, CME Chair at the 2000 Leadership Conference, President of the AAPS Executive Committee and AAPS Foundation President. He was an active member of the AAPS, the ABPS and its numerous Boards and Committees.

Dr. Montes received the Degree of Fellow in Orthopedic Surgery in 1995 and the Physician of the Year Award in 1999, from the Academy of Medicine, given to a member, who has contributed to the growth, recognition, and leadership of the Academy. In 2007, Dr. Montes was honored with the E.O. Martin Award, an annual award given to recognize significant contributions to the AAPS, its’ Academies of Medicine, Boards of Certification, the medical profession, and the community.

Bart E. Maggio, DO, FAASS

West Long Branch, NJ – November 1, 1936 – January 16, 2016 (Age 79)

AAPS Foundation Board of Directors Member – October 2010 – October 2015

AAPS/ABPS Member – June 1982 – December 2007

Devoted Husband, Father & Grandfather

Bart E. Maggio, was instrumental in helping to overcome the challenges and growing pains of establishing the AAPS Foundation and he was passionate about its mission.  Dr. Maggio was a member of the Board of Directors for five years and during that time, directly affected the growth of the Foundation and its educational initiatives.  He helped support the provision of scholarships, a white paper, (creating awareness about ABPS Board Certification), and the development of a new Disaster Medicine Training Program.

Dr. Maggio attended Georgetown University, Seton Hall University and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He went on to dedicate his life to medicine and general surgery, establishing a medical practice and faithfully working for 50 years, also serving as police surgeon for Elmwood Park. A dedicated surgeon, he received the honor of fellow in General Surgery from the American Association of Physician Specialists and served as president of the Association from 1991-1992.