Choosing Wisely® Champion Awards

Lee A. Lindquist, MD MPH MBA

The Choosing Wisely® Champions program helps expand the Choosing Wisely® campaign by highlighting stories of people whose leadership in choosing tests and treatments wisely has inspired others to promote high-quality, person-centered care. For the 2022 award, the AGS congratulates Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lindquist has done extensive work on the dissemination of the Choosing Wisely Geriatrics campaign by educating community-based geriatrician/internists/family practitioners through talks and meetings. Dr. Lindquist reached over 3000 providers during virtual presentations and 700 providers during in-person talks in 2021, and published results of most commonly asked questions by providers during the sessions. Dr. Lindquist also identified through a national survey the gaps in real-world practice utilization of Choosing Wisely Guidelines. She continues to promote the Choosing Wisely® Champions program in role on the EPIC HER (Verona, WI) Geriatrics Advisory Board, where she advocates for Choosing Wisely® guidelines to be used as reference materials. Dr. Lindquist is a role model for colleagues, and the AGS applauds her for her work. 

Past Recipients of the Choosing Wisely® Champion Award

2021      No Awardee
2020      Thomas Finucane, MD
2019      Rebecca Dobert
2018      Alina Sibley, APRN, BC
2017      Eric Anthony Lee, MD
2016      Heidi-Ann Courtney, PA-C
                  Ariel Green, MD, MPH