Christopher Lesh, DO, named ISMA Future Physician Leader

Christopher Lesh, DO, receives the ISMA Future Physician Leader Award from ISMA President Stacie Wenk, DO, (center, with Executive Vice President Julie Reed, JD) at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine on May 1.

Christopher Lesh, DO, has been chosen to receive the 2019 ISMA Future Physician Leader Award. The honor, established in 2017, recognizes a Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) graduate who demonstrates a positive vision for organized medicine and enthusiastically contributes to that vision.
The award, presented by ISMA President Stacie Wenk, DO, at the MU-COM awards ceremony May 1, recognizes a MU-COM OMS4 who is dedicated to advancing the role of physicians in their personal, professional and community lives. The Future Physician Leader also exhibits compassion, respect and collaboration through advocacy, education and mentoring. 

While at MU-COM, Dr. Lesh worked extensively with the ISMA-MSS. He was elected to represent MU-COM on the ISMA-MSS Board and attended the AMA Interim Meeting, where he helped shape AMA policies. He also redefined the role of the ISMA-MSS vice president of membership. 

Dr. Lesh also worked with the Marian University Mentor Club, helping to prepare undergraduates to apply to medical school. He spent four weeks learning clinical medicine and community health at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, through a joint program of ISMA and Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Lesh pursued additional service activities through Sigma Sigma Phi osteopathic honors fraternity. He is also a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserve.