MAG to receive ASAE award for ‘Top Doc’ show

MAG to receive ASAE award for ‘Top Docs’ show

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) will honor the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) with a Silver ‘2020 Summit Award’ during an ASAE “Virtual Power of A-Summit Awards” event that will take place on September 30.

“We are really proud of what we’ve built with the ‘Top Docs’ show, so it’s an honor to receive this kind of recognition from our peers,” says MAG Director of Communications Tom Kornegay. “I would like to express my sincere thanks to every guest who has appeared on the show, as well as the ‘Top Docs’ team – which includes Donald Palmisano, C.W. Hall, Mandi Milligan, and Lori Cassity Murphy.”  

Kornegay adds that, “The ‘Top Docs’ show features some really smart and passionate subject matter experts who deliver information that enables physicians and practice staff and patients and other key stakeholders to make better decisions,” says MAG Director of Communications Tom Kornegay. “It’s an interesting and innovative communications platform that builds MAG’s brand, and it has created a genuine buzz within the medical profession and across the health care system.”

MAG has produced the ‘Top Docs’ show since 2014. The program has addressed a wide variety of important physician, practice management, public health, and patient safety/care issues (e.g., HIV/AIDS, diabetes, opioid misuse, advance care directives, lung cancer screening, physician wellness, maternal mortality).

The program’s hosts include MAG CEO Donald J. Palmisano Jr. and C.W. Hall.

The show has reached more than 1.6 million people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries – with an average audience of about 18,000 per episode in 2020. 

This is the third award that MAG has received for the ‘Top Docs’ show – as it won an American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE) ‘Profiles of Excellence Award’ and a ‘Digital Health Awards’ silver award in Digital Health Media category in 2019.

‘Top Docs’ is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO.

Contact Tom Kornegay at with questions about the MAG ‘Top Docs’ show. 

ASAE press release

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