Dr. Alex Nicholas was awarded the Andrew Taylor Still Award, the highest award given by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO). He formally received the award at the 2014 Annual Convocation of the American Academy of Osteopathy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 22, 2014.
Both the petition nominating him and the President of the AAO stated the following:
"Dr. Nicholas loves to teach. He teaches students and residents at PCOM, practicing physicians through the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, and international physicians in Germany and Austria, where he has helped to develop a rigorous protocol for OPP education of fully licensed physicians in those countries. Dr. Nicholas has taught many thousands of students and physicians over the years. He does so with an appreciation of broad philosophical principles, great specificity in application, a genuine love of teaching, a sparkle in his eye, and a story for every occasion."