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MEDICAL ALUMNI AWARDS

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI/AE AWARD (MD category)

This award is presented in recognition of an outstanding alumnus/a whose work has made a significant mark in the field of medicine and whose efforts have brought about distinction for the CWRU School of Medicine (one or more awards may be made annually)

Distinguished Alumni/ae Award Recipients »

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  • 1960 - Torald Sollmon [MED 1896]*
  • 1961 - Harold Feil [MED '11]*
  • 1962 - Harold Cole [MED '09]*
  • 1963 - Donald H. Baker [MED '26]*
  • 1964 - Louis J. Karnosh [MED '20]*
  • 1965 - Roscoe D. Leas [MED '22]*
  • 1966 - Chauncey Wykoff [MED '08]*
  • 1967 - A. Clair Siddall [MED '22]*
  • 1968 - William A. Freeman [MED '29]*
  • 1969 - George Thorngate [MED '23]*
  • 1970 - Carl C. Francis [MED '30]*
  • 1971 - Wallace B. Taggart [MED '24]*
  • 1972 - John D. Osmond, Jr. [MED '39]*
  • 1973 - Joseph B. Stocklen [MED '30]*
  • 1974 - Harold J. Jeghers [MED '32]*
  • 1975 - Ruth Rauschkolb [MED '23]*
  • 1976 - Farrell T. Gallagher [MED '19]*
  • 1977 - John F. Moser [MED '51]*
  • 1978 - Mortimer L. Siegel [MED '22]*
  • 1979 - Elizabeth Aplin [MED '33]*
  • 1980 - Eli Gold [MED '50]*
  • 1981 - Harvey Mendelsohn [MED '36]* and Elden C. Weckesser [MED '36]*
  • 1982 - Richard M. Krause [MED '52]*
  • 1983 - Clark Thorp Randt [MED '43]*
  • 1984 - Isadore Meschan [MED '39]*
  • 1985 - Janet T. Dingle [MED '40]* and Gerald T. Kent [MED '40]*
  • 1986 - Willard M. Gaylin [MED '51] and Marshall H. Klaus [MED '51]
  • 1987 - Martha L. Lepow [MED '52] and Perry G. Rigby [MED '57]
  • 1988 - William T. Butler [MED '58]
  • 1989 - Norton J. Greenberger [MED '59] and Mart Mannik [MED '59]
  • 1990 - Michael B. Gregg [MED '56] and Fred S. Rosen [MED '55]*
  • 1991 - June E. Osborn [MED '61] and Patrick C. Walsh [MED '64]
  • 1992 - Calvin C.J. Sia [MED '55]
  • 1993 - Neil Nickerson [MED '43]*
  • 1994 - John C. Cutler [MED '41]* and H. Jack Geiger [MED '58]
  • 1995 - Alfred G. Gilman [MED '69, PhD '69]*
  • 1996 - Lance A. Liotta [MED '76, PhD '72]
  • 1997 - Saul M. Genuth [MED '57] and Jack A. Pritchard [MED '46]*
  • 1998 - David Satcher. MD, PhD [MED '70, PhD '70]
  • 1999 - Ferid Murad [MED '65, PhD '65]
  • 2000 - Leonard M. Schuman [MED '40]*
  • 2001 - Jesse Steinfeld [MED '49]*
  • 2002 - Frank M. Yatsu [MED '59]*
  • 2003 - Julie L. Gerberding [MED '81]
  • 2004 - David N. Herndon [MED '74] and JoAnn E. Manson [MPH '79]
  • 2005 - Frederick S. Cross [MED '45] *and Matthew N. Levy [MED '45]*
  • 2006 - Gregory L. Eastwood [MED '66] and Helen H. Hobbs [MED '79]
  • 2007 - James M. Anderson [MED '76]
  • 2008 - Michael Benninger [MED '83] and Mark A. Knepper [MED '76, PhD '75]
  • 2009 - Steven M. Altschuler [MED '79] and Kermit L. Newcomer [MED '59]
  • 2010 - David Scadden [MED '80]
  • 2011 - Aaron Lazare, M.D. [MED '61] and Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D., FACS, EMBA [MED '71]
  • 2012 - Richard Bennett, M.D. [MED '70] and Soheyla D. Gharib, M.D. [MED '79]
  • 2012 - Rowan T. Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D. [MED '74] and Barrett J. Rollins, Ph.D., M.D. [MED '80]
  • 2013 - Richard Edward Kuntz, M.D., MSc [MED '83] and Kathy E. Magliato, M.D., MBA, FACS [MED '90]
  • 2013 - Richard P. Woychik, Ph.D. [GRS '84]
  • 2014 - Ann C. McKee, MD [MED '79]
  • 2015 - Lissy Feingold Jarvik, MD [MED'54]
  • 2015 - Bruce D. Walker, MD [MED'80]
  • 2016 - Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD [MED '61]
  • 2016 - Bruce R. Conklin, MD [MED '88]



DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI/AE AWARD
(med-related PhD or MD/PhD category)

This award is presented in recognition of an outstanding PhD or MD/PhD alumnus/a whose work has made a significant mark in the medical sciences and whose efforts have brought about distinction for the CWRU School of Medicine (one or more awards may be made annually)

Distinguished Alumni/ae Award Recipients »

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  • 2012 - Rowan T. Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D. [MED '74] and Barrett J. Rollins, Ph.D., M.D. [MED '80]
  • 2013 - Richard P. Woychik, Ph.D. [GRS '84]
  • 2014 - Scott P. Bruder, MD, PhD [MED '90, GRS '92]
  • 2015 - Hildegard Lamfrom, PhD [GRS'50] - posthumous
  • 2016 - Peter S. Tippett, MD, PhD [GRS '81, MED '83]



THE CLIFFORD J. VOGT, M.D. '34 AWARD

This award is presented to the alumnus/a who best emulates the spirit of Dr. Vogt in unselfish devotion and extraordinary volunteer service to CWRU School of Medicine.

Clifford J. Vogt, M.D. '34 Award Recipients »

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  • 1984 - Clifford J. Vogt [MED '34]*
  • 1985 - Robert M. Eiben [MED '46]
  • 1986 - Carter C.T. Wang [MED '53]
  • 1987 - Theodore J. Castele [MED '57]
  • 1988 - Francis F. Silver [MED '38]*
  • 1989 - Curtis F. Garvin [MED '32]*
  • 1990 - John C. Elder [MED '52]
  • 1991 - L. Douglas Lenkoski [MED '53]
  • 1992 - Virgene G. Nowacek [MED '61]
  • 1993 - Clyde L. Nash, Jr. [MED '62]
  • 1994 - Philip W. Hall III [MED '55]
  • 1995 - Robert L. Haynie [MED '78, PhD '72]
  • 1996 - Phillip H. Weiss [MED '67]
  • 1997 - Daniel T. Weidenthal [MED '58]
  • 1998 - Bruce H. Wolf [MED '66]
  • 1999 - Webb P. Chamberlain [MED '36]*
  • 2000 - Richard B. Fratianne '58
  • 2001 - Thomas Arana [MED '55]
  • 2002 - Edward C. White [MED '59]
  • 2003 - James F. Rambasek [MED '70]
  • 2004 - Patrick C. Walsh [MED '64]
  • 2005 - Robert W. Kellermeyer [MED '55] and Robert V. Spurney [MED '55]
  • 2006 - Edgar B. Jackson [MED '66]
  • 2007 - Robert L. Haynie [MED '78, PhD '72]
  • 2008 - James L. Phillips [MED '58]
  • 2009 - J. Richard Briggs [MED '59] and Edwin H. Eigner [MED '54]
  • 2010 - Thomas W. Graber [MED '75]
  • 2011 - Beth B. Sersig, M.D. [MED '84]
  • 2012 - Elizabeth R. McKinley, M.D. [MED '87]*
  • 2013 - Michael D. Eppig, M.D. [MED '77] and Ruth S. Eppig
  • 2014 - Robert A. Bonomo, MD [MED '83]
  • 2015 - Scott R. Inkley, MD [MED'45]
  • 2016 - Edward S. Sadar, MD [ADL '64, MED '68]



SPECIAL MEDICAL ALUMNI BOARD SERVICE AWARD

Presented to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of medicine. This award is not limited to alumni nor is it necessarily given on an annual basis.

Special Medical Alumni Board Service Award Recipients »

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  • Trustee Service Award
  • 1986 - Edwin H. Eigner [MED '54]
  • 1987 - John D. Osmond, Jr. [MED '39]*
  • 1988 - Virgene G. Nowacek [MED '61]
  • 1989 - Edward C. White [MED '59]
  • 1990 - Daniel T. Weidenthal [MED '58]
  • 1991 - No Award Given
  • 1992 - No Award Given
  • Award changed to the: Special Medical Alumni Board ServiceAward
  • 1993 - Frederick C. Robbins, MD, emeritus faculty*
  • 1994 - John C. Elder [MED '52] and Carter C.T. Wang [MED '53]
  • 1995 - David Satcher, MD, PhD [MED '70, PhD '70]
  • 1996 - John L. Caughey, Jr., MD, emeritus faculty*
  • 1997 - Theodore J. Castele [MED '57]
  • 1998 - Sidney M. Wolfe [MED '65]
  • 1999 - Oscar D. Ratnoff, MD, emeritus faculty*
  • 2000 - Edward A. Mortimer, Jr., MD, emeritus faculty*
  • 2001 - Saul Genuth [MED '57]
  • 2002 - Marshall Klaus [MED '51]
  • 2003 - Paul Berg, PhD [MED '52]
  • 2004 - No award given
  • 2005 - C.William Keck [MPH '65]
  • 2006 - Richard W. Hanson, PhD
  • 2007 - Bernard S. Arons [MED '73]
  • 2008 - John H. Kennell, MD, emeritus faculty
  • 2009 - Abby Goulder Abelson [MED '79] and Christopher P. Brandt [MED '84]
  • 2010 - Hermann (Bud) Menges, Jr. ’57
  • 2011 - Marjorie L. Greenfield, MD [MED '83]
  • 2012 - Martha L. Lepow, MD [MED '52]
  • 2013 - Constance W. and James W. Brown, Jr.
  • 2013 - The Cleveland Foundation & Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
  • 2014 - Mary W. Sheldon, MD [MED '57]
  • 2015 - Gene H. Barnett, MD [MED'80]
  • 2016 - Adel A. Mahmoud, MD, PhD



HONORARY ALUMNUS/A OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Honorary Alumnus/a of the Year Award is presented to an individual who is not a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine who meets the following criteria:
- has spent a distinguished long- time career spanning (about 20 years) at the university
- is a national leader in his or her specialty
- holds other awards from national societies
- has an extensive publication history
- may have served on an NIH committee and/or been recognized as a physician scientist
- may serve as an outstanding physician clinician educator who has received distinguished teaching awards of excellence

Honorary Alumnus/a Award Recipients »

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  • 2007 - Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD
  • 2008 - Stanton L. Gerson. MD
  • 2009 - Nathan A. Berger, MD
  • 2010 - Richard Hanson, PhD
  • 2011 - Jackson T. Wright, Jr., MD, PhD, FACP
  • 2012 - Robert Elston, PhD
  • 2013 - Arnold I. Caplan, PhD and Hillard M. Lazarus, MD, FACP
  • 2014 - James W. Kazura, MD
  • 2015 - Michael M. Lederman, MD
  • 2016 - Robert B. Daroff, MD



SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD (new as of 2011)

To be presented to an alumnus/a who has made extraordinary contributions in areas not recognized by the other awards, including exceptional community service, clinical expertise, teaching/mentoring, social or civic engagement, or other notable achievements. The award will be given at the discretion of the Awards Committee and Medical Alumni Association and is not necessarily given on an annual basis.

Special Recognition Award Recipients »

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  • 2011 - Sidney M.Wolfe, MD [MED '65]
  • 2012 - No Award Given
  • 2013 - Doris A. Evans, MD [MED '68]
  • 2014 - Craig E. Cameron, PhD [GRS '93]
  • 2015 - Anne F. Zimmerman, MD [MED'74] - posthumous
  • 2016 - Wei-Shen Chin, MD [MED'86]




LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

To be presented to an alumnus/a who has exhibited outstanding lifelong commitment, inspiration and dedication to improving the lives of others that has brought about distinction for Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients »

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  • 2015 - Alfred G. Gilman, MD, PhD [MED '69, GRS '69]
  • 2016 - Paul Berg, PhD [GRS'52]

*deceased