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Past Recipients

Established in 1994, the Distinguished Alumnus Award is bestowed upon alumni who have made outstanding professional achievements and displayed exceptional service to the medical profession, the community, the college and/or the university.

2014

Sweeney Spirit of Medicine Award



Pioneer in Medicine Award



Distinguished Alumnus Award



Innovator of Today

This award recognizes a significant innovative contribution to medicine made by a graduate (MS, MD, PhD, residents) of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The Award recognizes an alumna/us for an innovative idea or approach to patient care, research or medical education. The recipient of this award displays qualities of strong leadership and seeks to transform medicine by making an impact within the community they serve.

Emerging Innovator Award

This award recognizes early-career medical achievements and contributions of University of Illinois College of Medicine graduates (MS, MD, PhD, residents) who received their degree within the past 15 years, tenure-track faculty members or enrolled COM students. This award recognizes professional achievement and leadership of individuals who strive to advance medicine through selfless dedication to any area of medical research, patient care or education.

2013

Wayne Goldstein ’74, MD ’78,Res ’83

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2012

Richard Nyako, MS '71, PhD '72, MD '76, Res '80

2011

Jerome Hershman, MD ’57

2010

David L. Satckett, '58, MD '60, Res '63
Stuart D. Wilson, '58, MD '60

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2009

Leonard Berlin '57, MD '59, Res '63 (Radiology)
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2008

Georges C. Benjamin, MD '78 (Internal Medicine)
James C. Pritchard '54, MD '58, Res '63 (Pathology)

2007

John A. Degiovanni, MD '72 (Surgery)

2006

Jack S. Remington '54, MD '56 (Internal Medicine)

2005

Truman O. Anderson Jr. '50, MS '52, PhD '55, MD '60, Res '61 (Preventative Medicine– Microbiology)

2004

Edward J. Hertko '52, MD '54 (Internal Medicine)

2003

Robert W. Williams '56, MD '58 (Surgery)

2002

Al L.Watne '50, MD '52, MS '56, Res '58 (Surgery)

2001

Louis F. Scaramella, MD, Res '60 (Otolaryngology)

2000

James A. McDermott, MD '63, Res '66 (Psychiatry)

1999

Marilyn T. Miller '56, MD '59, Res '64, MS '66 (Ophthalmology)

1998

G. William Arends, MD '40 (Family Practice )
Robert J. Jensik, MS '38, MD '39, Res '48 (Surgery)

1997

Gloria Jackson Bacon, MD '62, PhD '84 (Family Practice)

1996

Robert A. Fantus, MD '39 (Psychiatry)
Stuart S. Roberts '53, MD '55, MS '56 (Surgery)
Philip Thorek '28, MD '31 (Surgery)

1995

Stanley G. Rousonelos '48, '50, MD '52 (Family Practice)

1994

Alex S. Tulsky, MD '34 (Obstetrics & Gynecology)