Alumni Awards

Each year the alumni community recognizes distinguished alumni for their significant contributions to the advancement of medicine, biomedical science, and medical education through the Alumni Awards. In addition to awards dedicated to our alumni, the Alumni Association also honors a non-alumni Einstein faculty member whose contributions to education exemplify similar excellence and influence. Awards are presented annually at Commencement. Together, we celebrate these honorees at the annual Einstein Reunion Dinner.

Nomination Criteria

All alumni are invited to nominate fellow alumni for each of the awards*. In order for the Alumni Association to consider your nomination, the following supporting materials are required for each submission:

  • The candidate’s name, degree, class year, and specialty or area of research
  • The award for which the person is being nominated
  • A letter of recommendation
  • The nominee’s CV

Please check past awardees below before submitting your nominations. Past awardees will not be considered for additional awards.

*Einstein faculty and students are also invited to submit nominations for the Einstein Honorary Alumni Award. Nominees must be former or current Einstein faculty who are not graduates of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Award Categories and Past Awardees

Recognizes an alumnus / alumna with outstanding achievements in clinical medicine, biomedical research, and / or humanitarian achievements.

Past Awards
  • 2020 Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D. ‘78
  • 2019 Gerald Appel, M.D. ‘72
  • 2018 Robert W. Finberg, M.D. ‘74
  • 2017 Josh Miller, M.D.’61
  • 2016 Alfredo Arrigo Sadun, M.D.’78, Ph.D.’78
  • 2015 Joseph D. Bloom, M.D.'62
  • 2014 Phillip Frost, M.D. '61
  • 2013 Gerald Dorros, M.D. '68
  • 2012 Evelyne Albrecht Schwaber, M.D. '59
  • 2012 David H. Abramson, M.D. '69
  • 2011 Mark A. Hardy, M.D. '62
  • 2010 Herbert Tanowitz, M.D. '67*
  • 2009 Robert Ritch, M.D. '72
  • 2008 Mark Mehler, M.D. '80
  • 2007 Jay A. Berzofsky, M.D. '73, Ph.D. '73
  • 2006 Donald P. Kotler, M.D. '73
  • 2005 Rudolph Leibel, M.D. '67
  • 2004 Ronald A. DePinho, M.D. '81
  • 2003 Lois B. Jovanovic, M.D. '73
  • 2002 Robert Stanley Sherwin, M.D.'67
  • 2001 Peter Rotwein, M.D. '75
  • 2000 Raymond V. Damadian, M.D. '60
  • 1999 Barbara Barlow, M.D. '67
  • 1998 Stephen M. Factor, M.D. '68
  • 1997 Lewis B. Sheiner, M.D. '64*
  • 1996 Stanford M. Goldman, M.D. '65
  • 1995 Sally Shaywitz, M.D. '66
  • 1994 Florence P. Haseltine, M.D. '72
  • 1993 The Hon. Howard B. Dean, M.D.'78
  • 1992 Laurence J. Marton, M.D. '69
  • 1991 Stephen G. Waxman, M.D. '72
  • 1990 Melvin M. Scheinman, M.D. '60
  • 1989 Louis Lemberger, M.D. '68
  • 1988 H. Ronald Kaback, M.D. '62
  • 1987 Samuel C. Silverstein, M.D. '63
  • 1986 Jesse Roth, M.D. '59

Recognizes an alumnus / alumna with outstanding accomplishments in biomedical science, biotechnology, and / or biomedical research for the benefit of humankind.

Past Awards
  • 2020 Daniel E. Morse, Ph.D. ‘67
  • 2019 Kathryn Stein, Ph.D. ‘76
  • 2017 Sankar Gosh, Ph.D.’88
  • 2016 Sue Wickner, Ph.D.’74
  • 2015 Toby Tucker Hecht, Ph.D. '73
  • 2014 Danny Reinberg, Ph.D. '82
  • 2013 Nita J. Maihle, Ph.D. '83
  • 2012 Roy S. Wu, Ph.D. '72
  • 2011 Charles S. Peskin, Ph.D. '72
  • 2010 Lucy Shapiro, Ph.D. '66
  • 2009 Carl Franzblau, Ph.D. '62
  • 2008 S. Lawrence Zipursky, Ph.D. '81
  • 2007 Joan Heller Brown, Ph.D. '73

Recognizes an alumnus / alumna who has made significant contributions to their local communities through their work as medical practitioners.

Past Awards
  • 2020 Miriam Levy, M.D. ‘79
  • 2019 David Hirsh, M.D. ‘63
  • 2018 Mitchell J. Schwaber, M.D. ‘91
  • 2017 Chaim Charytan, M.D. ‘64
  • 2016 Gail Solomon, M.D. ‘62
  • 2015 Hasan Bazari, M.D. ‘83
  • 2014 Robert Lewis, M.D. ‘60
  • 2013 Steven Mandel, M.D. ‘75
  • 2012 Roy Wu, Ph.D. ‘72
  • 2010 Herbert Tanowitz, M.D. ‘67
  • 2009 Robert Ritch, M.D. ‘72
  • 2008 S. Lawrence Zipursky, Ph.D. '81
  • 2008 Mark Mehler, M.D. '80
  • 2007 Jay A. Berzofsky, M.D., Ph.D. '73
  • 2007 Joan Heller Brown, Ph.D. '73
  • 2006 Donald P. Kotler, M.D. '73
  • 2005 Rudolph Leibel, M.D. '67
  • 2004 Ronald A. DePinho, M.D. '81
  • 2003 Lois B. Jovanovic, M.D. '73
  • 2002 Robert Stanley Sherwin, M.D.'67
  • 2001 Peter Rotwein, M.D. '75
  • 2000 Raymond V. Damadian, M.D. '60
  • 1999 Barbara Barlow, M.D. '67
  • 1998 Stephen M. Factor, M.D. '68
  • 1997 Lewis B. Sheiner, M.D. '64
  • 1996 Stanford M. Goldman, M.D. '65
  • 1995 Sally Shaywitz, M.D. '66
  • 1994 Florence P. Haseltine, M.D. '72
  • 1993 The Hon. Howard B. Dean, M.D.'78
  • 1992 Laurence J. Marton, M.D. '69
  • 1991 Stephen G. Waxman, M.D. '72
  • 1990 Melvin M. Scheinman, M.D. '60
  • 1989 Louis Lemberger, M.D. '68
  • 1988 H. Ronald Kaback, M.D. '62
  • 1987 Samuel C. Silverstein, M.D. '63
  • 1986 Jesse Roth, M.D. '59

Recognizes an alumnus / alumna who has attained distinction in their field and who has made major contributions to the health and welfare of underserved communities.

Past Awards
  • 2020 Walter A. Orenstein, M.D. ‘72
  • 2019 Harriette Rosen Mogul, M.P.H. ‘65
  • 2018 Julie R. Ingelfinger, M.D. ‘68
  • 2017 Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D.’82
  • 2016 Neal Flomenbaum, M.D.’73
  • 2015 Ruth E.K. Stein, M.D. '66
  • 2014 Steven M. Safyer, M.D. '82
  • 2013 Samuel S. Kessel, M.D. '74, M.P.H.
  • 2012 Carl Grunfeld, M.D. '75, Ph.D. '75
  • 2011 Marvin Kirschner, M.D. '59
  • 2011 Louis M. Aledort, M.D. '59
  • 2010 Sten H. Vermund, M.D., ‘77
  • 2010 Lynne Meryl Mofenson, M.D., ’77
  • 2009 Alan Fleischman, M.D. ‘70
  • 2008 Arthur Eidelman, M.D. ‘63
  • 2007 Fred Rosner, M.D. ‘59
  • 2006 Michael Harris, M.D. ‘69
  • 2005 Joel Gernsheimer, M.D. ‘73
  • 2004 Sylvia M. Ramos, M.D. ‘74
  • 2003 Valiere Alcena, M.D. ‘73
  • 2002 Stephen Atwood, M.D. ‘72
 

Recognizes an alumnus / alumna who has demonstrated exemplary service and dedication to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine community through their volunteer efforts.

Past Awards
  • 2020 Bruce A. Soloway, M.D. ‘85
  • 2019 Elizabeth Stoner, M.D. ‘77, M.S.
  • 2018 Arthur Kozin, M.D. ‘82
  • 2017 Martha Grayson, M.D.’79
  • 2016 Harris Goldstein, M.D.’80
  • 2015 Michael J. Reichgott, M.D. '65, Ph.D.
  • 2014 Evelyn Gruss Lipper, M.D. '71
  • 2013 Farshad J. Nosratian, M.D. '83
  • 2012 Ronald J. Ross, M.D. '60
  • 2011 Stephen Lazar, Ed.D.
  • 2011 Kenneth Schiffer, M.D. '61
  • 2010 Noreen Kerrigan, M.P.A.
  • 2010 Henry Pritzker M.D., ‘60
  • 2010 Mervyn Goldstein, M.D. ‘60
  • 2010 Robert Bernstein, M.D., ‘60
  • 2009 Peter Barland, M.D. '59
  • 2008 Edward R. Burns, M.D. ‘76
  • 2007 Robert Marion, M.D. ’79
  • 2006 Melvin Zelfsky, M.D. ’60
  • 2006 Ruth Freeman, M.D. ’60
  • 2001 Irwin Dannis, M.D. '60

Recognizes a non-alumni member of the faculty who has made a profound impact on the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and who exemplifies the values of humanity and compassion through their abiding commitment to best serve our students.

Past Awards
  • 2020 Penny Steiner Grossman, Ed.D.
  • 2019 Harry Shamoon, M.D.
  • 2018 Allen Spiegel, M.D.
  • 2016 Stephen G. Baum, M.D.
  • 2015 Joshua Nosanchuk, M.D.
  • 2014 Gerald A. Paccione, Jr., M.D.
  • 2013 Robert D. Burk, M.D.
  • 2012 Alfred J. Spiro, M.D.
  • 2012 Cedric Stuart Raine, M.D.
  • 2011 Lawrence Brandt, M.D.
  • 2010 Howard Steinman, Ph.D.
  • 2009 Todd R. Olson, Ph.D.
  • 2008 Susan M. Coupey, M.D.
  • 2007 Irwin Merkatz, M.D.
  • 2006 Richard Hays, M.D.*
  • 2005 Alvin H. Strelnick, M.D.
  • 2004 Betty A. Diamond, M.D.
  • 2003 Susan B. Horwitz, Ph.D.
  • 2002 Matthew D. Scharff, M.D.
  • 2001 Katherine S. Lobach, M.D.
  • 2000 Isabelle Rapin, M.D.*
  • 1999 Irving London, M.D.*
  • 1998 Scott Boley, M.D.
  • 1997 Edward Yellin, Ph.D.
  • 1996 Herbert Schaumburg, M.D.
  • 1995 Michael I. Cohen, M.D.
  • 1994 Albert S. Kuperman, Ph.D.
  • 1993 William H. Frishman, M.D.
  • 1992 Martin N. Cohen, M.D.
  • 1991 Marshall S. Horwitz, M.D., Ph.D.*
  • 1990 Robert A. Shimm, M.D.*
  • 1989 Jean L. Cook, M.D.*
  • 1982 Dominick P. Purpura, M.D.
  • 1981 Milton Elkin, M.D.
  • 1980 Milford Fulop, M.D.*
  • 1979 Ephraim Friedman, M.D.*
  • 1978 M. Henry Williams, Jr., M.D.*
  • 1977 Sam Seifter, M.D.*
  • 1976 Harry Eagle, M.D. *
  • 1975 Ernst Jaffe, M.D.*
  • 1974 Arthur S. Abramson, M.D. *
  • 1973 Berta V. Scharrer, Ph.D. *
  • 1972 Alfred Gilman, M.D., Ph.D.*
  • 1971 Joseph J. Smith, M.D*
  • 1970 Lewis M. Fraad, M.D. *
  • 1969 Abraham White, M.D. *
  • 1968 Alfred A. Angrist, M.D. *
  • 1967 Marcus D. Kogel, M.D. *
  • 1966 Leo M. Davidoff, M.D. *

Recognizes outstanding achievement by a physician member who is within 15 years of graduating the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and who is currently not a resident or fellow. Areas of achievement may include leadership, academics, clinical care, including but not limited to publishing, teaching, and mentoring; and/or volunteerism.

Recognizes a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences who has been recognized as an outstanding investigator in the early career stage with accomplishments in the field of biomedical research.