Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Alumni Association

Alumni Awards

Ward and Medical Center

The Distinguished Medical Alumnus/a Award

The Distinguished Medical Alumnus/a Award was created in 1998 by then-vice president and dean of the medical school Harvey Colten and is presented annually to recognize an alumnus/a whose outstanding professional achievements bring honor to the medical school and merit special recognition.

Award Recipients

  • 2015       Francisco Gonzalez-Scarano, '75 MD
  • 2014       William Bennett, '63 MD
  • 2013       Robert Kyle, '52 MD
  • 2012       Eugene Bauer, '67 MD
  • 2011       Whitney Addington, '61 MD
  • 2010       Bruce Scharschmidt, '70 MD
  • 2009       David Skorton, '74 MD
  • 2008       Quentin Young, '48 MD
  • 2007       Joseph Kerwin, '57 MD
  • 2006       Philip Cryer, '65 MD
  • 2005       Robert Blizzard, '52 MD
  • 2004       Ora Pescovitz, '79 MD
  • 2003       Alan Nelson, '58 MD
  • 2002       James Scatliff, '52 MD
  • 2001       Ralph Paffenbager, '47 MD
  • 2000       Thomas Starzl, '52 MD, ’52 PhD
  • 1999       Kenneth M. Viste, '66 MD
  • 1998       Myles Cunningham, '66 MD

The Kenneth M. Viste Jr., MD, Student Service Recognition Award

The Kenneth M. Viste Jr., MD, Student Service Recognition Award was established in 2005 by the Medical Alumni Association's National Board in memory of the late Dr. Kenneth Viste, an esteemed member of the Class of 1966 and president of the Medical Alumni Association Board from 1993-95, who passed away in 2005. The award is presented annually to a graduating medical student in recognition of outstanding service to the Feinberg School of Medicine and/or the Medical Alumni Association

Award Recipients

  • 2015       Paul J. Devlin
  • 2014       Matthew J. Rowland
  • 2013       Paul D. Bottone
  • 2012       Terrence Lee
  • 2011       Darren J. Boyd
  • 2010       Neel Kirit Naik
  • 2009       Jonah D. Fleisher, Justin W. Reif
  • 2007       David M. Shore
  • 2008       Arjun K. Venkatesh
  • 2006       Kristine B. Munoz, Virginia M. Diavolitsis
  • 2005       David H. Salzman, Edward Y. Tang

Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) Alumni Merit Awards

Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) Alumni Merit Awards are given annually by the NAA to recognize high achievements in a profession or field. The recipients are chosen by the NAA. Nominations are usually submitted by each professional school at the University.

Feinberg Award Recipients (since 2000)

  • 2013       Steven Corwin '77, '79 MD
  • 2012       Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, '78 MD, '79 GME
  • 2010       David M. Holtzman '83, '85 MD
  • 2009       Boris D. Lushniak '81, '83 MD
  • 2008       Peter Traber, '84 MD, '86 GME
  • 2007       Harold L. Paz, '85 MD, '86 GME
  • 2006       David J. Skorton '70, '74 MD
  • 2005       Alan R. Nelson, '58 MD
  • 2004       Neena B. Schwartz, '50 MD, '53 GME
  • 2003       Charles Modlin '83, '87 MD
  • 2002       Richard C. Boronow '56, '59 MD
  • 2001       Melvin B. Gerbie, '60 MD
  • 2000       Neil J. Stone '66, '68 MD, ’74, ’75 GME