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SoM Alumni Awards


The School of Medicine Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award


The Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award honors those alumni (degree recipients, current and former faculty, fellows and house staff) of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Hospital who have demonstrated excellence and achievement through their personal and professional accomplishments.

2013 Recipients
Catherine M. Bonuccelli, M.D. ‘83
Vanessa E. Cullins, M.D. ‘83
Charles W. Cummings, M.D., Faculty '91-present
Stephen V. Desiderio, M.D. ‘78, Ph.D. ‘81
George J. Dover, M.D., HS and Fellow '73-77; Faculty '77-present
Eileen P.G. “Patti” Vining, M.D. ‘72

2011 Recipients
Menelaos A. Aliapoulios, M.D. '59
Robert Butner, M.D. '68
Elizabeth A. Hunt, M.D., Ph.D. Fellow '00, Faculty '03-'07
David C. Levin, M D. '64
Randolph B. Reinhold, M.D. '64

2009 Recipients
Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D. '64; Krieger '61; Faculty '07
Robert J. Ruben, M.D. '59; HS '59-64; Faculty '65
John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D., HS '71-72
Henry N. Wagner, Jr., M.D. '52; Krieger '48; HS '53-55 and '58-59; Faculty '59-present

2007 Recipients
James P. Gills, Jr., M.D., HS '62-65
Carol W. Greider, Ph.D., Faculty '97-07
George W. Hambrick, Jr., M.D., Faculty '66-76
Jeffrey D. Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D., HS '86-89 and Faculty '89-07
Richard J. Traystman, Ph.D., Faculty '80-03

2005 Recipients
David Paton, M.D. '56
Stephen J. Ryan, Jr., M.D. '65
Charles D. Sherman Jr., M.D. '45
John D. Stobo, M.D., HS '68-73

2003 Recipients
J. Alex Haller, Jr., M.D. '51
Merel Harmel, M.D. '43 February
Bernard Lown, M.D. '45
Albert H. Owens, Jr., M.D. '49

2001 Recipients
Denton A. Cooley, M.D. '44
Simeon Margolis, M.D. '57, Ph.D. '64
Maclyn McCarty, M.D. '37
Henry M. Seidel, M.D. '46

1999 Recipients
Anthony S. Felsovanyi, M.D. '41
Bernadine P. Healy, M.D., HS and Fellow '71-84, Faculty '79-84
William P. Longmire, Jr., M.D. '38
Sherman M. Mellinkoff, M.D., HS and Faculty '47-53

1997 Recipients
Mary Ellen Avery, M.D. '52
Richard J. Johns, M.D. '48
Daniel Nathans, M.D., Faculty '62-96
Edyth H. Schoenrich, M.D., M.P.H., HS and Fellow '48-54
Huntington Sheldon, M.D. '56

1995 Recipients
Mary Betty Stephens, M.D. '55
Worth B. Daniels, Jr., M.D. '48
Irving J. Sherman, M.D. '40
Frank Hinman, Jr., M.D. '41
Frank A. Oski, M.D., Faculty '85-96

1993 Recipients
Leighton E. Cluff, M.D., HS '49-52, Faculty '54-66
Thomas W. Langfitt, M.D. '53
Martin Macht, M.D. '45, Ph.D. Krieger '42
David E. Rogers, M.D., Dean Emeritus
Richard S. Ross, M.D., Dean Emeritus
Thomas B. Turner, M.D., Dean Emeritus

1991 Recipients
Charles C. J. Carpenter, Jr., M.D. '56
Gottlieb C. Friesinger II, M.D. '55
C. Rollins Hanlon, M.D. '38
Carol J. Johns, M.D. '50

1989 Recipients
Robert Austrian, M.D. '41
George E. Farrar, Jr., M.D. '31
A. McGehee Harvey, M.D. '34
Victor A. McKusick, M.D. '46

1987 Recipients
James W. Haviland, M.D. '36
Jeremiah A. Barondess, M.D. '49
George W. Mitchell, Jr., M.D. '42

1985 Recipients
John E. Bordley, M.D. '29
Giles F. Filley, M.D. '42
Mark M. Ravitch, M.D. '34
Caroline Bedell Thomas, M.D. '30

1983 Recipients
Benjamin M. Baker, Jr., M.D. '27
Dr. and Mrs. J. O'Neal Humphries, M.D. '56
Herbert E. Sloan, Jr., M.D. '40
R. Carmichael Tilghman, M.D. '32

1981 Recipients
J. Donald Hubbard, M.D. '51
Nancy L. R. Bucher, M.D. '43 February
Thomas G. Vandivier, M.D. '54

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The Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
Samuel P. Asper Award for Achievement in Advancing International Medical Education


The Asper Award was established in honor of the vision of the late Samuel P. Asper, M.D. '40. A renowned Hopkins educator and physician, he served as Dean of the American University of Beirut School of Medicine in the mid-to-late 1970s. Dr. Asper believed that the Hopkins-trained physicians who are dedicated to fostering excellent medical care and education in a foreign country are continuing the outreach effort of Dr. William Osler, who traveled to China to assist in establishing Peking Medical Union College, and deserve recognition for their efforts. The Asper Award is presented once every two years during the Biennial Meeting of The Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association to a member of the Association who has had a significant impact on the health and education of those in foreign countries.

2013: G. Johan A. Offerhaus, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Pathology, 1985-1991

2011: Ghazi S. Zaatari, M.D., Pathology, 1976-1980

2009: Marthanda Varma Sankaran Valiathan, M.D., Cardiac Surgery, trainee of Dr. Vincent Gott

2007: R. Bradley Sack, M.D., Sc.D., Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 1962-1964

2005: Timothy S. Harrison, M.D. '53, Department of Surgery, 1956-1959

2003: Ming-liang Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, 1976-1977

2001: Mohsen Ziai, M.D. '52, Department of Pediatrics 1952-1953

1999: Wilson Hwei-yuen Lo, M.D. '51, Department of Medicine 1951-1954; Mario Paredes-Espinoza, Department of Medicine 1953-1957

1997: Rolando A. Chanis, Jr., M.D. '36; Manuel Preciado, M.D. '40; Julio C. Wong, M.D. '51

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The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Awards


The JHU Alumni Association presents five prestigious annual awards to honor deserving graduates, professors and friends of Johns Hopkins. Visit the JHU Alumni Association website for more information.

  • Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service - Honors alumni who have brought credit to the university by their current or recently concluded distinguished public service as elected or appointed officials.
  • Heritage Award - Honors alumni and friends of Johns Hopkins who have contributed outstanding service over an extended period to the progress of the university or the activities of the Alumni Association.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award - Honors alumni who have typified the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and brought credit to the university by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement or humanitarian service.
  • Knowledge for the World Award - Honors alumni who exemplify the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and have brought credit to the university and their profession in the international arena through their professional achievements or humanitarian service.
  • Outstanding Recent Graduate Award - Honors recent graduates of Johns Hopkins (within 10 years of graduation) for outstanding achievement or service in their professional or volunteer life. Support of Johns Hopkins may be a consideration but not a requirement.

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