Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award, formerly known as the Alumni Recognition Award, recognizes University of Minnesota Medical School graduates who have made outstanding contributions to their communities—at the local, regional, or national level—through medical practice, teaching, research, or other humanitarian activities. Nominees should be graduates of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Past Recipients

2017

  • Peter B. Bach, M.D., '92
  • Joia S. Mukherjee, M.D., M.P.H., '92
  • Paul A. Volberding, M.D., '75

2016

  • Marci L. Bowers, M.D., ‘86
  • Steven E. Koop, M.D., ‘79
  • Penny A. Wheeler, M.D., ‘84

2015

  • Paul C. Matson, M.D., ‘81
  • William E. Petersen, M.D., ‘45
  • Robert A. Van Tassel, M.D., ‘64

2014

  • Robert H. Bosl, M.D., ‘79
  • Mark L. Jacobson, M.D., M.P.H., ‘78

2013

  • Marvin E. Ament, M.D., ‘63
  • Charles E. Crutchfield, M.D., ‘63

2012

  • Joseph C. Kolars, M.D., ‘82
  • Robert D. Letson, M.D., ‘52
  • Elizabeth R. Seaquist, M.D., ‘82

2011

  • Donald R. Schimnoski, M.D., '46
  • Paul A. Severson, M.D., '78

2010

  • Bonita E. Falkner, M.D., '67
  • Robert L. Sadoff, M.D., '59

2009

  • Louis J. Ling, M.D., '80
  • Patricia B. Wolff, M.D., '72
  • James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., '76

2008

  • Dale C. Betterton, M.D., ‘73
  • Leif I. Solberg, M.D., ‘63

2007

  • Marvin Goldberg, M.D., '53
  • Karen Olness, M.D., '61

2006

  • William E. Jacott, M.D., ‘64
  • John E. Repine, M.D., ‘71

2005

  • Richard F. Edlich, M.D., Resident Alumnus, Surgery '71
  • John F. Greden, M.D., '67

2004

  • Michael B. Belzer, M.D., '74
  • Robert J. Desnick, M.D., '71

2003

  • Michael A. Maddaus, '82
  • C. Gail Summers, '79

2002

  • James H. House, '63
  • Audrey M. Nelson, '65

2001

  • Charles I. Benjamin, '65

2000

  • Paul S. Sanders, '70
  • Valerie K. Ulstad, '82

1999

  • Richard L. Stennes, '69

1998

  • June M. LaValleur, '87