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Medal of Honor 

Annually, the New York Medical College School of Medicine Alumni Association awards the Medal of Honor
at the annual Alumni Reunion Banquet. New York Medical College alumni and friend recipients are chosen for their achievements by their peers and awarded this special recognition.

 

Recipients of the Medal of Honor (in order by year received):

1948

Charles L. Murdock, M.D.                                        

                                                                                   

1950

Marcus D. Kogel, M.D. '27                                                                                                                                               


1954

Roy Upham, M.D. '01 (received award posthumously)             

 

1955

Ruel A. Benson, M.D. '03 (received award posthumously)       

                                                                                   

1956

Sprague S. Carleton, M.D. '06

                                                                                   

1957

J. A.W. Hetrick, M.D. '18

                                                                                   

1959

Israel S. Kleiner, Ph.D.                                  

Richard F. Dobbins, M.D. '45

George Link Jr., LL.B., J.D.                          

                                                                                   

1960

Frederic W. Lincoln                                       

Milton J. Wilson, M.D. '18                           

J. Clifford Hayner, M.D. '19                         

Philipp J.R. Schmahl, M.D. '11                     

Martin L. Stone, M.D. '44

Ralph E. Snyder, M.D. '50                            

Lawrence B. Slobody, M.D. '36                                

Walter L. Mersheimer, M.D. '37                   

Frank J. Borrelli, M.D. '33

Leonard P. Wershub, M.D. '27                                 

John S. O. Herrlin, M.D. '23
Horace E. Ayers, M.D. '09  

1961

Stephen P. Jewett, M.D. '10  
                                    

1962

Carl C. Salzman, M.D. '24

Ian M. Thompson, M.D. '47  

1963

David M. Mayer, M.D.  '32

Orlando von Bonnewitz, M.D.                                  

 

1964 

Homer R. Blincoe, M.D.                               

 

1965

Frank E. Fierro, M.D. '33      

Sheridan W. Shirley, M.D. '53

David Lehr, M.D.

 

1966 

Alfonso A. Lombardi, M.D.                                                                                      

E. Edward Napp, M.D. '33

 

1967

Julius Blankfein, M.D. '28

Jackson E. Spears

Irene Tomson, M.D. '28

 

1968

Robert A. O'Connor, M.D. '43

Bernard J. Wattiker, M.D. '44

 

1969

John Abajian Jr., M.D. '37

Saul A. Schwartz, M.D. '30

E. Edward Napp, M.D. '33

 

1970

Robert J. Lifton, M.D. '48

 

1971

Martin L. Stone, M.D. '44

George R. Nagamatsu, M.D. '34

 

1972

Walter L Mersheimer, M.D. '37

 

1973

Oscar Auerbach, M.D. '29

Henry P. Leis Jr., M.D. '41

Arthur A. Michele, M.D. '35

 

1974

Edward Wasserman, M.D. '46

Allan B. Weingold, M.D. '55

1975

Cyrille R. Halkin, M.D. '45

Francis D. Speer, M.D.

Benjamin Wiesel, M.D. '36

 

1976

David Lehr, M.D.

John F. McDermott Jr., M.D. '55

 

1977

Saverio S. Bentivegna, M.D. '50

Douglas R. Knab, M.D. '55

 

1978

Maurice M. Black, M.D. '43

 

1979

Martin L. Stone, M.D. '44

 

1981

Richard B. Knapp, M.D. '59             

Seymour Schlussel, M.D. '51

                                                                                   

1982

Joseph A. Cimino, M.D.

                                                                                   

1983
Samuel H. Rubin, M.D.  

Certificate of Achievement
Roger C. Duvoisin, M.D. '54
Harold I. Kaplan, M.D. '49
Arnold I. Turtz, M.D. '48                                               

     

1984

Joseph F. Dursi, M.D. '59

Certificate of Achievement
R. Peter Altman, M.D. '61
David Miller, M.D. '59
Charles F. Wooley, M.D. '54

 

1985

Dante V. Bizzarri, M.D. '42     

Certificate of Achievement
Anita S. Curran-Smith, M.D. '55
Burton Feinerman, M.D. '54
Benjamin J. Sadock, M.D. '59                   

 

1986

Rita F. Girolamo, M.D. '51  

Certificate of Achievement
Stephen N. Rous, M.D. '56
Ronald J. Pion, M.D. '56            

 

1987                                                                           

Harry J. Buncke, M.D. '51         

Certificate of Achievement
Harry J. Buncke, M.D. '51
Simon Dack, M.D. '32        

1988                                                                           
Certificate of Achievement
Stephen A. Obstbaum, M.D. '67
Leonard R. Rubin, M.D. '37  

 

1989                                                                           

Lester S. Borden, M.D. '69                                       

Paul Tartell, M.D. '52   

Certificate of Achievement
Vincent R. DeAngelis, M.D. '58                     

 

1990

John G. Weg, M.D. '59

Certificate of Achievement
Rear Admiral John C. Duffy, M.D. '60
David M. Paige, M.D. '64
Matthew Warpick, M.D. '25

1991

John C. Hobbins, M.D. '63

Certificate of Achievement
Ira D. Glick, M.D. '61
Nicholas F. LaRusso, M.D. '69

 

1992

Charles N. Aswad, M.D. '57

Certificate of Achievement
Roger C. Duvoisin, M.D. '54
Joel Kupersmith, M.D. '64

 

1993

Louis E. Fierro, M.D. '60

Certificate of Achievement
Neil A. Kurtzman, M.D. '61
Walter F. Pizzi, M.D. '69

 

1994

Richard J. Macchia, M.D. '69

Certificate of Achievement
Mark I. Rosenblum, M.D. '69
Barbara J. Wolfson, M.D. '74

 

1995

Donald S. Gromisch, M.D. '60

Certificate of Achievement
Thomas B. Graboys, M.D. '70
Leonard J. Newman, M.D. '70

 

1996

Fred J. Epstein, M.D. '63

Certificate of Achievement
Kathleen G. Nelson, M.D. '71
Rudolph F. Taddonio, Jr., M.D. '71

 

1997

Michael A. Antonelle, M.D. '62

Robert M. D'Alessandri, M.D. '71

Certificate of Achievement
Stephan I. Kamholz, M.D. '72
Charles S. Kleinman, M.D. '72

 

1998

H. Warren Goldman, M.D. '73

Certificate of Achievement

Richard N. Hirsh, M.D. '69

 

1999

John T. Repke, M.D. '78

Certificate of Achievement
Robert A. Barish, M.D. '79
Robert A. Schwartz, M.D. '74
Edward L. Snyder, M.D. '73

 

2000               

Dennis J. Allendorf, M.D. '70

Nicholas F. La Russo, M.D. '69

Certificate of Achievement
Bernard V. Wetchler, M.D. '50

 

2001

Constantin Cope, M.D. '51

Ronald L. Arenson, M.D. '70

 

2002

John A. Ambrose, M.D. '72

Dorothea Zucker-Franklin, M.D. '56

 

2003

Kevin R. Loughlin, M.D.  '75 (A)

Aaron J. Marcus, M.D. '53

 

2004

Charles F. Wooley, M.D. '54

Clyde J. Ikeda, M.D. '79

Distinguished Service Medal

Louis E. Fierro, M.D. '60

2005

Leonard J. Newman, M.D. '70


Distinguished Service Medal
David A. Staffenberg, M.D. '89

 

2006

James J. Cimino, M.D. '81

Arno R. Hohn, M.D. '56

2007

John M. Jessup, M.D. '72

Scot C. Remick, M.D. '82

 

2008

Peter A. Indelicato, M.D. '69

Christopher F.X. Riegler, M.D. '88

 

2009

Joseph S. Cervia, M.D. '84

Mark L. Rosenblum, M.D. '69

 

2010

Elsa-Grace V. Giardina, M.D. '65

Henry I. Saphier, M.D. '61

 

2011

Rudolph F. Taddonio, Jr., M.D. '71

 

2012

Robert J. Belsole, M.D. '69

Eileen M. Dieck, M.D. '86
 

2013

Win-Kuang Shen, M.D. '83

 

2014

Louis V. Angioletti, Jr., M.D. '66

 

2015

Col. Felicia F. Pehrson, M.D. '87 FACC


Distinguished Service Medal
Matthew A. Pravetz, O.F.M., Ph.D. '88

Anthony M. Sozzo, M.S., Ed., M.A.

 

2016

Stephan Ariyan, M.D. '66

 

2017

Stuart A. Green, M.D. '67

2018

William B. Rosenblatt, M.D. '73


For more information about the School of Medicine Alumni Association:

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations
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