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Past Winners

Our alumni accomplish great things. Over the years, we've had the honor of presenting our alumni with awards to commend their accomplishments. 

Distinguished Physician Alumni Award
  • 2017 – J.W. Randolph Bolton, M.D., Ph.D., ‘84/Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • 2016 – Anna-Kathryn Rye, M.D., ‘02/Pediatrics
  • 2015 – Barbara H. Amaker, M.D., ‘90/Neuropathology
  • 2014 – Steven W. Corso, M.D., ‘88/Hematology/Oncology
  • 2013 – Kenneth M. Rogers, M.D., '90, Child Psychiatry
  • 2012 – David E. Koon Jr., M.D., '92,Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2011 – Bonnie J. Ramsey, M.D., '81, Child and Adult Psychiatry
  • 2010 – Robert C. Holleman Jr., M.D. '90, Pediatric Nephrology
  • 2009 – R. Ian McCaslin, M.D., M.P.H., '83, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • 2008 – D. Jeffrey Newport, M.D., M.S., M.D.i.v., '95, Psychiatry
  • 2007 – Judith T. Burgis, M.D., '89, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2006 – Elizabeth G. Baxley, M.D., '84, Family Medicine
  • 2005 – William M. Moore, Jr. M.D.,'83, Vascular Surgery
  • 2005 – Franklin O. Smith III, M.D., '84, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • 2004 – R. Caughman Taylor, M.D., '83, Pediatrics
  • 2004 – Virginia A. Eddy, M.D., '84, Surgery
  • 2003 – Dexter L. Cook Jr., M.D., '83, Pediatrics
  • 2003 – Patrick McBride M.D., '84, Family Medicine
  • 2001 – Raymond P. Bynoe, M.D. – Residency Class of 1984, Surgery
  • 2000 – Jim C. Chow, M.D., '85, Dermatology
Distinguished Young Physician Alumni Award
  • 2017 – Ken Iverson, M.D., ‘07/ Otolaryngology
  • 2016 – William Palmer, M.D., ‘10/Internal Medicine
  • 2015 – William E. Bynum, M.D., ’10/Family Medicine
  • 2014 – James Blakeley Long, M.D., ‘05/Internal Medicine
  • 2013 – William R. Jennings, M.D., '03, Emergency Medicine
  • 2012 – Elizabeth H. Mack, M.D. '03, Pediatrics
  • 2011 – Caroline Keller Powell, M.D., '01, Internal Medicine
  • 2010 – Natasha M. Ruth, M.D., '00, Pediatric Rheumatology
  • 2009 – B. James McCallum, M.D., '01, Internal Medicine
  • 2008 – Charles J. Carter Jr., M.D., '99, Family and Preventive Medicine
  • 2007 – Nioaka N. Campbell, M.D., '00, Psychiatry
  • 2006 – Noel A. Brownlee, M.D., '02, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • 2005 – John P. Batson III, M.D., '99, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine
  • 2004 – M. Todd Crump, M.D., '98, Emergency Medicine
  • 2003 – John Markowitz, M.D., '95, Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • 2001 – C. Todd Walter, M.D., '93, Family Medicine
Distinguished Humanitarian Physician Alumni Award
  • 2017 – Gabe Simpson, M.D., ‘00/Emergency Medicine
  • 2016 – John C. Ropp, III, M.D., ‘01/Family Medicine
  • 2015 – R. Thomas Reach, M.D., ‘86/Family Medicine
  • 2014 – Timothy A. Fitzgibbon, M.D., ‘87/Family Medicine
  • 2013 – M. Todd Crump, M.D., '98, Emergency Medicine
  • 2012 – March E. Seabrook, M.D., '86, Gastroenterology
  • 2011 – Victoria Giles Andes, M.D.,  '90, Family Medicine
  • 2011 – Luke (Buddy) K. Baxley, M.D., '82, Family Medicine (Posthumously)
  • 2010 – Kerry K. Sease, M.D., '98, Pediatrics
  • 2009 – George H. Helmrich, M.D., '90, OB/GYN
  • 2007 – Cassandra D. Youmans, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.-H.C.M., F.A.A.P., '87, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
  • 2006 – James F. Riddle, M.D., '86, Psychiatry
  • 2005 – G. Grattan (Grat) Correll, M.D., '94, Family Medicine
  • 2004 – Katherine A. Close, M.D., '88, Family Medicine
  • 2003 – Miriam R. Wheeler, M.D. '85, Family Medicine
  • 2001 – Elizabeth Harvey Baker, M.D. '86, Pediatrics
  • 2000 – Paul V. DeMarco, M.D. '89, Internal Medicine
Distinguished Doctorate Alumni Award
  • 2017 – Leah Reznikov, Ph.D., ’08
  • 2016 – Sloka Iyengar, Ph.D. , '10
  • 2015 – Xingzhi Xu, Ph.D., ‘00
  • 2014 – Brian B. Gowen, Ph.D.,  ’00
  • 2013 – Misty D. Smith, Ph.D., '01
  • 2012 – KV Chalam, M.D., Ph.D., '04
  • 2011 – Heather Evans-Anderson, Ph.D., '04
  • 2010 – Darrell R. Borger, Ph.D., '01
  • 2009 – Naveed K. Shams, M.D., Ph.D., '89
  • 2008 – Amy Baldwin, Ph.D., '03
  • 2006 – Jian M. Ding, M.D., Ph.D., '92
  • 2005 – Richard A. Rabin, Ph.D., '79
  • 2004 – Aniruddha Choudhury, Ph.D.,'94
  • 2003 – Randolph M. Johnson, Ph.D., '84
  • 2000 – Alvin F. Wells, M.D., Ph.D., '88
Distinguished Genetic Counseling Award
  • 2017 – Emily E. Hardisty, M.S. C.G.C.,  ’01
  • 2016 – Elizabeth H. Malphrus, M.S. C.G.C., '01
  • 2015 – Margaret M. Walker, M.S. C.G.C., ‘08
  • 2014 – Kathryn Laine Berrier, M.G.C. ’09
  • 2013 – Campbell K. Brasington, M.C.G., C.G.C., '88
  • 2012 – Kerensa (Kerry) Crandall, M.S., C.G.C., '88
  • 2011 – MaryAnn Whalen Campion, M.S. C.G.C., '00
  • 2010 – Jennifer Anne Sullivan-Saarela, M.S., C.G.C., '96
  • 2009 – Melissa K. Bennett, M.S., C.G.C.,  '97
  • 2008 – Courtney Rowell Tate, M.S., C.G.C., '00 
  • 2007 – Holly Landrum Peay, M.S., C.G.C., '97
  • 2006 – Sonja R. Eubanks, M.S., C.G.C., '95
  • 2005 – Victoria A. Vincent, M.S., C.G.C., '87
  • 2004 – Christine E. Miller, M.S., C.G.C., '89 
Distinguished Master’s Alumni Award
  •  2017 – Richard Kordus, M.B.S., 10, Biomedical Science
  • 2016 – W. Michael Donovan, C.R.N.A., M.N.A., ‘07, Nurse Anesthesia
  • 2015 – Catherine G. Gutshall, C.R.N.A., D.N.A.P., ‘11, Nurse Anesthesia
  • 2014 – Heather Houston Eidson, C.R.N.A., M.N.A., '06, Nurse Anesthesia
  • 2013 – James P. Watson, M.B.S., '03, Biomedical Science 
  • 2012 – Kevin J. LeBlanc, C.R.N.A., M.N.A., '05, Nurse Anesthesia
  • 2011 – Gregory L. Dahl, M.R.C., '04, Rehabilitation Counseling
  • 2010 – Richard P. Wilson, - C.R.N.A., M.N.A., '06, Nurse Anesthesia
  • 2009 – Kenneth Hergenrather, Ph.D., C.R.C., '97, Rehabilitation Counseling
  • 2008 – William M. Luce, C.R.N.A., '98, Nurse Anesthesia
  • 2007 – Ralph Russell Britain, C.R.N.A., '02, Nurse Anesthesia
  • 2006 – Edward Middleton, M.R.C., '99, Rehabilitation Counseling
  • 2005 – Herbert O. Poole, M.N.A., '97, Nurse Anesthesia
  • 2004 – Kimberly Heriot Newell, M.N.A., '96, Nurse Anesthesia
  • 2003 – Jill Marie Fischer, M.S., C.G.C., '93, Genetic Counseling
  • 2001 – Campbell K. Brasington, M.S., C.G.C., '88, Genetic Counseling
Alumni Association Honorary Life Membership
  •  2017 – Ms. DyAnne Dunham – USC School of Medicine (1979 – 2005), Senior Director of Development (1994 – 2005)
  • 2016 – Carol Smith – 1976 – 2003 USC School of Medicine and Editor Emerita, SC Medicine Magazine
  • 2015 – Nancy A. Richeson, M.D. – 1983 – 2015 USC School of Medicine Educator and Administrator
  • 2014 – James R. Augustine, Ph.D. - 1976 – 2014 USC School of Medicine Scholar, Researcher and Educator
  • 2013 – Carol L. McMahon, M.D. – 1994 -2013 USC School of Medicine Educator and Administrator
  • 2012 – Richard A. Hoppmann, M.D. – 2009 – 2013 Dean; 1997 – 2012 USC School of Medicine Educator and Administrator
  • 2011 – Stanley D. Fowler, Ph.D. – 1982 – 2011 USC School of Medicine Educator and Administrator
  • 2010 – David L. Keisler, M.D. – 1993 – 2003 USC School of Medicine Educator and Administrator
  • 2009 – G. Paul Eleazer, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.G.S.F. – Director, Division of Geriatrics
  • 2008 – C. Warren Derrick, M.D. – 1977 – 2006 USCSOM Educator and Administrator; Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics
  • 2007 – Larry R. Faulkner, M.D. – 1994-2006 Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean
  • 2006 – James R. Stallworth, M.D. – Associate Professor, Pediatrics
  • 2005 – O’Neill Barrett, Jr. M.D. – Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Internal Medicine
  • 2004 – Donald E. Saunders, Jr. M.D. – Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology
  • 2003 – Paul V. Catalana, M.D., M.P.H. – GHS Director of Student Services and Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • 2003 – James A. Hightower, Ph.D. – Professor Emeritus, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
  • 2001 – Roderick Macdonald, Jr. M.D. – Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology and Dean Emeritus
  • 2001 – J. O’Neal Humphries, M.D. – Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Internal Medicine and Dean Emeritus
  • 2000 – Robert F. Sabalis, Ph.D. – Associate Dean for Medical Education and Academic Affairs 
Outstanding Young Alumni Award
  • 2013 – William R. Jennings, M.D., '03, Emergency Medicine
  • 2008 – Nioaka N. Campbell, M.D., '00, Psychiatry
  • 2006 – Noel Brownlee, M.D., '02, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology 
Outstanding Black Alumni Award
  • 2015 – Kenneth M. Rogers, M.D., '90, Child Psychiatry
  • 2007 – Cassandra D. Youmans, M.D., ' 87, Internal Medicine
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
  • 2013 – M. Todd Crump, M.D., '98, Emergency Medicine
  • 2010 – Jim C. Chow, M.D., '85, Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • 2006 – Katherine A. Close, M.D., '88, Family Medicine 
Honorary Life Membership
  • 2004 – Larry R. Faulkner, M.D. – Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the USC School of Medicine
  • 2004 – Donald E. Saunders, Jr. M.D.  '51; Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Cardiology
  • 2003 – Roderick Macdonald, Jr. M.D. - Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology and Dean Emeritus
  • 1991 – J. O’Neal Humphries, M.D. - Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Internal Medicine and Dean Emeritus