Distinguished Alumnus Award

Sponsored by the WVU School of Medicine Alumni Association

This award was established in 1984 by the Executive Council of the WVU School of Medicine Alumni Association, and was revised in 1995 by the Awards Committee. The intention is to honor those alumni "whose distinguished careers and unselfish contributions to society have enhanced the prestige of West Virginia University School of Medicine and in their own special way, have helped to upgrade the quality of health care."

Selection Criteria

A candidate must be a graduate (MD or PhD) of the West Virginia University School of Medicine whose career has been distinguished by scholarly achievement, humanitarian contribution, or outstanding service to the institution. This award honors a single outstanding accomplishment, or a lifetime of merit with international or national recognition.

Want to Nominate Someone?

Send your nomination and letter of support to:

WVU School of Medicine
Office of Alumni Affairs
PO Box 9114
Morgantown, WV 26506-9114
Email: lnine@hsc.wvu.edu

Award Recipients

2017

2016

2015

A. Paul Brooks, Jr., MD, Class of 1966

2014

David Peden, MD, Class of 1984

2013

David Jones, MD, Class of 1989

2012

Clay Marsh, MD, Class of 1985

2011

Lawrence H. Phillips II, MD, Class of 1974

2010

B. Thomas Hutchinson, MD, Class of 1956

2009

John R. Marler, MD, Class of 1980

2008

Ellen Shaw deParedes, MD, Class of 1978

2007

Raymond F. Morgan, MD, Class of 1976

2006

William A. Neal, MD, Class of 1966

2005

Larry W. Moreland, MD, Class of 1983

2004

Richard M. Allman, MD, Class of 1980

2003

Ronald O. Valdiserri, MD, Class of 1977

2002

James E. Cottrell, MD, Class of 1968

2001

Ivan Schwab, MD, Class of 1973

2000

Edward J. Shahady, MD, Class of 1964

1999

David Westfall, PhD, Class of 1968

1998

Margaret A. Kessinger, MD, Class of 1967

1997

Margaret C. Heagarty, MD, Class of 1959

1996

Charles B. Cuono, MD, Class of 1971

1995

Larry K. Pickering, MD, Class of 1970

1994

David C. Fogarty, MD, Class of 1973

1993

Michael J. Lewis, MD, Class of 1975

1992

C. Richard Daniels, MD, Class of 1954

1991

Lawrence A. Krames, MD, Class of 1966

1990

Isaiah Wiles, MD (deceased) Class of 1933

1989

David Z. Morgan, MD, Class of 1950

1988

Jay M. Arena, MD, Class of 1930

1987

Mitchell M. Benedict, MD (deceased), Class of 1923

1986

Dana L. Farnsworth, MD (deceased) Class of 1931

1985

Larry Schwab, MD, Class of 1966

1984

Pat A. Tuckwiller, MD (deceased), Class of 1926