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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

138th Anniversary Alumni Association Reunion

Alumni Association Award Recipients

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Each year alumni of distinction are honored at the Annual Awards Ceremony held during the Alumni Reunion weekend. Listed here are the awards that are presented and the recipients for 2017.

Please note that awards are usually given to people in the five-year classes. For 2018 it would be given to the classes ending in a eight (8) or three (3).

To nominate yourself or another alumnus/a for an alumni award, print and fill in the Nomination Form (PDF), along with a brief description (less than two pages) of the nominee's achievements, leadership or service history, and mail it to:

SUNY Downstate Alumni Association College of Medicine
450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 1204
Brooklyn, NY 11203

You can also send the requested information in an email, along with the description of the nominee's accomplishments, to

Photo Galleries

Please visit our Shutterfly Gallery where you can view and purchase photos from the past Homecoming and Reunion Weekends.

If you would like to receive a free digital copy via email, please contact the alumni office with the photo name or number at or 718-270-2075.

Alumni Association Award Selections 2018

The following have been nominated for Awards at the 137th Annual Alumni Reunion to be awarded on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge.

Alumni Achievement Awards

Oncology – Hyman Muss, MD ’68
Cardiology – Merle Myerson, MD ’93
Cosmetic Surgery – Michelle Zweifler, MD ’93
Dermatology – Stephen Danziger, MD ’68
Emergency Medicine – Jason Hack, MD ’93
Ethics – William Doscher, MD ’68
Genetics – Brendan Lee, MD ’93
HIV/Aids Research – Dominic Chow, MD ’93
Neurology – Andrea Bozoki, MD ’93
Oncology – Lowell Schnipper, MD ’68
Orthpaedics – Lyndon Bernard Gross, MD ’93
Pathology – Tak-Shun Choi, MD ’93
Pediatrics – Ellen Wald, MD ’68
Public Health – Ann Dimaio Ricci, MD ’83
Surgery – Jordan Josephson, MD ’83

Alumni Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to American Medicine

Lawrence Brandt, MD ’68

Dr. Frank L. Babbott Memorial Award

Raymond Roos, MD ’68

Benjamin Zohn, MD '25 Alumni Service Award

Kenneth Cohen, MD '81

Clarence and Mary Dennis Dedicated Service Award

Teresa Brevetti, MD '97

Clark-Curran Award in Medical Administration

Eric Siegel, MD '93

Honorary Alumnus/a

Edward Heilman, MD

Master Teacher Awards

Cynthia Abraham, MD '08 – Master Teacher Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lawrence Goodman, MD '68 – Master Teacher Award in Radiology and Pulmonology
Spencer Rosero, MD '93 – Master Teacher in Cardiology
Arnold Wald, MD '68 – Master Teacher in Gastroenterology
Neil Winawer, MD '93 – Master Teacher in Medicine
Kenneth Glassberg, MD '68 – Master Teacher in Urology

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