Past Honorees

Each year, Celebrate Downstate honors a select group of scientific, political, media, business, and philanthropic leaders whose outstanding achievements and commitment to humanitarian service have advanced medicine and transformed lives locally, nationally, and internationally – just as Downstate Medical Center does through its core missions of education, research, and patient care.


2011

Lifetime Achievement

Hugh J. Carroll, MD
Professor of Medicine at SUNY Downstate

Outstanding Innovation

Raymond V. Damadian, MD
President and Chairman
FONAR Corporation
Inventor of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Outstanding
Alumnus

Herbert Pardes, MD
President and CEO,
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Corporate Achievement

David E.I. Pyott
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Allergan, Inc.


2009

HIV/AIDS
Research

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Anthony S. Fauci, MD
Internationally-renowned leader in human immunology and AIDS research

Science
Journalism

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Carl Zimmer
Distinguished Author and Science Journalist

Cardiovascular Research

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Jeffrey S. Borer, MD
Renowned researcher, inventor, and cardiologist


2008

Outstanding
Alumnus

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Max Harry Weil, MD
Co-founder of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine. Considered one of the fathers of critical care medicine.

Health Care Advocacy in the Media

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Larry King
Award-winning radio and television host community leader.

Distinguished Friend in the Media Award

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Ray Suarez
Writer and senior correspondent for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.


Distinguished Political Historian Award

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Robert C. Dallek, PhD
Dr. Robert C. Dallek is an acclaimed historian.

Conscience of Media Award

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Joseph & Shirley Wershba
Journalists and TV news producers