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.
Hugh J. Carroll, MD
Professor of Medicine at SUNY Downstate
Raymond V. Damadian, MD
President and Chairman
Inventor of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Herbert Pardes, MD
President and CEO,
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
David E.I. Pyott
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Anthony S. Fauci, MD
Internationally-renowned leader in human immunology and AIDS research
Distinguished Author and Science Journalist
Jeffrey S. Borer, MD
Renowned researcher, inventor, and cardiologist
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
Award-winning radio and television host community leader.
Distinguished Friend in the Media Award
Writer and senior correspondent for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
Distinguished Political Historian Award
Robert C. Dallek, PhD
Dr. Robert C. Dallek is an acclaimed historian.
Conscience of Media Award
Joseph & Shirley Wershba
Journalists and TV news producers