Award Recipients (through 2023 Ceremony)

In memory of Saul H. Horowitz, Jr, a longtime Trustee of the Mount Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine who was pivotal in the founding of the school, this award is given to a physician who has made or shows promise of making significant contributions as a teacher, investigator, and/or practitioner in the field of medicine.
Eligibility: Any physician who received an MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Past Recipients

2023 S. David R. Friedland, MD, PhD, MSSM '95, MSH '00
2022 S. Deblina Datta, MD, MSSM '95, MSH '98 and '99
2021 Michael A. Palese, MD, MSSM '97
2020 Beth Raucher, MD, MS, MSSM '76
2019 Anna Wald, MD, MPH, MSSM '85
2018 Mitchell B. Cohen '77
2017 Adam I. Levine '89 
2016 Theodore Christopher, MD '81 
2014 Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH, '95 
2013 Gail Roboz '94 
2012 Michael L. Brodman '82 
2012 David G. Nichols '77 
2011 Eleftheria  Maratos-Flier '76 
2011 Goutham Narla, MD, PhD, '06 
2009 Alexander Kirschenbaum '80 
2008 Eric Genden '92 
2007 Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD '86 
2006 Christopher P. Landrigan '95 
2005 Naomi Corman Luban '72 
2004 Larry B. Goldstein '81 
2003 Robert S. Shapiro '84 
2002 Jonathan S. Stamler '85 
2001 Michael L. Marin '84 
2000 Richard G. Stock '88 
1999 Maria L. Padilla '75 
1998 Stephen A. Kaplan '82 
1997 David M. Nathan '75 
1996 Steven P. Roose '74 
1995 Paul Teirstein '80 
1994 Robert P. Friedland '73 
1994 Robert Aaron Phillips '80 
1993 Scott L. Friedman '79 
1993 Charles M. Miller '78 
1992 Steven Itzkowitz '79 
1991 Mark E. Sobel, MD, PhD '75 
1991 Idelle M. Weisman '74 
1990 Steven S. Thacker '73 
1990 David S. Baskin '78 
1989 Janice Lynn Gabrilove '77 
1989 Ernst John Schaefer '72 
1988 John M. Morihisa '76 
1987 Steven Heymsfield '71 
1986 Lloyd F. Mayer '76 
1985 Steven Grant '73 
1984 Mark H. Swartz '73 
1983 Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD '72 
1982 Jeffrey P. Koplan '70 
1981 Eric N. Prystowsky '73 
1980 Heidi Seitelbaum Weissman '74 
1979 Jeffrey Scott Flier '72 
1978 Kenneth Davis '73

In memory of J. Lester Gabrilove, MD, considered one of the fathers of modern endocrinology and beloved physician, this award is given to a member of the Mount Sinai community with proven and continued excellence in clinical or basic research.
Eligibility: Any member of the Mount Sinai community.

Past Recipients

2023 Robert O. Wright, MD, MPH
2022 John Cijiang He, MD, PhD, MSH ‘03
2021 Jean-Frederic Colombel, MD
2020 Mone Zaidi, MD, PhD, MACP
2019 Rosalind Wright, MD, MPH
2018 Bonnie M. Davis
2017 Peter R. Dottino 
2016 Eric Nestler 
2014 Bruce D. Gelb 
2013 Ravi Iyengar 
2012 Lisa Satlin 
2011 Derek LeRoith 
2010 Marek Mlodzok 
2006 Peter Pales, PhD 
2005 Philip Landrigan 
2004 Bernard Cohen 
2003 Robert Desnick 
2002 Marion Orlowski 
2002 Sherman Wilk 
2001 Kurt Hirschhorn 
2000 Jacob Churg 
1999 Mark L. Urken 
1998 Valentine Fuster 
1997 Barry S. Coller 
1997 Janice Lynn Gabrilove 
1996 Yale Nemerson 
1995 Henry D. Janowitz 
1994 Melvin Yahr 
1993 Fenton Schaffner 
1992 Richard Gorlin 
1991 James F. Holland 
1990 Simon Dack 
1989 Irving Selikoff

In honor of Terry Ann Krulwich, PhD, beloved scientist, student champion, and founding director of the MD/PhD Program, this award is given to an outstanding Mount Sinai-trained physician scientist.
Eligibility: Any physician scientist (MD or MDPhD) who is a graduate of Mount Sinai (including graduate school, medical school, residency and fellowship, or post-doctoral alumni).

Past Recipients

2023 Daniel J. Weiss, MD, PhD, MSSM '88
2022 Roxana Mehran, MD, MSH '95
2021 Noura S. Abul-Husn, MD, PhD, MSSM '09
2020 Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD
2019 Wendy S. Rubinstein, MD, PhD, MSSM '89
2018 Ayotunde Dokun
2017 Mark E. Sobel

This award is given to an individual (physician or non-physician) who has provided exceptional service to the Mount Sinai community.
Eligibility: Any member of the Mount Sinai community.

Past Recipients

2023 Silvia Chavez, MSN, ANP-BC
2023 Vesna Najfeld, PhD
2022 Arthur A. Guffanti, PhD
2021 Franklin M. Klion, MD, MSH '64
2020 Donald Bergman, MD, MSH
2019 Patricia Bloom, MD, MSSM '75
2018 Richard R.P. Warner, MD
2017 Ira Eliasoph, MD 
2017 Albert M. Lefkovits, MD 
2013 Lloyd Mayer, MD 
2012 Elliot Rayfield, MD 
2011 Phyllis Schnepf, MS 
2010 Leslie Schneier, MBA, MPH 
2010 Anthony Squire, MD 
2010 William G. Stein, MD 
2009 Sandra K. Masur, PhD 
2008 Barbara Niss 
2008 Barry Stimmel, MD 
2008 Alvin Teirstein, MD 
2006 Samuel L. Guillory, MD 
2004 Arthur H. Aufses, Jr. MD 
2004 Albert S. Lyons, MD 
2003 Dr. & Mrs. Richard Moss 
2002 Victor Herbert, MD, JD 
2002 Inez Greenstadt 
2001 Mark Imberman, MD 
2000 Leon Pordy, MD 
1999 Jay Cohen 
1998 David Coddon, MD 
1998 Cyndi Gruber 
1997 Andrew Heinemen 
1997 Nathan Kase, MD 
1997 Allen Unger, MD 
1996 Gerald Friedman, MD, PhD 
1996 Lynn Kasner Morgan 
1996 Gary Rosenberg, PhD 
1996 Sidney Sass 
1996 Dr. & Mrs. Maurice Zimmerman

In honor of Dr. Jeffrey T. Laitman, internationally regarded anatomist and beloved educator, this award is given to an individual who has made major contributions to the field of medical education.
Eligibility: Any medical educator who is part of the Mount Sinai community.

Past Recipients

2023 Bret P. Nelson, MD
2022 Valerie Parkas, MD
2021 Susan Lerner, MD
2020 Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH
2019 Joseph Lieber, MD, MSH, '88
2018 Rainier P. Soriano
2018 Claude Bloch
2017 Marita S. Teng 
2017 Daniel M. Maklansky 
2016 Leslie Kerr 
2014 Herbert S. Sherry 
2013 Jerome Waye 
2012 Gerald Friedman 
2012 Adam I. Levine 
2011 Scott H. Barnett 
2011 Andy S. Jagoda 
2010 Michael Marin 
2010 Daniel P. Perl 
2009 Arthur I. Cederbaum 
2009 Joseph Goldfarb 
2008 Jeffrey Laitman 
2005 Rosamond Rhodes 
2004 Larry Smith 
2003 Terry Krulwich 
2002 Mark Swartz 
2001 Barry Stimmel 
1985 Karen L. M. Chang

This award is given to a scientist who, since graduation from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has made significant contributions as an investigator, and/or practitioner in their field.
Eligibility: Any scientist who is a graduate of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences or completed post-doctoral training at Mount Sinai.

Past Recipients

2023 Basil Hanss, PhD
2023 Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD, MSSM '15, MSH '10
2022 Zihai Li, MD, PhD, MSSM '93
2021 Carolina B. Lopez, PhD, MSSM '05
2021 Padmini Rangamani, PhD, MSSM '10
2020 Avi Ma'ayan, PhD
2019 Matthew J. O'Connell, PhD
2018 Ana Fernandez-Sesma
2017 Joy S. Reidenberg

In memory of Sidney Grossman, MD, empathic physician and human rights advocate, this award is given to an individual (physician or non-physician) who has shown extraordinary service and inspirational leadership to others.
Eligibility: Any member of the Mount Sinai community.

Past Recipients

2023 James C. Tsai, MD, MBA
2022 Dinali Fernando, MD, MPH, FACEP, MSH '07
2021 Elizabeth Singer, MD, MPH, MSH '00
2020 Ludwik S. Szymanski MD
2019 Justin E. Bird, MD, MSSM '04
2019 Keith Benkov, MD, MSSM '79, MSH '84
2018 Ann Marie Beddoe
2017 Annie Sparrow 
2016 Lester Silver 
2014 Nanette K. Wenger 
2013 Jean Crystal (Trustee) 
2012 Lynne D. Richardson 
2011 Jeffrey S. Freed 
2010 Arthur H. Aufses, Jr. 
2009 Diane E. Meier 
2006 Judith E. Nelson 
2004 Angela Diaz 
2003 Maria L. Padilla '75 
2002 Thomas Von Essen

This award is given to a clinician who has made sustained outstanding commitments to patient care.
Eligibility: Any clinician of the Mount Sinai community.

Past Recipients

2023 Meg A. Rosenblatt, MD, MSH '89
2022 Burton A. Cohen, MD, MSH '79
2022 Peak Woo, MD, FACS
2021 Alejandro Berenstein, MD

This award is given to a student or trainee who exhibits exemplary leadership in outstanding service to the Mount Sinai community. 
Eligibility: Any student or trainee of the Mount Sinai community. Up to two awards will be given, up to one for a current medical or graduate student and up to one for a current resident, fellow, or post-doctoral fellow.

Past Recipients

2023 Christopher Bellaire, MD Candidate '23
2023 Hashem Emad Zikry, MD, ISMMS '18
2022 Katherine Meckel, PhD Candidate '22
2022 Charles Sanky, MD, MPH, ISMMS '20 and '21
2021 James Blum, MD, MPP, ISMMS '21
2021 Taylor Harrell, MS2
2020 Zachary Lorsch, MD, PhD, ISMMS '20
2020 Mingyang Gray, MD, MSH '20
2019 Theodore R. Pak, PhD, ISMMS '19
2018 Benjamin M. Laitman
2017 Ian B. Kwok 
2017 Alison P. Saunders 
2016 Ilana Ramer 
2016 Carine Davila 
2014 Salina S. Bakshi 
2014 Marti E. Dembowitz 
2013 Rishi Kothari 
2012 Mishant Goyal 
2011 Julia Peterson 
2010 Thomas Hays 
2008 Gary Deutsch 
2007 Megan McCarthy 
2006 Karina Gritsenko 
2005 Brian Lin 
2004 Bethany Slater 
2003 Neelofar K. Butt 
2002 Daniel Egan 
2001 Jeremy Schiller 
2000 Jeremy Abramson 
1999 Samara Beth Wand 
1998 Steven Vetter 
1997 Lucy Guerra 
1996 Diane der Marderosian 
1995 Marc Habert 
1994 Robert Madayag 
1993 John Bucek 
1992 Jules Feledy 
1991 Diane Lucia Larosa 
1990 Michael C. Caldwell 
1989 Warren H. Fong 
1988 Edward A. Slosberg 
1987 Joseph A. Capra 
1986 Stanley J. Spector