History

The Jacobi Medallion has been awarded since 1952 for distinguished contributions to the field of medicine or extraordinary service to the Hospital, Health System, School of Medicine, or alumni community. This yearly event, hosted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Office of Alumni Relations and Development, is a celebration of excellence and dedication in the field of medicine. This prestigious event traces its origins to the visionary Dr. William M. Hitzig, who, as President of the Associated Alumni in 1952, conceived the idea of commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Mount Sinai Hospital.

The medallion itself pays homage to Dr. Abraham Jacobi, a revered figure in the medical world. Dr. Jacobi, one of the early presidents of The Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Board, eventually rose to the pinnacle of medical leadership as the President of the American Medical Association. He is credited with founding the specialty of pediatrics and, alongside his wife, Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi, established the first pediatric clinic in the United States. A man of broad interests, humanistic philosophy, investigative acumen, and clinical skill, he stands as a model not only for Mount Sinai, but for the entire medical profession.

Past Jacobi Recipients

2023

Burton A. Cohen, MD, MSH ’79
Lakshmi A. Devi, PhD 
Marta Filizola, PhD
Patricia Kovatch
I. Michael Leitman, MD, FACS
Jessica R. Moise
Ramon Parsons, MD, PhD
Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS
Swan N. Thung, MD, FAASLD

2022

Joseph D. BuxBaum, PhD
Yvette Calderon, MD, MS 
Jean-Frederic M. Colombel, MD
Carlos Cordon-Cardo, MD, PhD
Ebby Elahi, MD, MBA, FACS, MSSM '96, MSH '00
Annetine C. Geljins, PhD
Reena Karani, MD, MHPE, MSH '02
Naomi LC Luban, MD, MSSM '72
Barbara J. Niss, BA, MA
Joanne L. Stone, MD, MSHDCL
Rosalind J. Wright, MD, MPH

2021

Judith A. Aberg, MD
Donald A. Bergman, MD, MSH '77
Ana Fernandez-Sesma, PhD, MSSM '98
Evan L. Flatow, MD
Ronald H. Hoffman, MD, MSH '76
Elizabeth A. Howell, MD, MPP
Joy S. Gaylinn Reidenberg, PhD, MSSM '88
Leslie E. Schneier, MBA, MPH
Phyllis A. Schnepf, MS
Juan Pablo Wisnivesky, MD, DRPH

2020

Joshua B. Bederson, MD
Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD
Douglas T. Dieterich, MD
Carol R. Horowitz, MD, MPH
Yasmin S. Meah, MD, MSH '01
Miriam Merad, MD, PhD
Michael Minikes
David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, MSSM '77
Samuel Waxman, MD, MSH '64

Golden Headed Cane Recipient: 
Michael L. Marin, MD, MSSM '84

2019

Nina A. Bickell, MD, MPH
Steven J. Burakoff, MD
Zahi A. Fayad, PhD
Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, MSSM '87
Annapoorna S. Kini, MD, MRCP, FACC
Daniel Maklansky, MD
Reginald W. Miller, DVM, DACLAM
David C. Thomas, MD, MHPE
Ming-Ming Zhou, PhD

2018

Paul R.G. Cunningham, MD, FACS
Blaine V. Fogg, Esq.
Bruce D. Gelb, MD
Wayne A. Gordon, PhD, FACRM, ABPP
Yasmin L. Hurd, PhD
Srinivas Ravi V. Iyengar, PhD
Joseph R. Masci, MD
Mary Ann McLaughlin, MD, MPH
Thomas P. Naidich, MD, FACR

2017

Louis R. DePalo, M.D., F.A.C.C.P.
Celia M. Divino, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Ian R. Holzman, M.D.
Leslie Dubin Kerr, M.D.
Alice C. Levine, M.D.
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
Jonathan S. Stamler, M.D.

2016

Jean C. Crystal
Adolfo García-Sastre, Ph.D.
Alexander Kirschenbaum, M.D.
William Lawson, M.D., D.D.S.
Rosanne M. Leipzig, M.D., Ph.D.
Jewel Mullen, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A, F.A.C.P.
Alfred L. Siu, M.D., M.S.P.H.

2015

Gary C. Butts, M.D.
Stephen K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H.
Andy Jagoda, M.D., FACEP 
R. Sean Morrison, M.D.
Jasmin Moshirpur, M.D.
Ramon J.C. Murphy, M.D., M.P.H.
Joan Y. Reede, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.B.A.
Herschel J. Sklaroff, M.D.

2014

Scott L. Friedman, M.D.
Martin S. Goldstein, M.D.
Adrian Greenstein, M.D. 
Barbara Murphy, M.B., B.A.O., B.C.H., F.R.C.P.I.
David L. Reich, M.D.
Lynne D. Richardson, M.D.
Lester Silver, M.D.

2013

Michael L. Brodman, M.D.
Jeffrey S. Freed, M.D. 
Wayne S. Fuchs, M.D.
Donald J. Gogel
Lisa M. Satlin, M.D.
Karen Zier, Ph.D.

2012

Avi Barbasch, M.D.
Dennis S. Charney, M.D.
Peter May
Michael L. Marin, M.D.
Barbara K. Richardson, M.D.

2011

Eric M. Genden, M.D.
David S. Mendelson, M.D.
David Muller, M.D.
Pedro Pasik, M.D.
Anthony Squire, M.D.

 

2009

Elliot J. Rayfield, M.D.
Hugh A. Sampson, M.D.
Burton P. Drayer, M.D.
Charlotte Cunningham- Rundles, M.D., Ph.D.
Randall B. Griepp, M.D.

2008

Sandra Masur, Ph.D.
John Morrison, Ph.D.
Maria Padilla, M.D.
Laszlo Sarkozi, Ph.D.

2007

Angela Diaz, M.D., M.P.H.
Steven Itzkowitz, M.D.
Mark Chassin, M.D.
Samin Sharma, M.D.

2006

Jeffrey Laitman, Ph.D.
Harold A. Mitty, M.D.
Peter Palese, Ph.D.
Kalmon Post, M.D.
Peter Som, M.D.

2005

Joel J. Bauer, M.D.
Diane E. Meier, M.D.
Demetrius Pertsemlidis, M.D.
Peter H. Rubin, M.D.

2004

Robert J. Desnick, Ph.D, M.D.
Julius H. Jacobson, II, M.D.
Barry Salky, M.D.

2003

Jeffrey S. Flier, M.D.
Mark Lebwohl, M.D.

2002

Kenneth L. Davis, M.D.
Jonathan L. Halperin, M.D.
Philip Landrigan, M.D.
Lloyd F. Mayer, M.D.
Gary Rosenberg, Ph.D.

2001

Patricia S. Levinson
Roger Levy, M.D.
Arthur H. Rubenstein, M.D.
Mark H. Swartz, M.D.

2000

Bernard Cohen, M.D.
Charles M. Miller, M.D.
Jack G. Rabinowitz, M.D.
Nathaniel Wisch, M.D.

1999

Janet Cuttner, M.D.
Andrew D. Heineman, Esq.
Terry Ann Krulwich, Ph.D.
Steven M. Podos, M.D.

1998

Barry S. Coller, M.D.
Barry R. Freedman
Samuel L. Guillory, M.D.
Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, M.D.

1997

Ruth Abramson, M.D.
Gerald Friedman, M.D.
Sheldon Glabman, M.D.
Marvin F. Levitt, M.D.
John W. Rowe, M.D.

1996

Robert Butler, M.D.
Carmel J. Cohen, M.D.
Arthur Figur, M.D.
Marvin Stein, M.D.

1995

Valentin Fuster, M.D.
Irwin Gelernt, M.D.
Panayotis Katsoyannis, Ph.D.
Harry Spiera, M.D.
Helen Wilson

1994

Seymour Gendelman, M.D.
Nathan G. Kase, M.D.
Isadore Kreel, M.D.
David B. Sachar, M.D.

1993

Kurt Hirschhorn, M.D.
Sherman Kupfer, M.D.
Louis S. Lapid, M.D.
Richard E. Rosenfield, M.D.

1992

Hugh F. Biller, M.D.
Janice Gabrilove, M.D.
Mamoru Kaneko, M.D.
Frederick A. Klingenstein
Fenton Schaffner, M.D.

1991

Edward J. Bottone, Ph.D.
Richard Gorlin, M.D.
Edwin D. Kilbourne, M.D.
Gerson J. Lesnick, M.D.
Daniel H. Present, M.D.

1990

William T. Golden, M.D.
Donald Gribetz, M.D.
Saul B. Gusberg, M.D.
Jack Klatell, M.D.

1989

Kurt W. Deuschle, M.D.
Frederick H. King, M.D.
Burton I. Korelitz, M.D.
Gail Kuhn Weissman, R.N.

1988

Eugene W. Friedman, M.D.
Milton H. (Mike) Sisselman, M.D.
Leonard Steinfeld, M.D.
Edwin A. Weinstein, M.D.

1987

Robert M. Berne, M.D.
Ephraim Donoso, M.D.
Bernard C. Meyer, M.D.
Melvin D. Yahr, M.D.

1986

Yun Peng Huang, M.D.
Paul A. Kirschner, M.D.
Gene H. Stollerman, M.D.
Alvin S. Teirstein, M.D.

1985

James F. Holland, M.D.
Robert S. Litwak, M.D.
Gabriel P. Seley, M.D.
Jerome D. Waye, M.D.

1984

David R. Coddon, M.D.
Samuel K. Elster, M.D.
Charlotte Friend, Ph.D.
Sidney M. Silverstone, M.D.

1983

Mortimer E. & Richard A. Bader, M.D.s
John DeHoff, M.D.
Leonard I. Malis, M.D.
Lotte Strauss, M.D.

1982

Ellen Fuller-Zweifach, R.N.
Ezra M. Greenspan, M.D.
Horace L. Hodes, M.D.
Barry Stimmel, M.D.

1981

Lester Blum, M.D.
Thomas C. Chalmers, M.D.
Samuel H. Klein, M.D.
Ralph H. Moloshok, M.D.

1980

Jack & Jane Aron
Lester R. Cahn, D.D.S.
Jacob Churg, M.D.
Arthur R. Sohval, M.D.

1979

Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., M.D.
Simon Dack, M.D.
Alfred P. Fishman, M.D.
Peter Vogel, M.D.

1978

David A. Dreiling, M.D.
Arthur M. Fishberg, M.D.
Bernard E. Simon, M.D.
Rosalyn S. Yalow, Ph.D.

1977

Sidney W. Gross, M.D.
Alfred L. Rose
Bernard S. Wolf, M.D.
Tsai-Fan Yu, M.D.

1976

Irving J. Selikoff, M.D.
Robert S. Siffert, M.D.
Louise Siltzbach, M.D.
Alfred R. Stern

1975

Sheldon R. Coons
Henry Dolger, M.D.
Jean Pakter, M.D.
Robert Turrell, M.D.
Louis R. Wasserman, M.D.

1974

Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.
Albert S. Lyons, M.D.
Ira A. Schur
Norman Simon, M.D.

1973

J. Lester Gabrilove, M.D.
Alvin J. Gordon, M.D.
Hans Popper, M.D.
Frederick H. Theodore, M.D.

1972

George L. Engel, M.D.
Richard H. Marshak, M.D.
S. David Pomrinse, M.D.

1971

James Felt, Posthumous
Joseph A. Gaines, M.D.
Max L. Som, M.D.

1970

Alan H. Barnert, M.D.
Claire Hirschfield, M.D.
Saul Jarcho, M.D.

1969

Joseph Harkavy, M.D.
Gordon D. Oppenheimer, M.D.
Isidore Snapper, M.D.
Martin R. Steinberg, M.D.

1968

Irving B. Goldman, M.D.
Alan F. Guttmacher, M.D.
Samuel M. Peck, M.D.

1967

Dr. & Mrs. Arthur H. Aufses, Sr.
Percy Klingenstein, M.D.
George Lee

1966

Eugene Braunwald, M.D.
Albert Cornell, M.D.
Joseph L. Goldman, M.D.
Lester R. Tuchman, M.D.

1965

Gustave L. Levy
Milton Mendlowitz, M.D.
Robert A. Nabatoff, M.D.

1964

Morris A. Goldberger, M.D.
M. Ralph Kaufman, M.D.

1963

Max Ellenberg, M.D.
Leon Ginzburg, M.D.

1962

Burrill B. Crohn, M.D.
John H. Garlock, M.D.
Samuel Rosen, M.D.

1961

Morris B. Bender, M.D.
Joseph Klingenstein
Coleman B. Rabin, M.D.

1960

Murray H. Bass, M.D.
Eugene Metzger
Harold Neuhof, M.D.

1959

Solomon Silver, M.D.
Moses Swick, M.D.

1958

Bernard H. Eliasberg, M.D.
Isidor C. Rubin, M.D.

1957

Paul Klemperer, M.D.
Israel S. Wechsler, M.D.
David Wexler, M.D.

1956

George Baehr, M.D.
Samuel Karelitz, M.D.
Eli Moschcowitz, M.D.

1955

Ralph Colp, M.D.
Reuben Ottenberg, M.D.
Jonas Salk, M.D.
Kaufman Schivek, M.D., Posthumous
Harry Weiss, M.D.

1954

David Beck, M.D.
Richard Lewisohn, M.D.
Bernard S. Oppenheimer, M.D.
Bela Schick, M.D.

1953

William M. Hitzig, M.D.
Harry Rosenwasser, M.D.
Gregory Shwartzman, M.D.
Israel Strauss, M.D.
Bella Trachtenberg

1952

Leo Edelman, M.D.
Elmer S. Gais, M.D.
Joseph H. Globus, M.D.
Abraham Hyman, M.D.
Arthur M. Master, M.D.
Sadao Otani, M.D.
Mount Sinai Hospital (in honor of its 100th Anniversary)