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Carlos Pestana, MD, PhD Award

The Carlos Pestana M.D., Ph.D. Award recognizes a graduating student for truly outstanding academic talent, clinical skills and ethical standards. Students ranked among the top 25 of their class at the completion of their third year of medical school are eligible.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Carlos Pestana, a founding faculty member in the Surgery Department, former Dean of Students, and a beloved figure in our School’s history.

The recipient of this award receives a framed certificate and a $6,500 check. For more information about the award criteria and nomination deadline, click here.


2015 Recipient



Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Scarano, Dean, School of Medicine, Jacqueline Bucher '15,

Carlos Pestana Award recipient, and Dr. Pamela Camosy, '80, School of Medicine Alumni Board Member