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Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award

The Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award is the highest honor the Alumni Association bestows upon a graduate of the Long School of Medicine. It is given each year to a graduate who has demonstrated the highest principles of the medical profession and has made outstanding contributions to society and the field of medicine through patient care, basic research, clinical research, and/or health services administration. The recipient of the award receives a framed certificate.

To view information about the award criteria and the nomination deadline, click here.

Access the Distinguished Alumnus Award nomination form (online form) (PDF form).

Past Honorees

Year Honored



Class Year


1991 Ira J. Chasnoff, MD Pediatrics ‘73 Chicago, Illinois
1992 James C. Martin, MD Family practice ‘73 San Antonio, Texas
1993 Chris P. Johnson, MD Pediatrics ‘78 San Antonio, Texas
1994 Sandra Sabatini, MD Nephrology ‘74 Lubbock, Texas
1995 Richard J. Gray, MD Cardiology ‘70 St. Paul, Minnesota
1996 Leah Raye Mabry, MD Family Practice ‘82 San Antonio, Texas
1997 Clyde A. Helms, MD Radiology ‘72 Durham, N. Carolina
1998 C. Nanette Clare, MD Pathology ‘75 San Antonio, Texas
1999 Harold Timboe, MD Family Practice ‘78 Bentonville, Arkansas
2000 Richard A. Becker, MD   Endocrinology ‘71 San Antonio, Texas
2001 Stanley Culotta, MD Family Practice ‘78 San Antonio, Texas
2002 David R. Schmidt, MD Orthopedics & Family Practice ‘80 San Antonio, Texas
2003 Joyce G. Schwartz, MD Pathology ‘80 San Antonio, Texas
2004 Martha Medrano, MD Psychiatry ‘81 San Antonio, Texas
2005 Ronald M. Stewart, MD   Surgery/General ‘85 San Antonio, Texas
2006 Patricia Sulak, MD Obstetrics/Gynocology ‘80 Temple, Texas
2007 Joel Tsevat, MD Internal Medicine ‘83 Cincinnati, Ohio
2008 Lois Bready, MD Anesthesiology ‘77 San Antonio, Texas
2009 Jacqueline Pugh, MD Internal Medicine/Epidemiology '81 San Antonio, Texas
2010 Everardo Cobos, MD Oncology '81 Lubbock, TX
2011 Roland Goertz, MD Family Medicine '81 Waco, TX
2012 James L. Holly, MD Family Medicine '73

Beaumont, TX

2013 William W. Hinchey, MD Pathology '78 San Antonio, TX
2014 Thomas L. Matthews, MD Psychiatry '97 San Antonio, TX
2015 Larry C. Driver, MD Surgery/Neurological '80 Houston, TX
2016 Steven J. Cyr, MD Orthopaedics '96 San Antonio, TX
2017 Janet P. Realini, MD, MPH Family Medicine '78 San Antonio, TX
2018 Michael W. Brennan, MD Ophthalmology '78 Burlington, NC

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