Distinguished Alumnus Award
The Department of Surgery recognizes the professional achievements and humanitarian services of our resident alumni. Each year we honor an alumnus with the Annual Department Distinguished Alumnus Award which is presented during the Henry N. Harkins Society banquet in September.
In selecting the Distinguished Alumnus, nominations are solicited from all alumni, faculty, staff, residents and fellows. Professional or humanitarian contributions that have enhanced the surgical profession, improved the welfare of the general public, or brought distinction to the department are considered. These contributions may have been made either over a long period of time or may be a single outstanding achievement. Both academic and nonacademic achievements are eligible.
Any physician who has completed his or her residency or fellowship training at the UW Department of Surgery is eligible for nomination and consideration. All department faculty, staff, residents and alumni are solicited on an annual basis to submit nominations of those who deserve recognition.
For further information, please contact our Distinguished Alumnus Award Committee c/o UWHarkins@gmail.com or call 206-543-9668.
Past Distinguished Alumnus Awardees
|2022||Dr. Nicholas Vedder||1991|
|2021||award not issued||—|
|2020||award not issued||—|
|2019||Dr. Valerie Rusch||1980|
|2018||Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike||2007|
|2017||Dr. Maureen Kim Lynch||1989|
|2016||Dr. Eileen Bulger||1999|
|2015||Dr. Thomas Hatsukami||1987|
|2014||award not issued||—|
|2013||award not issued||—|
|2012||Dr. Karen Guice|
Dr. Keith Oldham
|2011||Dr. Michael Florence||1980|
|2010||Dr. Hugh M. Foy||1983|
|2009||Dr. David R. Byrd||1987|
|2008||Dr. Mika N. Sinanan||1988|
|2007||Dr. John H.T. Waldhausen||1994|
|2006||award not issued||—|
|2005||Dr. Ronald V. Maier||1978|
|2004||Dr. J. Roland Folse||1967|
|2003||Dr. D. Eugene Strandness, Jr.||1964|
|2002||Dr. Robert W. Barnes||1970|
|2001||Dr. Roger Moe||1964|
|2000||Dr. Keith Kelly||1965|
|1999||Dr. Lloyd Nyhus||1956|
|1998||Dr. Robert Condon||1965|
|1997||Dr. Hilding Olson||1951|