Achievements & Recognition

Faculty members in the Department of Medicine are leaders in internal medicine and biomedical research. They have earned many accolades from national and international organizations. 

See highlights below, or visit MedicineNews to read the latest news items about faculty awards and honors.

Lefkowitz

Robert Lefkowitz, Nobel Laureate

In October 2012, Robert Lefkowitz, MD, was honored with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012 for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors.

Association of American Physicians

The Association of American Physicians (AAP) is a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 by seven physicians, including Dr. William Osler, for "the advancement of scientific and practical medicine."

The following Medicine faculty have been inducted into the AAP:

  • Robert Califf
  • Thomas Coffman
  • David D'Alessio
  • Pamela Douglas
  • Vance Fowler
  • Barton Haynes
  • Michael Hershfield
  • Virginia Kraus
  • Rodger Liddle
  • Kristin Newby
  • Eric Peterson
  • David Pisetsky
  • Wendell Rosse (Emeritus)
  • Ralph Snyderman (Chancellor emeritus)
  • Laura Svetkey
  • J. Brice Weinberg
  • Nelson Chao
  • Harvey Jay Cohen
  • Anna Mae Diehl
  • Victor Dzau
  • Joseph Greenfield
  • Adrian Hernandez
  • Mary Klotman (Councillor)
  • Robert Lefkowitz (Kober Medal recipient)
  • Daniel Mark
  • John Perfect
  • Claude Piantadosi
  • Christopher Plowe
  • Howard Rockman
  • Keith Sullivan
  • Marilyn Telen
  • Myles Wolf

American Society for Clinical Investigation

The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) is dedicated to the advancement of research that extends understanding and improves the treatment of human diseases, and members are committed to mentoring future generations of physician-scientists. Because members must be 45 years of age or younger at the time of their election, membership reflects accomplishments by its members relatively early in their careers.

The following Medicine faculty have been inducted into ASCI:

  • Amy Abernethy
  • Sana Al-Khatib
  • Murat Arcasoy
  • ​L. Ebony Boulware
  • Thomas Coffman
  • Anna Mae Diehl
  • Victor Dzau
  • Vance Fowler
  • Augustus O. Grant
  • Barton Haynes
  • Adrian Hernandez
  • John Hollingsworth
  • Robert Lefkowitz
  • Daniel Mark
  • S. Tiong Ong
  • Manesh Patel
  • Claude Piantadosi
  • Geoffrey Pitt
  • Howard Rockman
  • Paul Rosenberg
  • Herbert Saltzman
  • Kevin Schulman
  • Dorothy Sipkins
  • Marilyn Telen
  • J. Brice Weinberg
  • Yiping Yang
  • ​John Alexander
  • Andrew Alspaugh
  • Gerard Blobe
  • Robert Califf
  • Sandeep Dave
  • David Durack
  • Michael Felker
  • Rasheed Gbadegesin
  • Joseph Greenfield
  • Mark A. Herman
  • Michael Hershfield
  • Raymond Kim
  • Rodger Liddle
  • Michael Morse
  • Scott Palmer
  • Eric Peterson
  • David Pisetsky
  • David Rizzieri
  • Robert Rosati (Emeritus)
  • Wendell Rosse (Emeritus)
  • ​Stefanie Sarantopoulos
  • Svati Shah
  • Ralph Snyderman (Chancellor Emeritus)
  • Eric Velazquez
  • Myles Wolf

Duke School of Medicine Faculty Awards

Each year during the annual Spring Faculty Meeting, the School of Medicine honors its faculty members, including many faculty from the Department of Medicine. Read a description of each award on the School of Medicine website.

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

  • 2020 - Michael Sketch, MD
  • 2017 - Thomas Gehrig, MD
  • 2016 - Peter Kussin, MD
  • 2015 - Michael Blazing, MD
  • 2012 - Jon Gockerman, MD
  • 2003 - Joseph O. Moore, MD
  • 2000 - Anthony N. Galanos, MD
  • 1999 - John A. Bartlett, MD

Leonard Palumbo, Jr., MD, Faculty Achievement Award

  • 2021 - Mitchell Heflin, MD
  • 2020 - Nathan Thielman, MD, MPH
  • 2018 - Kevin Harrison, MD
  • 2017 - Ken Lyles, MD
  • 2015 - Barbara Alexander, MD
  • 2014 - Thomas M. Bashore, MD
  • 2011 - William Kane, MD, PhD
  • 2010 - Anthony N. Galanos, MD
  • 2004 - Nancy B. Allen, MD
  • 2001 - G. Ralph Corey, MD
  • 1999 - Wendell F. Rosse, MD

Ruth and Morris Williams, Jr. Faculty Research Prize

  • 2020 - Deverick Anderson, MD
  • 2012 - Amy Abernethy, MD
  • 2006 - Vance G. Fowler, Jr., MD, MHS
  • 2003 - Jonathan S. Stamler, MD

Research Mentoring Award for excellence in clinical science research mentoring

  • 2021 - Kimberly Johnson, MD, MHS (Career) and Robert Mentz, MD (Early Career)
  • 2020 - Kenneth Schmader, MD (Career) and Tracy Wang, MD (Early Career)
  • 2019 - Dawn Provenzale, MD
  • 2017 - Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD
  • 2016 - Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH
  • 2014 - James A. Tulsky, MD
  • 2013 - Christopher O'Connor, MD
  • 2012 - Robert Califf, MD
  • 2011 - Gene Oddone, MD, MHS
  • 2011 - Laura Svetkey, MD, MHS
  • 2010 -  G. Ralph Corey, MD
  • 2009 - Harvey J. Cohen, MD

Research Mentoring Award for excellence in translational science

  • 2019 - Chris Woods, MD, MPH
  • 2018 - Vance Fowler, MD, MHS
  • 2017 - Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD
  • 2014 - Marilyn J. Telen, MD
  • 2013 - William Kraus, MD
  • 2011 - Anna Mae Diehl, MD
  • 2009 - John R. Perfect, MD

Research Mentoring Award for excellent in laboratory-based research

  • 2011 - Gerry Blobe, MD, PhD
  • 2011 - Bart Haynes, MD
  • 2009 - Howard A. Rockman, MD

Excellence in Professionalism Award

  • 2021 - Kevin Thomas, MD
  • 2020 - Larry Crawford, MD
  • 2020 - Andrew Muir, MD 
  • 2019 - Harry Phillips, MD
  • 2018 - Cara O'Brien, MD
  • 2017 - Joseph Rogers, MD
  • 2017 - Diana McNeill, MD
  • 2016 - Christopher Granger, MD
  • 2015 - Daniel Mark, MD
  • 2014 - Laura P. Svetkey, MD, MHS
  • 2013 - William Yancy, MD

Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching Award

  • 2016 - Andrew Alspaugh, MD

Michelle P. Winn Inclusive Excellence Award

  • 2020 - Kimberley Evans, MD
  • 2020 - Tamaa Saint-Surin, MD (Resident)
  • 2019 - Dinushika Mohottige, MD, MPH (Fellow)
  • 2016 - Kevin Thomas, MD

Master Clinician/Teacher Award

  • 2021 - Terry Fortin, MD
  • 2020 - Michael Berkoben, MD
  • 2020 - Joseph Moore, MD
  • 2019 - Murat Arcasoy, MD
  • 2019 - Chet Patel, MD
  • 2019 - Joanne Wilson, MD
  • 2018 - Louis F. Diehl, MD
  • 2017 - Andy Alspaugh, MD
  • 2017 - Carlos de Castro, MD
  • 2017 - Andrew Wang, MD
  • 2016 - Anthony Galanos, MD
  • 2015 - James Tcheng, MD
  • 2014 - Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS
  • 2013 - Stan Branch, MD
  • 2012 - Warner Burch, MD
  • 2011 - Dan Sexton, MD