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.

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.

Meet Dr. Lefkowitz

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
  • Nelson Chao
  • Thomas Coffman
  • Harvey Jay Cohen
  • David D'Alessio
  • Anna Mae Diehl
  • Pamela Douglas
  • Victor Dzau
  • Vance Fowler
  • Joseph Greenfield
  • Barton Haynes
  • Adrian Hernandez
  • Michael Hershfield
  • Mary Klotman (Councillor)
  • Robert Lefkowitz (Kober Medal recipient)
  • Rodger Liddle
  • Daniel Mark
  • Kristin Newby
  • John Perfect
  • Eric Peterson
  • Claude Piantadosi
  • David Pisetsky
  • Wendell Rosse (Emeritus)
  • Howard Rockman
  • Ralph Snyderman (Chancellor emeritus)
  • Keith Sullivan
  • Laura Svetkey
  • Marilyn Telen
  • J. Brice Weinberg
  • 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
  • ​John Alexander
  • Sana Al-Khatib
  • Andrew Alspaugh
  • Murat Arcasoy
  • Gerard Blobe
  • ​L. Ebony Boulware
  • Robert Califf
  • Thomas Coffman
  • Sandeep Dave
  • Anna Mae Diehl
  • David Durack
  • Victor Dzau
  • Michael Felker
  • Vance Fowler
  • Rasheed Gbadegesin
  • Augustus O. Grant
  • Joseph Greenfield
  • Barton Haynes
  • Adrian Hernandez
  • Michael Hershfield
  • John Hollingsworth
  • Raymond Kim
  • Robert Lefkowitz
  • Rodger Liddle
  • Daniel Mark
  • Michael Morse
  • S. Tiong Ong
  • Scott Palmer
  • Manesh Patel
  • Eric Peterson
  • Claude Piantadosi
  • David Pisetsky
  • Geoffrey Pitt
  • David Rizzieri
  • Howard Rockman (editor, The Journal of Clinical Investigation)
  • Robert Rosati (Emeritus)
  • Paul Rosenberg
  • Wendell Rosse (Emeritus)
  • Herbert Saltzman
  • ​Stefanie Sarantopoulos
  • Kevin Schulman
  • Svati Shah
  • Dorothy Sipkins
  • Ralph Snyderman (Chancellor Emeritus)
  • Marilyn Telen
  • Eric Velazquez
  • J. Brice Weinberg
  • Myles Wolf
  • Yiping Yang

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 research mentoring

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2016 - Kevin Thomas, MD

Master Clinician/Teacher Award

  • 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