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Distinguished Alumnus Award


In 2004, the Distinguished Alumnus Award was created to acknowledge an exemplary alumnus who has shown leadership and/or has had special recognition in his/her professional specialty and has actively participated in HSS Alumni Affairs.

2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner:

Bruce Reider, MD
American Journal of Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emeritus
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL


2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner:

John J. Callaghan, MD
The Lawrence and Marilyn Dorr Chair
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA


2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner:

Norman A. Johanson, MD
Professor and Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner:

Paul A. Lotke, MD
Professor Emeritus, Orthopaedic Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Havertown, Pennsylvania


2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner:

Merrill A. Ritter, MD
Surgeon and Chief, retired
Center for Hip and Knee Surgery
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana


Earlier Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipients:

2010 Harlan C. Amstutz, MD
2009 Victor M. Goldberg, MD
2008 Clifford W. Colwell, Jr., MD
2007 Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD
2006 Allan E. Inglis, MD
2005 David B. Levine, MD
2004 Charles L. Christian, MD