The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award acknowledges exceptional contributions by an alumnus or alumna in a clinical, research, educational or administrative field. The recipient(s) will demonstrate the commitment of the Mayo brothers to practice, education and research.
As Charles H. Mayo, M.D., said, “Medicine gives only to those who give, but her reward for those who serve is ‘finer than much fine gold.'”
The Professional Achievement Award is presented at the biennial meeting of the Alumni Association. Recipient(s) must attend the biennial meeting in order to receive the award.
Alumni Association members who are in active practice and meet one or more of the following criteria will be considered:
- Provide exceptional leadership in clinical medicine
- Promote the art and science of medicine through education
- Have shown significant leadership ability
- Are recognized for contributions to the research community
- Have had early career accomplishments with significant potential for further accomplishments.
Please submit the following to nominate a member of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association for this award. Nominations must be submitted by another Mayo alumnus.
- A completed nomination form
- A letter of nomination, which should include specific examples of how the nominee has exceeded expectations in his or her area
- The nominee’s curriculum vitae and bibliography
- At least three, but no more than five letters of recommendation
- Supporting information, which may include letters of commendation, awards, newspaper articles or other information
A selection committee composed of representatives from the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association reviews the applications and makes the final selection.
|2019||Claudette Lajam, M.D.||Orthopedics (2004)|
|2017||Jon V. Thomas, M.D.||Med School (1988), Otolaryngology (1993)|
|2015||Alan Sessler, M.D.||Anesthesiology (1962)|
|2013||William Oliver Jr., M.D.||Anesthesiology (1987)|
|2011||John R. Wheat, M.D.||Internal Medicine (1983)|
|2009||Nicholas F. LaRusso, M.D.||Internal Medicine (1972) and Gastroenterology (1975)|
|2007||John Cantwell, M.D.||Internal Medicine (1968)|
|2005||Shigeaki Kobayashi, M.D., Ph.D.||Surgery (1966) and Neurosurgery (1971)|
|2003||Bernard Harris Jr., M.D.||Internal Medicine (1985)|