Honorary Degree Recipients

1973
Robert J. Glaser, MD
President, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

William George Anlyan, MD
Vice President, Health Affairs, Duke University

Mark Hummer Lepper, MD
Chairman, Comprehensive Health Planning Board State of Illinois

1974
Robert Higgens Ebert, MD
Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

1975
John H. Knowles, MD
President, Rockerfeller Foundation

Virginia Henderson, MA
Senior Research Associate Emeritus, School of Nursing, Yale University

1976
James Harvey Young, PhD
Professor of History, Emory University

Jessie M. Scott, MA, RN
Assistant Surgeon General and Director, Division of Nursing, Health Resources Administration, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare

1977
David A. Hamburg, MD
President, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences

1978
Julius B. Richmond, MD
Assistant Secretary, United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

1979
Gerard Piel, BA
Publisher and President, Scientific American

1980
Harriet Waltzer Sheridan, PhD
Dean of the College, Brown University

1981
Thomas H. Hunter, MD
The Owen R. Cheatham Professor of Science, Director, Program in Human Biology and Society, University of Virginia School of Medicine

1982
Walter J. McNerney, MHA
Past President of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Professor of Health Policy, Northwestern University

1983
Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD
Nobel Laureate, Associate Director and Senior Member, Clinical Research, Institute for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1984
Julius R. Krevans, MD
Chancellor, University of California at San Francisco

James A. Campbell, MD (1917-1983)
President, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center (1969-1983)

1985
Eli Ginzberg, PhD
The A. Barton Hepburn Professor Emeritus of Economics, Columbia University

David Elliott Rogers, MD
President, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Virginia V. Weldon, MD
Vice President, Washington University Medical Center

Edward N. Brandt, Jr., MD, PhD
Chancellor, University of Maryland, Baltimore

1986
Edward J. Stemmler, MD
Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

1987
150th Anniversary Commencement
The Honorable Dan Rostenkowski
Eighth Congressional District of Illinois, United States House of Representatives

Raymond C. Baumhart, SJ
President, Loyola University of Chicago

Arnold R. Weber, PhD
President, Northwestern University

Hanna Holborn Gray, PhD
President, The University of Chicago

Stanley O. Ikenberry, PhD
President, The University of Illinois

1988
Samuel O. Thier. MD
President, The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences

1989
Leon M. Lederman, PhD
Director, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Harold Byron Smith, Jr.
Trustee, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center

1990
Louis W. Sullivan, MD
Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services

1992
Stuart Harold Altman, PhD
Dean, Florence Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University

1993
Margaret E. Mahoney
President, The Commonwealth Fund

1994
Steven A. Schroeder, MD
President, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

1995
J. Robert Buchanan, MD
General Director Emeritus, Massachusetts General Hospital

1996
Clair M. Fagin, PhD
Leadership Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing

1997
Gail R. Wilensky, PhD
John M. Olin Senior Fellow, Project HOPE

1998
The Honorable John Edward Porter
Tenth Congressional District of Illinois, United States House of Representatives

1999
Edmund D. Pelligrino, MD
Director, Center for Clinical Bioethics and The John Carroll Professor of Medical and Clincial Bioethics, Georgetown University

2000
Whitney W. Addington, MD
Past President, American College of Physicians
President, Chicago Board of Health, Director, Primary Care Institute, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, and Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine

2001
Roger J. Bulger, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of Academic Health Centers

2002
Ruth M. Rothstein
Chief of the Cook County Bureau of Health Sciences

2003
Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., MD
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

2004
Warner Saunders
Co-anchor, NBC5 News

2005
Marca Bristo
President and CEO, Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago

2006
David C. Leach, MD
Executive Director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

2007
Julie Louise Gerberding, MD, MPH
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

2008
David Blumenthal, MD
Director of the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System, and the Samuel O. Thier Professorship in Medicine at Harvard Medical School

2009
Mardge Hillary Cohen, MD
Founder of the Cook County Hospital Women and Children's HIV Program, Co-Founder and Medical Director of the Women's Equity in Access to Care and Treatment of HIV.

2010
Janet Wolter, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University