Each year, Albert Einstein College of Medicine recognizes distinguished alumni for their significant achievements and contributions to the advancement of medicine, biomedical science and medical education. The recipients of these awards, the highest recognition given to alumni, bring honor to the College of Medicine and serve as role models for all current and future Einstein students. The Einstein Alumni Association also annually honors a faculty member whose achievements and contributions exemplify similar excellence and influence. Awards are presented annually at Commencement and the annual Reunion Dinner in the spring.
Dominick P. Purpura Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award recognizes outstanding achievements in clinical medicine and/or biomedical research, or a professional career dedicated to humanitarian achievements.
Distinguished PhD Alumnus/Alumna Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in biomedical science, biotechnology, and/or professional leadership in advancing biomedical research for the benefit of humankind.
Einstein Honorary Alumnus/Alumna Award recognizes distinguished members of the faculty who have made a profound, positive impact on the College of Medicine, and who exemplify the attributes for which Einstein is renowned -- caring and humanity, concern for the individual and an abiding commitment to serve the students of the medical school.
Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Einstein alumni who have attained distinction in their fields and who have made major contributions to the health and welfare of underserved communities.
Lifetime Service Award acknowledges Einstein alumni members who have demonstrated exemplary service and dedication to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine community through their volunteer efforts.