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The Academy’s prestigious Fellows program, the foundation on which the Academy was established in 1847, includes more than 2,000 individuals, elected by their peers, from across the medical and health professions, and other disciplines affecting health. 

Academy Fellows and Members are distinguished professionals in medical and health professions and other disciplines affecting health, who embody the highest levels of achievement and leadership in urban health, elected by their peers. Fellows span a wide range of disciplines including medicine, nursing, social work, public health, administration, health policy, pharmacy, dentistry, law, and government, and are academics, practitioners, and policy makers in their fields. The Academy also offers Membership, Associate Membership, and Student Membership levels for early career professionals, graduate students, and recent graduates in the health professions and related fields.

In a tradition of honor and service, the Fellows are organized into diverse Sections and workgroups that address clinical and population health issues facing individuals and communities in New York City and cities around the world. Working collaboratively across disciplines, specialties, and institutional boundaries, Fellows participate in cutting edge research, educational, and health policy programs; organize events addressing critical health issues; and enjoy unprecedented networking opportunities as well as active engagement with staff of the Academy in the work conducted by the Institute for Urban Health and the Library.  

Each year, the Academy also awards more than $400,000 in grants and fellowships to medical students, seasoned physicians, and investigators to support the advancement of health care studies. For more information, see Awards & Grants.

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2015 Annual Meeting of the Voting Fellows and 168th Anniversary Discourse & Awards

November 5, 2015: Annual Meeting of the Fellows and 168th Anniversary Discourse & Awards
November 5, 2015: Annual Meeting of the Fellows and 168th Anniversary Discourse & Awards
Dr. Barbara Green, Chair of the Academy Committee on Admission and Membership
Dr. Barbara Green, Chair of the Academy Committee on Admission and Membership
The Class of 2015: New Fellows and Members
The Class of 2015: New Fellows and Members
168th Anniversary Discourse Speaker Dr. Harold Varmus
168th Anniversary Discourse Speaker Dr. Harold Varmus
Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, Academy President; Dr. Charles L. Sawyers, recipient of the Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science; Dr. Susan Horwitz
Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, Academy President; Dr. Charles L. Sawyers, recipient of the Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science; Dr. Susan Horwitz
Kevin Thurm, Academy Trustee Emeritus; Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, recipient of the Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Health Policy; Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford
Kevin Thurm, Academy Trustee Emeritus; Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, recipient of the Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Health Policy; Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford
Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford; Dr. Alfred Sommer, recipient of Stephen Smith Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Public Health; Dr. Karen Davis
Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford; Dr. Alfred Sommer, recipient of Stephen Smith Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Public Health; Dr. Karen Davis
Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford; Dr. Diane E. Meier, recipient of the John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Practice; Dr. Albert L. Siu
Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford; Dr. Diane E. Meier, recipient of the John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Practice; Dr. Albert L. Siu
Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford; Dr. Ruby Hearn, recipient of the Academy Plaque for Exceptional Service to the Academy; Frank Savage, Academy Trustee
Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford; Dr. Ruby Hearn, recipient of the Academy Plaque for Exceptional Service to the Academy; Frank Savage, Academy Trustee
Quartet from the Music and Medicine Initiative of Weill Cornell Medical College
Quartet from the Music and Medicine Initiative of Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. George E. Thibault, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Tony Shih, Executive Vice President of the Academy
Dr. George E. Thibault, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Tony Shih, Executive Vice President of the Academy
Dr. Thomas Q. Morris, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. David Siscovick, Senior Vice President for Research at the Academy
Dr. Thomas Q. Morris, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. David Siscovick, Senior Vice President for Research at the Academy
New Fellow Dr. Lacey Elwin and Dr. Angel Mendoza, Director of the Academy's Center for Health Policy and Programs
New Fellow Dr. Lacey Elwin and Dr. Angel Mendoza, Director of the Academy's Center for Health Policy and Programs
Annual Meeting of the Fellows and 168th Anniversary Discourse & Awards Reception
Annual Meeting of the Fellows and 168th Anniversary Discourse & Awards Reception
Academy Fellow Dr. Maxine L. Rockoff and Jessica Ancker
Academy Fellow Dr. Maxine L. Rockoff and Jessica Ancker
Dr. Sylvia Karasu, Academy Fellow; Dr. George E. Thibault, Chairman of the Academy Board of Trustees; Dr. Allen M. Spiegel, Academy Trustee
Dr. Sylvia Karasu, Academy Fellow; Dr. George E. Thibault, Chairman of the Academy Board of Trustees; Dr. Allen M. Spiegel, Academy Trustee
Dr. Douglas D. Altchek, MD, 30-Year Fellow; Angela Altchek; Cindy Belgorod; Dr. Barry M. Belgorod, 30-Year Fellow
Dr. Douglas D. Altchek, MD, 30-Year Fellow; Angela Altchek; Cindy Belgorod; Dr. Barry M. Belgorod, 30-Year Fellow
30-Year Fellow Dr. Harris M. Nagler with family
30-Year Fellow Dr. Harris M. Nagler with family
New Fellow Dr. Kenrick Cato, Dr. Jenny Castillo, New Fellow Dr. Shelley Weinstock, Paul Bartick
New Fellow Dr. Kenrick Cato, Dr. Jenny Castillo, New Fellow Dr. Shelley Weinstock, Paul Bartick
30-Year Fellow Dr. Shaesta Humayun, Dr. Humayun Waheed
30-Year Fellow Dr. Shaesta Humayun, Dr. Humayun Waheed
Annual Meeting of the Fellows and 168th Anniversary Discourse & Awards Reception
Annual Meeting of the Fellows and 168th Anniversary Discourse & Awards Reception
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