The RISE Award

The mission of the Stanford University Alumni Association is to Reach, Inspire, Serve and Engage Stanford University Medical Center alumni. We promote and celebrate excellence, diversity, and collegiality. Our programming and services are designed to encourage alumni, faculty, and student involvement, working together to support and to benefit the School of Medicine, the Medical Center, and Stanford University.

The RISE award is dedicated to those individuals who represent our values and have demonstrated exceptional dedication to nurturing our Medical Center and alumni community through acts of leadership, volunteerism, mentoring or teaching.

Past RISE Award Recipients

Kelley M. Skeff, MD, RF ’80, PhD ’81

Thomas A. Raffin, ’68, MD ’73 

Kenneth L. Vosti,  ’50, MD ’54

Video Tributes

Kelley M. Skeff, MD, RF ’80, PhD ’81

2015 RISE Award Recipient



Thomas A. Raffin, ’68, MD ’73

2014 RISE Award Recipient