The RISE Award

The mission of the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association is to Reach, Inspire, Serve and Engage Stanford Medicine 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, Stanford Hospital, and Stanford University.

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

Past RISE Award Recipients

Neil Gesundheit, MD, MPH, Resident ’80

Gabriel Garcia, MD, Resident ’81, Fellow ’84

Kelley M. Skeff, MD, RF ’80, PhD ’81

Thomas A. Raffin, ’68, MD ’73 

Kenneth L. Vosti,  ’50, MD ’54

Video Tributes

RISE Award

Neil Gesundheit, MD, MPH, Resident ’80

2017 RISE Award Recipient



Gabriel Garcia, MD, Resident ’81, Fellow ’84

2016 RISE Award Recipient



Kelley M. Skeff, MD, RF ’80, PhD ’81

2015 RISE Award Recipient



Thomas A. Raffin, ’68, MD ’73

2014 RISE Award Recipient