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.

Video Tributes

RISE Award

Lars Osterberg, MD, MPH, RESIDENT ’94

2023 RISE Award Recipient

Iris C. Gibbs, MD '95, RESIDENT '00

2022 RISE Award Recipient

Odette Harris, MD ’96, Resident ’03, MPH

2021 RISE Award Recipient

Fernando Sanchez Mendoza, MD ’75, Resident ’78, Fellow ’81

2019 RISE Award Recipient

Yvonne "Bonnie" Maldonado, MD ’81

2018 RISE Award Recipient

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











RISE Award Recipients

Lars Osterberg, MD, MPH, RESIDENT ’94

Iris C. Gibbs. MD '95, RESIDENT '00 

Odette A. Harris, MD ’96, RESIDENT ’03, MPH 

Fernando Sanchez Mendoza, MD '75, Resident '78, Fellow '81

Yvonne "Bonnie" Maldonado, MD ’81

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