Walter T. Hughes Distinguished Physician Award

The Walter T. Hughes Distinguished Physician Award is given in honor of Dr. Walter T. Hughes, founding member and first president of PIDS. The award is presented annually to a pediatrician with a distinguished career in pediatric infectious diseases marked by significant contributions in infectious diseases, including those as a clinician, educator, or investigator. The awardee will be announced during IDWeek.

Nominations are accepted from current PIDS members. Download the Nomination Instructions to learn more on the nomination requirements for this award.  Email the application package to PIDS Headquarters (pids@idsociety.org) on or before 5 pm ET on June 30, 2022. 

Past Recipients of the Walter T. Hughes Distinguished Physician Award

  • 2021: Morven S. Edwards, MD and Gregory A. Storch, MD
  • 2020: John S. Bradley, MD
  • 2019: Sheldon L. Kaplan, MD
  • 2018: Penelope H. Dennehy, MD
  • 2017: Eugene D. Shapiro, MD
  • 2016: Sarah S. Long, MD
  • 2015: Janet A. Englund, MD
  • 2014: Stanford T. Shulman, MD
  • 2013: Mary Glode, MD and Kenneth McIntosh
  • 2012: Janet R. Gilsdorf, MD
  • 2011: Kathryn M. Edwards, MD
  • 2010: Richard J. Whitley, MD
  • 2009: Ann Arvin, MD
  • 2008: Anne Gershon, MD and James K. Todd, MD
  • 2007: Carol J. Baker, MD and Larry K. Pickering, MD
  • 2006: Ellen Wald, MD
  • 2005: Charles A. Alford, MD
  • 2004: William Paul Glezen, MD
  • 2003: James D. Cherry, MD
  • 2002: Georges Peter, MD
  • 2001: George H. McCracken, Jr., MD
  • 2000: James Bass, MD and Henry Shinefield, MD
  • 1999: Caroline B. Hall, MD
  • 1998: Milton Markowitz, MD
  • 1997: Walter T. Hughes, MD
  • 1996: Ralph D. Feigin, MD
  • 1995: Jerome O. Klein, MD
  • 1994: Edward A. Mortimer, MD
  • 1993: Stanley A. Plotkin, MD
  • 1992: Paul G. Quie, MD
  • 1991: Samuel L. Katz, MD
  • 1990: Martha D. Yow, MD
  • 1989: Margaret H.D. Smith, MD
  • 1988: Frederick C. Robbins, MD
  • 1987: Floyd W. Denny, MD and Saul Krugman, MD
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