Only members can submit nominations. (Nominees can be members or non-members.)
Walter Reed Medal
Nominations for 2023 are closed. View the list of past medalists below.
"The Walter Reed Medal recognizes distinguished accomplishment in the field of tropical medicine."
Starting in 2021, the Walter Reed Medal will be awarded annually.
Nominations for the 2023 Walter Reed Medal will open in April or May 2023.
For a list of previous medalists, scroll down.
Please Note: Members of the Awards Committee cannot nominate anyone for a medal, cannot add a supporting letter or be nominated for a medal. Not being eligible to receive a medal also extends to all sitting members of the Board/Executive Committee. The Society encourages members to look beyond elected leadership in nominating deserving candidates. Former elected leaders are eligible.
The Walter Reed Medal is awarded every year to recognize distinguished accomplishments in the field of tropical medicine. The story of how Walter Reed led the Yellow Fever Commission in Havana that discovered the mosquito vector of the disease is legendary. The first award was made to Mrs. Walter Reed and to the Rockefeller Foundation. It is of interest that in 1942 in a spirit of ecumenism, the award was made posthumously to Carlos J. Finlay - a Cuban contemporary of Walter Reed - to whom many Latin Americans credit the original idea that yellow fever was a mosquito-borne disease.
William A. Petri, Jr.
University of Virginia School of Medicine
View an introduction of Dr. Petri by nominator Dr. Louis Miller.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Myron “Mike” Levine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
||2015 (In Memoriam)
Alan J. Magill
Immediate Past President, ASTMH
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Scott C. Weaver
University of Texas Medical Branch
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Richard L. Guerrant
George Craig, Jr.
Robert Briggs Watson
Ernest Carroll Faust
Sir Gordon Covell
Mrs. Walter Reed
The Rockefeller Foundation