Distinguished & Award-Winning Alumni

The year was 1893. At that time Boston was not lacking for places where one could study medicine, but seven local physicians saw an opportunity to train doctors better—and they seized it. Boldly seceding from Boston’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, they contributed $50 apiece to start their own medical school under the auspices of Tufts College.

While many discoveries have improved human health since 1893—penicillin, better sanitation, and the promise of gene therapy, to name a few—at least one thing hasn’t changed. For over 125 years, Tufts has brought together bright physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals whose number one motivation is to help others thrive.

Alumni Awards

The Tufts University Alumni Association honors accomplished individuals for their service to their profession, their communities, and to Tufts.

TMAA Dean's Award

Presented to select graduates, nominated by their peers from the 25th & 50th reunion classes for exemplary service to medicine and/or significant achievement.

Our Distinguished Alumni

Graduates of Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences have raised the standards in their fields of expertise. Meet a few of our alumni.