Henry Ford Medical Association Jubilee

The 2015 Jubilee Reunion was presented by the Henry Ford Medical Group in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Henry Ford Hospital. The weekend provided opportunities for old friends and colleagues to reconnect at a welcome reception hosted at the Detroit Historical Museum and at department and specialty CME events. The weekend concluded with a gala celebrating 100 years of Henry Ford Hospital and honoring some of our finest physicians. The Gala program included awards for Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Career and the Fred W. Whitehouse Award.

The 2015 Jubilee Reunion was held Thursday, Oct. 8 through Saturday, Oct. 10. The reunion was held at various locations in Detroit, Michigan, including the Detroit Historical Society, Henry Ford Hospital and the MGM Grand Casino and Hotel.


During each alumni reunion, the Henry Ford Medical Group and the Henry Ford Medical Association present their Distinguished Alumni Awards and Distinguished Career Awards to one or more individuals who have spent a portion of their careers with Henry Ford Health System and have made significant contributions to the field of medicine.

Henry Ford Medical Group Awards

The Fred W. Whitehouse Distinguished Career Award

To be honored with the award, a physician with the Henry Ford Medical Group must have exemplary clinical practice and/or clinical research, contribute significantly to teaching, earn a national reputation in his field, represent distinguished principles of professionalism, and provide service on medical group committees. The award is named after Dr. Whitehouse, a long-time physician at Henry Ford Hospital, who is nationally recognized for his substantial contributions to the understanding of diabetes. The 2015 winner is Stanton B. Elias, M.D.

The Special Recognition Award

The 2015 winner of the Henry Ford Medical Group Special Recognition Award is Stanton B. Elias, M.D.

Henry Ford Medical Association Awards

The Distinguished Career Award

This award is given to physicians and scientists who have exhibited an outstanding commitment to patient care, leadership, education or scientific achievement and have had a minimum of 25 years of service with Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network. The 2015 winners are: Robert A. Chapman, M.D., Stanton B. Elias, M.D., Gregory D. Krol, M.D., Lawrence C. Mitchell, M.D., Mark L. Rosenblum, M.D., Richard E. Smith, M.D., and Gary B. Talpos, M.D.

The Distinguished Alumni Award

This award is presented to administrators or physicians who have significantly impacted Henry Ford Health System through outstanding leadership. The 2015 winner is: Fred W. Whitehouse, M.D.

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