1980 Dr. Joseph F. Volker - "Medicine and Dentistry in the Colonies"
1981 Dr. Bengt E. Gustafsson - "Nomination and Selection Procedures for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine"
1982 Sir John Dewhurst, M.D. - "'Royal Confinements;' An Obstetrical History of the British Monarchy"
1983 Dr. Howard L. Holley - "Highlights in the History of Medicine in Alabama"
1984 Dr. Joachim S. Gravenstein - "Perspectives on Old Words and the History of Anesthesia"
1985 Dr. John W. Kirklin - "Lessons from the History of the Mayo Clinic"
1986 Dr. Charles A. Berry - "The Space Program and Medicine"
1987 Colonel Robert J. T. Joy, M.D. - "Dominique Jean Larrey: Surgeon to Napoleon's Guard"
1988 Dr. Roger Guillemin - "The Historical Description of Acromegaly One Hundred Years Ago: The Life and Times of Pierre Marie"
1989 Dr. Victor A. McKusick - "A Perspective on William Osler"
1990 Dr. Michael E. DeBakey - "The Development of Cardiovascular Surgery"
1991 Dr. Donald S. Frederickson - "Camelot-in-Bethesda: The Roots of the Magic Kingdom"
1992 Dr. Eli Ginzberg - "The Impact of World War II on U.S. Medicine"
1993 Dr. Harriet P. Dustan - "Health Reforms of the 1840s Cast Long Shadows"
1994 Dr. Constance S. Pittman - "Iodine and Iodination for One Billion People"
1995 Dr. Donald A. B. Lindberg - "A Brief and Biased History of Regional Medical Programs"
1996 Dr. Purnell W. Choppin - "From a Three-Headed Bit to the Nation's Largest Philanthropy: Howard Hughes, HHMI, and Biomedical Research"
1997 Dr. George D. Lundberg - "The Origins of the Peer Review Process and How it Works at J.A.M.A."
1998 Dr. Donald A. Henderson - "New and Emergent Epidemic Disease: The Past and the Future"
1999 Dr. Samuel O. Thier - "Academic Medicine at the Millennium"
2000 Dr. Arnold G. Diethelm - "Early Experience in Renal Transplantation: David, Joe, Roy and Tom"
2001 Dr. Jay Brooks Jackson - "The Use of Antiretrovirals for the Prevention of HIV Transmission: Past and Future"
2002 Dr. Gail H. Cassell - "Development of Antimicrobial Agents in the Era of New and Reemerging Infectious Diseases and Increasing Antibiotic Resistance"
2003 Dr. Max D. Cooper - "The Origin of the Immune System"
2004 Dr. James H. Thrall - "Scientific Reductionism and 21st Century Radiology"
2005 Dr. Karl M. Johnson - "Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: From Yellow Jack to Ebola - and Beyond"
2006 Dr. Evan Yale Snyder - "Neural Stem Cells May Be Well Suited for CNS Repair"
2007 Dr. Basil I. Hirschowitz - "50 Years of Flexible Endoscopy"
2008 Dr. Stephen J. Greenberg - "Real Books: What They Are and Why We Still Need Them"
2009 Dr. W. Bruce Fye - "William Osler Leaves Johns Hopkins for Oxford: A Case Study of Physician Burnout a Century Ago"
2010 Dr. Barron H. Lerner - "When the Famous Get Sick and the Sick Get Famous: What We Do and Do Not Learn from Celebrity Patients."
2011 Dr. James K. Kirklin - "The History of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support: A Revolution in Evolution"
2012 Dr. Carl R. Boyd - "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln"
2013 Dr. Michael S. Saag - "Thirty Years of AIDS"
2014 Dr. Paul Lombardo - "America's Eugenic Legacy: 'A Peculiar and Lasting Appeal'"
2015 Dr. Bert Hansen - "Louis Pasteur and the Pleasures of Art"
2016 Dr. Kenneth M. Ludmerer - "Residency Training in the United States: Past, Present, Future"
2017 Dr. Howard J. Jacob - "Collaboration between UAB and HudsonAlpha for Precision and Personalized Medicine"
2018 Dr. Stephen M. Taylor - "The Opioid Crisis"
2019 Dr. H. Hughes Evans - "What Doctors Say and What Patients and Families Hear: Lessons from the History of Medicine and Pediatrics"
2020 Dr. Richard D. deShazo - "The Role of Organized Medicine in Present Day Health Disparities: From Nott to Now"
2021 Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo - "The COVID Pandemic in 2021: Where Have We Been and What Can We Expect?"