Presented by AAAP to an outstanding member of the community who works in the field of addiction and who has contributed significantly to the science, teaching, treatment, or public policy in the addictions.

  • 2018: Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
  • 2017: John Renner, Jr., MD
  • 2016: David Lewis, MD
  • 2015: Frances Levin, MD
  • 2014: George Koob, MD, PhD
  • 2013: Michael Gendel, MD
  • 2012: Stephen Scheiber, MD
  • 2011: Joseph Westermeyer, MD
  • 2010: Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD
  • 2009: Thomas McClellan, PhD
  • 2008: Richard Rosenthal, MD
  • 2007: Thomas Kosten, MD
  • 2006: Bertha Madras, PhD
  • 2005: Nora Volkow, MD
  • 2004: Marc Galanter, MD
  • 2003: Alan Leshner, PhD
  • 2002: Sheldon Miller, MD
  • 2001: Richard J. Frances, MD
  • 2000: Edward J. Khantzian, MD
  • 1999: Steven Mirin, MD, APA
  • 1998: Alan I Leshner, Ph.D. and Charles P. O’Brien, MD, Ph.D.
  • 1997: General Barry McCaffrey and Garnet F. Coleman
  • 1995: Carolyn Robinowitz, MD
  • 1991: Melvin Sabshin
  • 1990: Jack Mendelson, MD
  • 1989: E. Mansell Pattison, MD
  • 1988: Steny Hoyer and Jerome Jaffe, MD
  • 1986: John Ewing, MD and Nancy Reagan