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Early Distinguished Career Award

The Early Distinguished Career Alumni Award is given to a physician for exceptional accomplishments within 15 years of graduating from the University of Minnesota Medical School.  Nominees shall have made exceptional achievements in medicine or the medical community or significant contributions to the University of Minnesota Medical School

Past recipients

  • Arne Vainio, M.D.
  • John Y. Song, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.T., Resident Alumnus ’94
  • Jon S. Hallberg, M.D., ’92
  • Karyn D. Baum, M.D., Resident Alumna, ’98
  • Gregory A. Plotnikoff, M.D., ’89

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