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2004 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Andrew Matragrano, MD graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Medicine in 1974. He serves as an associate in the Department of Thoracic Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center, a tertiary care center and teaching hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania, where he also directs the Pulmonary Lab and Sleep Lab. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Harlem Hospital in New York and holds certificates in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Disorders. Twelve years ago Dr. Matragrano began participating in medical mission trips to Latin America. For the past six years has worked with Helping Hand…

2003 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Nilsa S. Gutierrez graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Medicine in 1980. Establishing herself early in her career as a socially conscious practitioner, Nilsa S. Gutierrez started practicing in community health centers in the Lower East Side and Central Harlem. She was soon recruited as a consultant to the AIDS Institute, where she was promoted to associate medical director in 1990. In 1994, Nilsa Gutierrez became the Institute’s medical director. After resigning from the Institute in 1995 in protest of state budget cuts, Dr. Gutierrez moved onto her next position. She served as medical consultant…

2002 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Dario Gonzales, MD graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Medicine in 2002. When faced with tragedy, Dr. Gonzalez has shown himself to be a true hero. He has been called to aid others through such events as the Oklahoma City bombing and the attacks on September 11, 2001 and has responded without hesitation. Dario Gonzales has worked as medical director of the Office of Emergency Management and medical team manager for New York City’s Task Force One, an urban search and rescue team. Through his work, he has helped innumerable people, offering medical treatment and…

2000 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Robert Sandhaus, MD graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Medicine in 1976. Dedicating his career to helping others, Dr. Robert Sandhaus has proved to be a valuable contributor to the scientific community. His area of study has focused on alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency (AIAD), and “a genetic clue” that links emphysema to possible causes. In March of 2000, he was named Executive Vice President and Medical Director of Alpha One Foundation (a not-for-profit Florida corporation that aims to control and cure AIAD and to improve the quality of life for those with the disorder). There, he…

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