The Hippocrates Society

The Hippocrates Society recognizes current and former physicians and scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) who have made a cumulative lifetime philanthropic commitment of $10,000 or more in support of the hospitals. Hippocrates Society logoThe society recognizes the important role of physicians and scientists in philanthropy, and acknowledges that their moral and financial support is vital to the success of the hospital.


  • Partners: $100,000 or more
  • Founders: $50,000 - $99,999
  • Patrons: $25,000 - $49,999
  • Friends: $10,000 - $24,999

Contributing $167/month for the next five years will immediately make you a Hippocrates Society member.

Contributing $2,000/year for the next five years will also enable Hippocrates membership.
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As your cumulative contributions grow, the level at which you are recognized changes accordingly. Members are encouraged to support BWH and BWFH annually by contributing to any fund(s) or purpose and by directing a portion of their contribution(s) to the unrestricted fund.

All members of the Hippocrates Society are listed on the Donor Wall in BWH's main lobby at 75 Francis St. An annual reception is held to recognize members and their spouses as well as to honor the recipient of the annual Humanitarian Award.

The Humanitarian Award

Each year, members of the Hippocrates Society present a Humanitarian Award to a BWH or BWFH physician or scientist in recognition of his or her contributions to the institution and the community. The winner of the 2012 Humanitarian Award was Thomas P. Stossel, MD, Director, Translational Medicine Division.

The Hippocrates Society Committee

Members of the committee serve as ambassadors for the Hippocrates Society by helping to expand awareness, recruit new members, and increase support. Members act as a leadership committee for all Hippocrates Society matters, such as events, newsletters, and possible solicitations.

Dale S. Adler, MD
Stanley W. Ashley, MD
Robert L. Barbieri, MD
Lawrence H. Cohn, MD
Margaret M. Duggan, MD, FACS
Julie Glowacki, PhD
Cynthia C. Morton, PhD
Marc A. Pfeffer, MD, PhD
Steven E. Seltzer, MD
Martin P. Solomon, MD
Thomas S. Thornhill, MD
Ron M. Walls, MD
Michael E. Weinblatt, MD
Marshall A. Wolf, MD