The Brigham Hippocrates Society - Brigham and Women's Hospital

L-R: Mitchel B. Harris, MD, Co-Director, The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation; Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, President, Brigham Health; and George S. M. Dyer, MD, 2018 Brigham Hippocrates Society Humanitarian Award recipient.

The Brigham Hippocrates Society recognizes the important role of our faculty in philanthropy, and acknowledges that their financial support is vital to the success of the hospital. The society honors current and former physicians and scientists of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital who have made a cumulative philanthropic commitment of $10,000 or more to the hospitals they serve.

Over the course of each year, Brigham Hippocrates Society members are recognized in a number of different ways including:

  • Membership pin commensurate with their giving level upon joining the Brigham Hippocrates Society
  • Invitation to annual Spring Social event
  • Invitation to annual Humanitarian Award Reception
  • Recognition in annual honor roll publication
  • Bi-annual issues of Brigham Health magazine and the Life.Giving.Breakthroughs. donor newsletter


To learn more about The Brigham Hippocrates Society, please contact Leigh Janczak, assistant vice president of annual giving, at or 617-424-4254.

The Brigham Hippocrates Society Committee

Members of the committee serve as ambassadors for The Brigham Hippocrates Society by helping to expand awareness, recruit new members, and increase support.

  • Dale S. Adler, MD, Chair
  • Stanley W. Ashley, MD
  • Robert L. Barbieri, MD
  • Giles Boland, MD, MPH
  • Ennio Chiocca, MD, PhD
  • Gerard Doherty, MD
  • Julie Glowacki, PhD
  • Terrie Inder, MD, MBChB
  • James Kang, MD
  • Cynthia C. Morton, PhD
  • Marc A. Pfeffer, MD, PhD
  • Steven E. Seltzer, MD
  • Martin P. Solomon, MD
  • Valerie E. Stone, MD, MPH
  • Thomas S. Thornhill, MD
  • Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH
  • Marshall A. Wolf, MD

The Humanitarian Award

The society gathers annually to thank members for playing a vital role in its success and to present the Humanitarian Award, a distinction presented to a colleague(s) who has taken action beyond their everyday role to enrich the local, national, and/or global community and improve the lives of others. The Humanitarian Award, launched in 2003, has been presented each year to 1-2 physicians who are voted upon and selected by their colleagues.

Regan H. Marsh, MD, MPH, 2019 Brigham Hippocrates Society Humanitarian Award recipient and Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH, at the 2019 Humanitarian Award reception