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2018 Honorees

Ada Lee and Pete Correll Legacy Award

Dr Louis Sullivan Dr. Louis Sullivan
In 1978, Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. became the founding Dean and Director of the Morehouse School of Medicine where he served for more than two decades. He was appointed by George H.W. Bush to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1989 to 1993. Dr. Sullivan is now the chairman of the board of the National Health Museum and Chairman of the Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions.

Trailblazer Award

Dr. Sheryl Gabram Dr. Sheryl Gabram
Dr. Sheryl Gabram, Emory Surgeon-in-Chief for Grady Health System and the Director of the AVON Comprehensive Breast Center, is a passionate, surgical leader focused on decreasing the disparities in breast cancer care through a community education outreach program. She is committed to improving the lives of breast cancer patients at Grady, especially for those who would ordinarily not have access to high quality, multi-specialty care.

Rising Star Award

Dr. Yousuf Khalifa Dr. Yousuf Khalifa
Dr. Yousuf Khalifa serves as Chief of Ophthalmology at Grady, and Assistant Professor and Interim Director of Global Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine. Deserving recipient of numerous teaching accolades from Emory Eye Center and University of Rochester, he is the leading visionary behind Grady’s pioneering Eye Center, which provides preventative and specialized care to thousands of underserved patients and those at risk of blindness.

Heart of Grady Award

Bob and KristinaRobert "Bob" Meyers and Kristina Miles
Robert (Bob) Meyers and Kristina Miles are Grady EMS first responders. Along with countless certifications and designations between them, including Critical Care Paramedic, Field Training Officer, and Grady EMS Bike and Biohazard Specialty Transport Teams, their teamwork to save and sustain lives in highly time-sensitive and unpredictable emergencies, serves as a benchmark for Grady’s emergency response care.

Past Honorees

  • 2017
  • Dr. Alfred Brann
  • Dr. Joel Felner
  • Dr. Michael Lubin
  • Dr. William Torres
  • Dr. Ken Walker
  • Dr. Nanette Wenger
  • 2016
  • Dr. Michael Frankel
  • Dr. Franklyn Geary
  • Dr. Michael McDaniel



  • 2015
  • Dr. Raul Nogueria
  • Dr. James Reed
  • Dr. Guillermo Umpierrez
  • Concerned Black Clergy
  • 2014
  • Dr. Aaron Anderson
  • Dr. Roland Matthews
  • Dr. Nanette Wenger
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • 2013
  • Dr. Joy Baker
  • Dr. Walter Ingram
  • Dr. Nadine Kaslow
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • 2012
  • Dr. Alfred Brann
  • Dr. Tamara Espinoza
  • Dr. Kenneth Wilson
  • Mr. Tom Bell, Jr.
  • 2011
  • Dr. David Feliciano
  • Dr. Carla Haack
  • Dr. Rhonda Scott
  • Mr. Bernie Marcus