Class of 2021 Commencement Celebration

The Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. (EST).

Initially held on campus in the central courtyard between our Forchheimer and Block (formerly Mazer) buildings, Einstein’s first commencement for the class of 1959 produced our first 50 alumni. Those receiving a Ph.D. or both M.D. and Ph.D. diplomas first joined the festivities during the 1960s.

On May 27, 2021, Einstein will celebrate its 63rd commencement. The graduates will join more than 9,000 Einstein alumni who proudlyrepresent the College of Medicine and its mission of pursuing social justice and health equity for all.

The 2021 commencement will mark the third in which graduates will receive diplomas with the Einstein seal; the College of Medicine was awarded independent degree-granting authority in 2019.

Commencement Program Student Awards Teaching Awards Alumni Awards

We are pleased to invite you to watch the virtual Commencement for the 2020 graduates which was streamed live on May 26th 2020. Please scroll down to watch the video.

Commencement 2020

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Teaching Awards

It is our tradition here at Einstein to present teaching awards to outstanding faculty chosen by our graduating class. We will update this page once awardees for Commencement 2021 have been chosen. Please take a look at awardees from Commencement 2020.

  • Harris Goldstein, M.D.

    Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching

    Harris Goldstein, M.D.

    Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology

  • Eric Epstein, M.D.

    Harry Eagle Award for Outstanding Pre-Clerkship Teaching

    Eric J. Epstein, M.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

  • Amanda Raff, M.D.

    Harry H. Gordon Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching

    Amanda C. Raff, M.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Nephrology)

  • Priti Mishall, M.D.

    Samuel M. Rosen Award for Outstanding Teaching (Pre-Clerkship)

    Priti Mishall, M.D.

    Associate Professor, Departments of Anatomy & Structural Biology and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

  • Edward Chao, M.B.B.S.

    Samuel M. Rosen Award for Outstanding Teaching (Clinical)

    Edward Chao, M.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

  • Meelad Dawlaty, Ph.D.

    LaDonne H. Schulman Excellence in Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Sue Golding Graduate Division

    Meelad Dawlaty, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

  • Ulrich Steidl, MD, Ph.D.

    Saul R. Korey Award in Translational Science and Medicine

    Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Cell Biology
    Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology)

Alumni Awards

We will update this page once Alumni awardees for Commencement 2021 have been chosen. Please take a look at Alumni awardees from Commencement 2020.

  • Dominick P. Purpura Distinguished Alumnus Award

    Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D. '78

  • Distinguished Ph.D. Alumnus

    Daniel E. Morse, Ph.D. '67

  • Distinguished Alumna/Clinical Practitioner Award

    Miriam Levy, M.D. '79

  • Lifetime Achievement

    Walter A. Orenstein, M.D. '72

  • Lifetime Service

    Bruce H. Soloway, M.D. '85

  • Einstein Honorary Alumna

    Penny Steiner-Grossman, Ed.D.

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