Samuel J. Sills, M.D. Scholar's Fund was established to encourage research and education programs in the field of lung disease, and to bring the finest scholars in the field to share their expertise with the medical community of Los Angeles County.
Samuel J. Sills Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes a deserving honoree, elected from outstanding individuals in the field of pulmonary medicine.
Recipients of the Samuel J. Sills Distinguished Scholar Award:

2017              Edwin Silverman, M.D.
2016              Frank Sciurba, M.D.
2015              Roger S. Goldstein, MBCHB
2014              Stephen Rennard, M.D.
2013              J. D. Crapo, M.D.
2012               Homer Boushey, M.D
2011               Barry J. Make, M.D
2010               Gerard J. Criner, M.D.
2009               Robert A. Wise, M.D.
2008               David J. Pierson, M.D.
2007               Stephen Lazarus, M.D.
2006               Martin Tobin, M.D.
2005               Nicholas Anthonisen, M.D.
2003               John C. MacQuitty, M.D.
2002               Bartolome R. Celli, M.D.
2001               Talmadge E. King, Jr., M.D.
2000               Lewis J. Rubin, M.D.

1999               Leonard Hudson, M.D.
1998               Ganesh Raghu, M.D.
1997               Deborah Shure, M.D.
1996               Marvin I. Schwartz, M.D.
1995               Roland Harrison Ingram, Jr., M.D.
1994               Barry L. Fanburg, M.D.
1993               Herbert Y. Reynolds, M.D.
1992               Jay A. Nadel, M.D.
1991               Kenneth L. Bringham, M.D.
1990               John Butler, M.D.
1989               Jack D. Fulmer, M.D.
1988               G. M. Cochrane, M.D.
1987               Moira Yeung, M.D.
1986               J. D. Crapo, M.D.
1985               W. M. Thurlbeck, M.D.
1982               Guy Youmans, M.D.