SCHOLARS

Samuel J. Sills, M.D.

The Samuel J. Sills Distinguishing Scholar Program honorarium was established in 1971 by Dr. Sills’ children, Robert Sills and Susan Casamassima, as a tribute to their fathers’ years of dedication and love for education, health care, and research in the field of pulmonary medicine. The Trudeau Society is a network of leading Los Angeles lung health professionals who engage in special lectures and grand rounds led by nationally recognized experts.  The culminating annual meeting, held each spring, is the Samuel J. Sills, M.D. Dinner and Lecture that serve to educate the local medical community on COPD and other respiratory illnesses.

An Awards Committee is appointed annually by the BREATHE LA Board from among the California Medical Specialists in Lung Disease. The Samuel J. Sills Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes a deserving honoree, elected from outstanding individuals in the field of pulmonary medicine. In addition to receiving the award, the honoree is given the title of Visiting Professor and lectures at local medical facilities on the progress of pulmonary treatment and research.
Each year, a deserving honoree is selected from outstanding individuals in the field of pulmonary medicine to receive the award, including title of visiting professor. The honored guest visits local medical facilities and lecture on the progress of pulmonary treatment and research.
The Trudeau Society meets annually for the Samuel J. Sills MD Visiting Scholar Lecture. Trudeau Society, in coordination with BREATHE LA is Los Angeles leading regional lung health network, annually hosting professional symposium and grand rounds for experts in respiratory care.
Past Scholars
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.
  • 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.
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