Special Events & Programs

Pioneering Rehabilitation

Burke Award Past Recipients

Harry Carson, NFL Hall of Famer and former captain of the New York Giants

Marc TeslerRetired Venture Capitalist & Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Burke‚Äôs Restorative Neurology Clinic

George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., founding scientist and president Regeneron Laboratories and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

David Carmel, co-founder of Carmel Asset Management

 Ron Cohen, M.D., founder, president and CEO of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

Lauren Manning, 9/11 survivor who completed her rehabilitation at Burke

Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey

Roger E. Salisbury, M.D. and Roger W. Yurt, M.D. Burn Center Directors of Westchester Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital

Leon Root, M.D., Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Hospital for Special Surgery

Fletcher H. McDowell, M.D., Former President of the Board of Directors of The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Medical Research Institute and former CEO of The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Andrew Akerman, Physician and former patient

Jackie DiLorenzo, Denton Johnson, Jennifer Johnson and Ruth Rosenbaum, Members of the Burke Wheelchair Sports Team and participants in the 1995 Paralympic Games

Christopher Reeve, Actor and disability advocate

Richard Manley, Former director of the Westchester County Office of the Disabled

Anthony Bisaccia, Former patient

Sarah Will, Paralympic gold medal winner and member of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team.

John Schmidt, M.D., Neurologist and former patient

Henry U. Harris Jr., Honorary member of the Burke Board and former patient

Murray Goldstein, D.O., MPH, Former Assistant Surgeon General for U.S. Public Health Service

Howard A. Rusk, M.D., Founder of The Rusk Institute

Massimo d'Amore, Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Americas Beverages

Paul Richter, Advocate for spinal cord injury research

Jean Lawson Stone, Community organizer and advocate on behalf of the disabled  

Carl Klein, Former patient

Peter J. DeLuca, Chairman of the Burke Foundation

Nancy A. Lieberman, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and former patient

William E. Griffin, Chairman of the Hudson Valley Bank