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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