Columbia University Medical Center

250 Years of P&S History: Eminent Alumni

Over the last 250 years, P&S graduates have not just practiced medicine, they’ve changed it.

Starting with Robert Tucker, MD’1770, the first person to receive an MD degree in the United States, this video includes the father of modern American surgical education, four P&S alumni who’ve won Nobel Prizes, and the co-inventor of the world’s first artificial heart valve.