20 Notable alumni of
Albany Medical College

Albany Medical College is 2267th in the world, 770th in North America, and 727th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 20 notable alumni from Albany Medical College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Thomas C. Durant

    Thomas C. Durant
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1820-1885 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    physicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Thomas Clark Durant was an American physician, businessman, and financier. He was vice-president of the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) in 1869 when it met with the Central Pacific railroad at Promontory Summit in Utah Territory. He created the financial structure that led to the Crédit Mobilier scandal. He was interested in hotels in the Adirondacks and once owned the yacht Idler.

  2. Jacob M. Appel

    Jacob M. Appel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    historiannovelistwriterplaywrightmedical writer
    Biography

    Jacob M. Appel is an American author, poet, bioethicist, physician, lawyer and social critic. He is best known for his short stories, his work as a playwright, and his writing in the fields of reproductive ethics, organ donation, neuroethics, and euthanasia. Appel's novel The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up won the Dundee International Book Prize in 2012. He is the director of Ethics Education in Psychiatry and an associate professor of psychiatry and medical education at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and he practices emergency psychiatry at the adjoining Mount Sinai Health System. Appel is the subject of the 2019 documentary film Jacob by director Jon Stahl.

  3. Theobald Smith

    Theobald Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1859-1934 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    academicuniversity teacherveterinarianpathologist
    Biography

    Prof Theobald Smith FRS HFRSE (July 31, 1859 – December 10, 1934) was a pioneering epidemiologist, bacteriologist, pathologist and professor. Smith is widely considered to be America's first internationally-significant medical research scientist.

  4. Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden

    Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1829-1887 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    explorersurgeongeologistbotanistresearcher
    Biography

    Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden was an American geologist noted for his pioneering surveying expeditions of the Rocky Mountains in the late 19th century. He was also a physician who served with the Union Army during the Civil War.

  5. Jeffrey M. Friedman

    Jeffrey M. Friedman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    geneticistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jeffrey M. Friedman is a molecular geneticist at New York City's Rockefeller University and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His discovery of the hormone leptin and its role in regulating body weight has had a major role in the area of human obesity. Friedman is a physician scientist studying the genetic mechanisms that regulate body weight. His research on various aspects of obesity received national attention in late 1994, when it was announced that he and his colleagues had isolated the mouse ob gene and its human homologue. They subsequently found that injections of the encoded protein, leptin, decreases body weight of mice by reducing food intake and increasing energy expenditure. Current research is aimed at understanding the genetic basis of obesity in human and the mechanisms by which leptin transmits its weight-reducing signal.

  6. Ebenezer Emmons

    Ebenezer Emmons
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1799-1863 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    geologistuniversity teacherbotanist
    Biography

    Ebenezer Emmons, was a pioneering American geologist whose work includes the naming of the Adirondack Mountains in New York as well as a first ascent of Mount Marcy.

  7. James H. Salisbury

    James H. Salisbury
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1823-1905 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    military physicianinventor
    Biography

    James Henry Salisbury, M.D. was a 19th-century American physician, and the inventor of the Salisbury steak.

  8. Jef Valkeniers

    Jef Valkeniers
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    politicianphysician
    Biography

    Jozef Maria Zacharias Valkeniers (Schepdaal, Belgium - 29 December 1932) is a physician-neuropsychiatrist and a Flemish politician.

  9. John A. Sampson

    John A. Sampson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1873-1946 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    gynaecologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    John Albertson Sampson was a gynecologist who studied endometriosis.

  10. Russell Trall

    Russell Trall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1812-1877 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    writerphysician
    Biography

    Russell Thacher Trall was an American physician and proponent of hydrotherapy, natural hygiene and vegetarianism. Trall authored the first American vegan cookbook in 1874.

  11. Howard Townsend

    Howard Townsend
    Years
    1823-1867 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Howard Townsend was a physician practicing in Albany, New York. He was a professor at the Albany Medical College and a member of the staff at the Albany Hospital.

  12. Thomas William Salmon

    Thomas William Salmon
    Years
    1876-1927 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    psychiatrist
    Biography

    Thomas William Salmon, M.D. was a leader of the mental hygiene movement in the United States in early twentieth century.

  13. Chester Bidwell Darrall

    Chester Bidwell Darrall
    Years
    1842-1908 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politiciansurgeon
    Biography

    Chester Bidwell Darrall was an American Republican Congressman from Louisiana during the latter half of the 19th Century.

  14. Adrian John Ebell

    Adrian John Ebell
    Years
    1840-1877 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Adrian John Ebell was a doctor, photographer, and proponent of women's education in the United States.

  15. Henry Palmer

    Henry Palmer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1827-..
    Occupations
    surgeonpolitician
    Biography

    Henry Palmer was an American physician and educator. He served as a Union Army surgeon in the American Civil War, and later became Surgeon General of the state of Wisconsin. He was also the 12th mayor of Janesville, Wisconsin, and was professor of surgery at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago.

  16. William Elting Johnson

    William Elting Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1837-1912 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William Elting Johnson was an American physician and politician from New York.

  17. Frank M. Boyce

    Frank M. Boyce
    Years
    1851-1931 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Frank Marcellus Boyce was an American physician and politician from New York.

  18. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards
    Years
    1841-1886 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    writernumismatist
    Biography

    Jonathan Edwards was an American physician and numismatist.

  19. John Swinburne

    John Swinburne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1820-1889 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Swinburne was an American physician and Republican congressman from New York who served as a medical officer from 1861 to 1864, during the Civil War and as a member of American Ambulance Corps at the Siege of Paris in 1870–71. In his last decade, 1880s, he was briefly mayor of Albany and represented New York's 19th congressional district for one term.

  20. Michael S. Lauer

    Michael S. Lauer
    Enrolled in Albany Medical College
    In 1985 graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    Occupations
    cardiologistphysician-scientist
    Biography

    Michael S. Lauer is an American cardiologist and physician-scientist. He is the deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health.