Each year, the NEOMED Alumni Association recognizes alumni and other individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership. While award winners are typically honored at the annual Alumni Reunion and Awards Dinner, the event has been postponed until 2021, due to COVID-19. To honor the recipients now as well, the accomplishments of each recipient are being highlighted in articles in The Pulse. Today we feature Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Donald Malone, Jr., M.D. (’85).
Dr. Malone is currently professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and president of Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland. He serves as the chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Cleveland Clinic, where he also performs duties as director of the Center for Behavioral Health.
Dr. Malone also serves as chair of the Cleveland Clinic Strategic Space Planning Committee and a member of the Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Planning Committee. He has been very active in research in the areas of anxiety disorders, anabolic steroid use and abuse, ECT and Deep Brain Stimulation. Dr. Malone has authored numerous publications and presented both nationally and internationally as an expert in his field.
Doug Moses, M.D. (’95), chair of the Alumni Awards Committee, noted, "Dr. Malone’s leadership of a large behavioral health delivery system, research contributing to the care of many, and presentations, both scientific and clinical, on a national and international level stood out to the selection committee."