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William Thomas ’82

William Thomas ’82William Thomas, M.D., ’82 among the world’s leading experts on aging and longevity, has pioneered new ideas about the care of the elderly.

The creator of the internationally renowned Eden Alternative, his vision ushered in an innovative new culture of elder treatment. He heads the $15 million Green House grant initiative, which promises to globally revolutionize eldercare.

Thomas was honored with the America’s Award and the Heinz Award for the Human Condition.

A summa cum laude graduate from SUNY Cortland, he earned his medical degree from Harvard University. The State University of New York presented Thomas with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2000.