(2018) Wagner Schorr, MD has received the CU School of Medicine’s Distinguished Service Award for his work in nephrology and service to the medical community.
Schorr has served in numerous leadership positions here and in the United Kingdom. After graduating from the CU School of Medicine in 1963, Dr. Schorr trained with Dr. Thomas Starzl, the world leader in transplant medicine at the University of Colorado; Dr. Schorr then traveled to the UK to introduce kidney transplant there. While in the UK, he served as senior registrar of the Renal Unit of the Royal Victoria Infirmary.
Here in Colorado, Schorr served as president of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation; as the co-founder of the Colorado Organ Recovery Systems (now the Donor Alliance); as medical director and consultant of HCA/HealthOne; and president of the Colorado Society of Nephrology. Schorr also has served on the Boards of HealthOne and the Gates Regenerative Medicine Center.
Schorr served as Chief of Medicine at Presbyterian Medical Center in Denver and is a clinical professor of medicine at the CU School of Medicine.
Schorr is the immediate past president of the Medical Alumni Association and has served on the School of Medicine’s Admissions Committee for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Annalee Schorr, established the Schorr Family Medical Scholarship Fund, which has committed $20,000 per year for five years.
In 2017, Schorr received the CU School of Medicine’s Florence Rena Sabin award for exceptional contributions to the Anschutz Medical Campus and the health of the citizens of Colorado.