The Silver and Gold Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Medical Alumni Association, recognizes a graduate who demonstrates excellence in humanitarianism, citizenship, and professionalism, outstanding service to the community, and contributions to the art and science of medicine.
William Maniatis, MD ’65, was selected this year for his contributions to Colorado’s medical community, unwavering commitment to the School of Medicine, and ongoing work to build a dynamic, vibrant, nonprofit sector throughout the Centennial State.
Maniatis has given back to the School of Medicine since the 1980s when he was President of the Board of Directors for the Medical Alumni Association from 1986 to 1987, and serving again as the board president in recent years. He also served as the associate dean, a clinical instructor in urology surgery, and a member of the University of Colorado Foundation’s Board of Directors for nine years.
Maniatis co-founded Advanced Urology, P.C., in Aurora, where he was in private practice from 1972 until his retirement in 2014. He was the youngest president of the Medical Advisory Board at Presbyterian Hospital in Denver.
Maniatis served on the development committee of the University Research Corporation, joined the board of the Urologic Network of Colorado, and was chief of surgery at Columbia Aurora Hospital. He served on the Medical Executive Committee of Columbia Aurora North Campus; for ten consecutive years, he was on the board of the Prostatic Seed Center, and for seven years, on the board of the Brachytherapy Center, Inc.