Walter Flamenbaum, M.D., '63 to receive the Distinguished Service Award


Walter Flamenbaum, M.D., '62 to receive the Distinguished Service Award

Walter Flamenbaum, M.D., '62 accredits his experiences at Washington & Jefferson College for making him the person he is today. Flamenbaum shows his appreciation for W&J as a dedicated volunteer, impacting the lives of dozens of students and alumni.

For his unparalleled loyalty and service to the College, Flamenbaum is being honored as the 2014 Distinguished Service Award recipient. Flamenbaum will receive his award at the Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Presidential Dinner. You can register for the dinner at:

Flamenbaum is a generous supporter of the Give It Forward Together Fund, a scholarship fund that helps cover tuition and room and board costs for deserving students in need of financial assistance. The students Flamenbaum support value his counsel as much as his financial support. Flamenbaun provides students with career guidance, networking connections, and often most importantly, a supportive friend. 

"If I've helped three people, and they each help three people, it becomes an ever-ready budding gift," said Flamenbaum. "It is, quite literally, the gift that keeps on giving."

His generosity extends to the W&J to alumni family, as well. He and his wife, Judith, share their W&J camaraderie to New York-area alumni and friends by regularly hosting events in their home. A member of the Board of Trustees since 2010, Flamenbaum offers his business expertise and entrepreneur spirit to the leadership of the College. 

Flamenbaum also served on his 50th reunion committee, helping in planning the weekend's events, encouraging attendance and assisting in raising nearly $1 million for the Class of 1963 Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Flamenbaum is a Managing Director of The Channel Group and Chairman of Griffintown Capital Patners, providing strategic advice to several healthcare companies. He is former founding partner and current partner emeritus of Paul Capital Healthcare Funds, which has invested more than $1 billion in forty investments. 

He has 40 years of healthcare experience, including the development and evaluation of pharmaceutical and biotechnology based-drugs, medical devices and diagnostics. Prior to joining Paul Capital Partners in 1999, he had extensive experience in the licensing of healthcare product-related intellectual properties and the assessment of healthcare investing opportunities. He also founded a contract research organization, started a biomedical company, and had senior management responsibilities in a biotechnology company.

He is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology and clinical pharmacology and was a professor of medicine at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine. Flamenbaum served in the U.S. Army at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and his bachelor of arts degree from W&J.