A portrait of Dr. Nicholas D'Amato.Dr. Nicholas D’Amato, a Navy veteran, who served as Chief of Pathology at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, was a beloved founding member of the faculty in EVMS Pathology and Anatomy, joining EVMS in 1974. Dr. D’Amato was also the founding director of the EVMS History of Medicine division and authored a three-volume collection: Vignettes, A History of Medicine.

EVMS Pathology and Anatomy established The Nicholas A. D’Amato, MD, Memorial Lecture Fund in memory of Dr. D’Amato, who passed away on December 23, 2013. EVMS Pathology and Anatomy funded $25,000 to endow the lectureship at EVMS. The lectureship brings distinguished scholars to EVMS to present a lecture, or series of lectures, to physicians, residents, healthcare professionals and students on topics of interest to Dr. D’Amato including medical education, medical humanities, pathology and anatomy.

2019 Memorial Lecture

Preparing Faculty to be Humanistic Mentors across the Continuum of Medical Education

Alice Fornari, EdD, RD; Hofstra University School of Medicine


2018 Memorial Lecture:

EVMS Educational Scholarship Day

Dorothy Andriole, MD; American Association of Medical Colleges


2016 Memorial Lecture: 

Picking Winners: The Redefinition of University Competition

John V. Lombardi, PhD; Arizona State University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst


2015 Memorial Lecture:

Today’s Medical Students:  Dealing with Millennials

Peter Anderson, DVM, PhD; University of Alabama at Birmingham


2014 Memorial Lecture:

Evolving Approaches to Competence - the Once and Future Physician

Louis N. Pangaro, M.D., MACP; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


Please consider a memorial gift in honor of Dr. D’Amato and his commitment to healthcare and education. Gifts can be made online, by phone at 757.965.8500 or by mail at the address below. Please identify the fund name when making a gift – Nicholas A. D’Amato, MD Memorial Lecture Fund #2036. Please complete this form if you would like to make a pledge or multi-year gift. 

Gifts sent by mail should be addressed to:Nicholas D'Amato, MD, Memorial Lecture

Eastern Virginia Medical School
P.O. Box 5
Norfolk, VA 23501-0005

Please contact EVMS Development at 757.965.8500 for more information or personal assistance. For more information, please visit EVMS Development online.