The annual Tilton Award gala honoring medical achievement in Delaware will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 in the ballroom of the Tilton Mansion, home to The University and Whist Club, 805 N. Broom St. Wilmington.

The 2018 Tilton Award recipient is Stephen R. Permut.

Permut, a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, earned a law degree at the law school at Widener University and is board certified in internal medicine, family medicine and legal medicine. Permut founded the Family Medicine Residency program at St. Francis Hospital and worked as a physician with Christiana Care Health System and St. Francis Hospital. He is a past president and a former board trustee to the Medical Society of Delaware. Permut is also a tenured professor with Temple University’s School of Medicine.

Nominees for the Tilton Award are vetted and selected by a panel of board members from the Medical Society of Delaware, the Tilton Mansion Preservation Society and the university and Whist Club. Criteria for the award included a focus on medical excellence, courage and tenacity, vision, leadership and statesmanship. The nominee must be an ambassador for the profession of medicine, exhibit an innovative spirit and be a member of the Medical Society of Delaware.

The gala will include hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music and a three-course dinner. Individual tickets are $120 per person, a corporate table of 10 is $1,000. A portion of the tickets are tax deductible and available either at or by calling 658-5125.