Katherine Graw Lamond ’96 Named Severn School’s 2023 Distinguished Alum

Dr. Katherine (Kate) Graw Lamond ’96 is the recipient of the 2023 Rolland M. Teel Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor Severn School can bestow.
As the recipient of the 2023 award, Lamond delivered the keynote address at a Severn School assembly in November. Afterward, Lamond visited several Upper School classes, including AP Chemistry and Honors Biology, where she had the opportunity to share more about her background and experiences with students. She also toured the Graw Innovation Center. Lamond was officially presented with this prestigious award the previous evening during a formal reception at Daiger House.

“The foremost reason that Kate is so deserving of this award is the example she continues to set through her love of learning for learning’s sake,” said Head of School Doug Lagarde. “I hope that the entire Severn community looks to her as a role model and emulates the way that she has devoted herself to learning.”

In 2015, the Graw Family established the Graw Innovation Center (GIC) at Severn to spark that same enthusiasm for lifelong learning amongst all students. The GIC is a space for exploration where Severn students and faculty alike are challenged to think outside the box. It includes cutting-edge tools -- 3-D printers, a laser cutter, and more; a computer lab equipped with Mac desktops; and moveable equipment that can be configured in multiple ways to optimize collaboration.

Lamond, who attended Severn School for seven years, is the Chief of General Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery for Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. A practicing surgeon, she is also the Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery and the Director of the Surgical House Officer and PA programs.
Dr. Lamond currently sits on the Severn School Board of Trustees, a position she has held since 2016. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is active in the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Lamond was a multi-sport athlete while at Severn, playing soccer, basketball, and lacrosse for the Admirals. After graduation, she attended Dartmouth College, where she continued her lacrosse career, earning All-American Honors in 1989, 1999, and 2000. Dartmouth won four straight Ivy League Championships during her time there. She was also a member of Team USA for five years and was on the coaching staff at Georgetown University for two years while she attended the GU School of Medicine.

In recognition of her athletic achievements, Lamond was inducted into Dartmouth's athletic hall of fame – known as the Wearers of the Green – and into Severn’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

Lamond resides in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and their two children.

About the Rolland M. Teel Distinguished Alumni Award
Named in honor of Severn School's founder, The Rolland M. Teel Distinguished Alumni Award honors Severn graduates who have demonstrated outstanding service to humanity, service to community, professional achievement, and/or service to their alma mater. Jointly sponsored by the Board of Trustees and the Severn School Alumni Association, this is the highest honor the school can bestow.

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