Dr. Richard DeRemee was one of three Mayo Clinic Distinguish Alumni Award honorees for 2013. DeRemee, a Red Wing native, is a professor emeritus of medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

He is the author of “Clinical Profiles of Diffuse Interstitial Pulmonary Disease” and is also a former editorial board member of "Sarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lungs Diseases" and "Mayo Clinic Proceedings." He has achieved worldwide recognition in the fields of interstitial lung disease and pulmonary medicine, Mayo said.

DeRemee graduated from high school in Red Wing. He completed his undergraduate work at Gustavus Adolphus College and attended medical school at the University of Minnesota.