Albert Man-Chung Kwan, MD, FACS, a general surgeon from Clovis, NM, a Past Governor of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and Past-President and current Secretary/Treasurer of the New Mexico Chapter of the ACS, is the recipient of the 2014 Leonard M. Napolitano, PhD, Award from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine (UNM SOM). The award recognizes alumni who have advocated successfully on behalf of the UNM SOM and its patients through innovation, a commitment to education, and by forging strong public and private partnerships. Since 2011, Dr. Kwan has served as Region 9 Chief of the ACS Health Policy Advisory Council. Dr. Kwan is also a past-president of the New Mexico Medical Society.
Giorgio Di Matteo, MD, FACS, AFCh(Hon), emeritus professor of surgery, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, was recently elected honorary president of the Italian Society of Surgery.
Andrew S. Klein MD, MBA, FACS, director, Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center, Los Angeles, CA, was recently honored with a “Healthcare Visionary” award from the Los Angeles chapter of the American Liver Foundation for a lifetime of achievement in the field of liver transplantation. Dr. Klein, the Esther and Mark Schulman Chair in Surgery and Transplantation Medicine, has written extensively about liver disease, transplantation, and immunobiology and has helped establish rules and guidelines for the nation’s transplant systems. He is a pioneer in the development of national policies for equitable allocation of available donor organs. He is a former chair of the United Network of Organ Sharing Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Committee, as well as a member of the governing board of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
Karin Muraszko, MD, FACS, and Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS, were recently named honorees of the American Medical Association–Women Physician Section inspirational physician awards. The awards allow physicians to express appreciation for their colleagues—the men and women who have offered their time, wisdom, and support to patients and their fellow physicians.
Dr. Muraszko, chair of the department of neurosurgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, is a former member of the ACS Advisory Council of Neurological Surgery, and currently serves on the ACS Women in Surgery Committee. She was cited by Aruna Ganju, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL, for her contributions to pediatric neurosurgical care and her role as a national leader in neurosurgery.
Dr. Timmons is attending surgeon, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA; clinical associate professor, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia; and ACS Governor and Chair of the Advisory Council for Neurological Surgery. Dr. Timmons was honored by Dr. Muraszko for the manner in which she has inspired young physicians to provide compassionate care to surgical patients.