Dr. Pellegrini elected to Royal National Academy of Spain

Dr. Pellegrini

Dr. Pellegrini (right) receives his certificate from the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain.

Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, department of surgery, University of Washington Medicine, Seattle, and Immediate Past-President of the American College of Surgeons, was elected a distinguished member of the Real Academia Nacional de Medicina (Royal National Academy of Medicine) in Madrid, Spain, on June 2. Dr. Pellegrini is the only person that the Royal National Academy honored on this day. In Spain, the distinction of becoming an academic at the Royal National Academy is considered in Spain to be the highest honor bestowed on physicians of all specialties. Enrique Moreno Gonzalez, MD, FACS(Hon), a 1991 Honorary Fellow of the ACS, introduced Dr. Pellegrini at the induction ceremony.


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