President Warshaw, it is my distinct privilege to present to you and this assembly Prof. Errol Ricardo Walrond, a surgeon and scholar from Barbados, for Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Walrond attended London University, U.K., where he received his surgical education. He is the professor of surgery, the University of the West Indies (UWI), in Barbados, and vice-dean of the faculty of medicine at UWI.
Dr. Walrond is an excellent clinical general surgeon who has expertise in all aspects of general surgery. He has served as a clinician, educator, and administrator and policy driver for surgical and medical education throughout the West Indies. He has developed the faculty academic programs at the UWI and has served as chairman of the National Advisory Committee on AIDS for the government of Barbados. He has been the chairman of the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other health professions that set standards on procedures for accreditation in medicine, dental, veterinarian, and nursing programs. He was the founding fellow and president of the Caribbean College of Surgeons and has received numerous awards and honors from surgical organizations.
Dr. Walrond has been a surgeon’s surgeon and epitomizes the general surgeon. He has written extensively on his experiences with cancer of all body systems, vascular diseases, surgery of the thyroid, and pancreas, as well as ethical educational issues of importance in the education and practice of physicians. Dr. Walrond is respected and loved by his patients and trainees, of whom I am one.
President Warshaw, Professor Walrond epitomizes the academic general surgeon. I am honored to present him for Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons.