Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, MPH, FACS, recently was selected to receive the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2015 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Joseph is chief, breast surgery, and associate professor of surgery, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, NY.
She will travel to Chicago, IL, to visit the Cook County Health and Hospitals System to observe how health care systems work in another major metropolitan area. She also will focus on the ways large hospitals systems manage care for underserved women. Dr. Joseph will attend the American Association for Cancer Research Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. She will present her experiences to the ACS Scholarships Committee at Clinical Congress 2016.
The Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship was established in memory of Dr. Organ, a Past-President of the ACS. The $5,000 award makes it possible for an outstanding young surgeon to attend an educational meeting or to choose an institution for an extended visit, tailored to the surgeon’s research interests.
The annually awarded fellowship benefits young surgeons who are members of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, or the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association.
The requirements for this award are posted on the ACS website, where information regarding the 2016 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship also is posted.