Drs. Pellegrini and Sachdeva receive prestigious surgical awards

IASA meeting (from left): Mayur Narayan, MD, FACS, secretary and treasurer, IASA; Dr. Sachdeva; Dinesh Vyas, MB, BS, FACS, second vice-president, IASA; Ajai Malhotra, MB, BS, FACS, first vice-president, IASA; and Bikram K. Paul, MD, FACS, member, IASA Annual Meeting Organizing Committee

IASA meeting (from left): Mayur Narayan, MD, FACS, secretary and treasurer, IASA; Dr. Sachdeva; Dinesh Vyas, MB, BS, FACS, second vice-president, IASA; Ajai Malhotra, MB, BS, FACS, first vice-president, IASA; and Bikram K. Paul, MD, FACS, member, IASA Annual Meeting Organizing Committee

RCPSC convocation (from left): Stephen Tobin, FRACS, FRCS, FRCSI, FCSSANZ, dean of education of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Kevin Imrie, MD, FRCPC, president of the RCPSC; and Dr. Sachdeva

RCPSC convocation (from left): Stephen Tobin, FRACS, FRCS, FRCSI, FCSSANZ, dean of education of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Kevin Imrie, MD, FRCPC, president of the RCPSC; and Dr. Sachdeva

Graham Lecture (from left): Raymond P. Onders, MD, FACS, director, adult minimally invasive surgery, and interim chair, department of surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center; Dr. Sachdeva; and Mark I. Aeder, MD, FACS, director, surgical quality, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and associate professor, surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Graham Lecture (from left): Raymond P. Onders, MD, FACS, director, adult minimally invasive surgery, and interim chair, department of surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center; Dr. Sachdeva; and Mark I. Aeder, MD, FACS, director, surgical quality, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and associate professor, surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

ACS-AEI course (from left): Elliot L. Chaikof, MD, PhD, FACS, surgeon-in-chief and chair, department of surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS, professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School, and vice-chair of surgery, office of technology and innovation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Dr. Sachdeva; and Dr. Pellegrini

ACS-AEI course (from left): Elliot L. Chaikof, MD, PhD, FACS, surgeon-in-chief and chair, department of surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS, professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School, and vice-chair of surgery, office of technology and innovation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Dr. Sachdeva; and Dr. Pellegrini

Two American College of Surgeons (ACS) leaders were honored recently, as follows:

  • Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Director of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indian American Surgical Association (IASA) during the IASA annual meeting in Washington, DC, in October 2016. Dr. Sachdeva also delivered a keynote address at the meeting.
  • Dr. Sachdeva attended the annual meeting of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) in Niagara Falls, ON, and was invited to serve as a member of the Platform Party at the Annual Convocation of RCPSC.
  • Dr. Sachdeva was invited to serve as visiting professor and deliver the Debra J. Graham, MD, FACS, Endowed Lecture in Surgical Education at the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, OH, in September 2016.
  • Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon) FRCS(Hon) FRCSEd(Hon), ACS Past-President, was recognized for his outstanding service for 10 years as Co-Chair of the ACS Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) Program, during the Annual ACS-AEI Postgraduate Course hosted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, in September 2016.

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