Three Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) were elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) October 17. In addition, two Fellows who were elected to the NAM last year were officially inducted into the academy.
The three newly elected Fellows are as follows:
- ACS Past-President L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), Henry Ford Professor and Edward J. Brickhouse Chair, department of surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk
- Melina R. Kibbe, MD, FACS, the Zach D. Owens Distinguished Professor and chair, department of surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill
- Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD, FACS, David C. Sabiston, Jr., Professor and chair, department of surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Drs. Britt, Kibbe, and Kirk were among 70 regular members and nine international members elected. Election to NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
“These newly elected members are outstanding professionals who care deeply about advancing health and health care in the U.S. and globally,” said NAM president Victor J. Dzau, MD, during the academy’s annual meeting. “Their expertise will help our organization address pressing health challenges and improve health, science, and medicine for the benefit of us all. It is my privilege to welcome these accomplished individuals to the National Academy of Medicine.”
In addition, the following two previously elected Fellows were officially inducted into the NAM:
- Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, Past-Chair, ACS Board of Regents, vice-chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
- Beth Y. Karlan, MD, FACS, professor, obstetrics and gynecology; director, Women’s Cancer Program, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute; and director, division of gynecologic oncology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
For more information about individuals elected or inducted to the NAM this year, go to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine website.