Honorary Fellowship in the ACS awarded to 12 prominent surgeons

Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons was awarded to 12 prominent surgeons from around the world at the October 21 Convocation at Clinical Congress 2018 in Boston, MA. The granting of Honorary Fellowships is one of the highlights of Clinical Congress; this year’s recipients were as follows.

Roger M. Greenhalgh, MD, MChir, FRCS, is emeritus professor of surgery and head of the Vascular Surgery Research Group, Imperial College, London, U.K. Dr. Greenhalgh’s most significant contributions have been in promoting level one evidence in vascular surgery practice. He has led more than a dozen trials, many of which are prospective randomized studies in the field of aneurysm management, helping to shape our understanding of the natural history and treatment options for aortic aneurysms and forming the basis of many practice guidelines.

John M. Hutson, AO, BS, MD(Melb), MD(Monash), DSc(Melb), FRACS, FAAP(Hon), FCAPS(Hon), is chair, paediatric surgery, University of Melbourne; consultant paediatric urologist, The Royal Children’s Hospital; and joint group leader, surgical research group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Hutson is known worldwide for his basic and clinical research on the reproductive and intestinal tracts. He has advanced our understanding of undescended testis, disorders of sexual differentiation, and colonic dysmotility. His research has been extensively funded by the National Health and Research Council of Australia and through a number of trusts and private donations.

Jakob Izbicki, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), is chairman, department of general, visceral, and thoracic surgery, University of Hamburg, Germany. He is a prolific author, contributing more than 540 important scientific manuscripts to the peer-reviewed literature. His research has been broad within all fields of surgical oncology. He was a leading authority in pancreatic surgery and has been recognized for this expertise throughout the world. The son of Holocaust survivors, Professor Izbicki is proud of the fact that he became the first Jewish professor and chair of a department of surgery in Germany since the 1930s.

Daniel Jaeck, MD, PhD, FRCS(Hon), is professor emeritus of surgery, University of Strasbourg, and past-chairman of surgery and chief of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, Hautepierre Hospital, Strasbourg, France. Professor Jaeck has written more than 400 publications, including important studies on multimodality treatment of colorectal liver metastases and a large series reporting his group’s experience with complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic procedures. He helped establish the liver transplantation program at the Hautepierre Hospital and has been at the forefront in auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation.

Lars Å. Lidgren, MD, PhD, FRCS(Hon), is senior professor, department of orthopaedics, clinical sciences, Lund University, Sweden. Professor Lidgren was the first to publish a randomized study on systemic antibiotic prophylactics in joint replacement. He invented several methods for treating bone, joint, and prosthetic infections and published the first clinical study on hip arthroscopy. He founded the Bone and Joint Decade, which the World Health Organization launched in 2000 and is endorsed by 63 governments, and now chairs the collaborative’s International Steering Committee.

Takeshi Miyano, MD, PhD, FACS, is the former professor and head, department of pediatric surgery, vice-director and managing director, Juntendo University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. He recently retired as the director of Juntendo University Nerima Hospital. He is recognized internationally for his major contributions in surgery and surgical education in pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, and minimally invasive surgery. Professor Miyano helped introduce the field of pediatric urology in Japan and was a founder of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Urology.

Franco Mosca, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), ASA(Hon), Polish Association of Surgeons(Hon), is professor emeritus of general surgery, University of Pisa, Italy. He previously served as professor and chairman of surgery at that institution, transforming the department of surgery into a sophisticated academic quaternary unit of excellence in oncologic, vascular, and transplantation surgery with a state-of-the-art surgical unit housing advanced operating rooms and intensive care unit facilities. He also established a parenteral alimentation service and advanced surgical endoscopic and ultrasound diagnostic and therapeutic services.

Anthony R. Mundy, MS, PhD(Hon), FRCP, FRCS, is professor of urology, University of London at Royal Free and University College London School of Medicine, and medical director, University College London Hospital’s National Health Service Foundation Trust, U.K. He has written hundreds of scientific publications and books in the field of urological reconstruction, helping to set standards of surgical practice worldwide. He has traveled the world contributing to many developing nations by training and teaching local surgeons methods of reconstructing complex urological conditions.

Akimasa Nakao, MD, PhD, FACS, is professor emeritus, Nagoya University, and president, Nagoya Central Hospital, Japan. Dr. Nakao’s chief focus has been on cancer with special expertise in tumor markers, cancer immunohistology, and cancer genetics and centered particularly on treatment approaches to hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies. His efforts have produced many advances for the more accurate diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and for associated treatment strategies. Early in his career, he developed a portal vein bypass technique using an antithrombogenic catheter, further advancing pancreaticoduodenectomy as a safe operation.

Samir Rasslan, MD, Dr(hc), FACS, is professor of general and trauma surgery and chairman, department of surgery, University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil, and director, general and emergency surgical services, Hospital das Clinicas, São Paulo. Under his leadership, the surgical residency program at São Paulo University School of Medicine became one of the most sought after in Latin America. Professor Rasslan has been one of the finest international ambassadors of surgery in Latin America and is highly regarded for his ability to build bridges between surgeons from the U.S. and Latin America.

Tania Maria Sih, MD, PhD, is professor of pediatric otolaryngology, Medical School University of São Paulo. Perhaps most notable is Dr. Sih’s dedication to the advancement of high-quality pediatric otolaryngologic care around the globe. She has been a leader in the International Federation of Otorhinolaryngologic Societies, the International Society of Otitis Media, and a liaison to the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, and the Asia-Pacific Pediatric Otolaryngology Group; she is a charter member of the Pediatric Ear Nose and Throat Association of Africa.

Selman Uranues, MD, Dr(hc), FACS, is professor and head, clinical division for general surgery and section for surgical research, Medical University of Graz, Austria. Dr. Uranues is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive surgery, as well as visceral traumatology and acute care surgery. Dr. Uranues was the first president of the European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery after the merger of two European associations—an effort he co-initiated. He is past-president of the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care, and is a member of the board of directors of the World Coalition for Trauma Care.

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