Erwin R. Thal, MD, FACS, 78, a world-renowned trauma surgeon, and a dedicated Fellow of the ACS for more than 43 years, died of heart failure December 13, 2014, at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, University of Texas, Dallas.
Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, Executive Director of the ACS from January 2000 to January
2010, died August 4 at his ranch in Philo, CA, at age 73 after a four-year battle with cancer.
C. Barber “Barb” Mueller, MD, FACS, FRCSC, former Second Vice-President of the ACS and the 1984 recipient of the College’s Distinguished Service Award, died February 13 in Hamilton, ON, at the age of 97.
Frank T. Padberg, Sr., MD, FACS: ACS department director, DSA recipient, and trailblazer in neurosurgery
Frank T. Padberg, Sr., MD, FACS, passed away peacefully, April 5, at age 96, surrounded by his immediate family. Dr. Padberg was the Director of Fellowship and Graduate Medical Education at the College for more than a quarter of a century and a recipient of the College’s Distinguished Service Award.
M. Gage Ochsner, MD, FACS, chief of trauma and surgical critical care at Memorial University Hospital and professor of surgery and academic chair, department of surgery, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah, GA, passed away earlier this year at age 59.
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