Tag Archive for ‘In memoriam’

Dr. Cooley

In memoriam: Denton A. Cooley, MD, FACS, a fierce competitor

Denton A. Cooley, MD, FACS, a cardiothoracic surgeon and Past-Governor of the American College of Surgeons, passed away November 18, 2016.

Grosfeld

In memoriam: Jay L. Grosfeld, MD, FACS, champion for pediatric surgery patients

Jay L. Grosfeld, MD, FACS, a pediatric surgery and Past First Vice-President of the ACS, died October 19, 2016.

Dr. Haik

In memoriam: Barrett G. Haik, MD, FACS

Barrett George Haik, MD, FACS, director of the Hamilton Eye Institute, died unexpectedly July 22 at the age of 64.

Dr. Connolly

In memoriam: Dr. John Connolly, pioneering cardiothoracic surgeon

John Earle “Jack” Connolly, MD, FACS, Past-Second Vice-President and Vice-Chair of the Board of Regents of the ACS died on January 20 at 92 years old.

Dr. Cohn

In memoriam: Dr. Isidore Cohn, Jr.: A life well-lived

Obituaries have always been somewhat challenging to me. An individual is born, lives his life to the fullest, and then dies. And so it was with Isidore Cohn, Jr., MD, FACS, who died October 14, 2015, at age 94. However, in Dr. Cohn’s case, living life to the fullest was an incredible adventure that had […]

Chuck in 2015

Dedication: This issue of the Bulletin is dedicated to Chuck Giorno

Members and staff of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) mourn the passing of Chuck Giorno, our dear friend and event photographer since 1975.

Dr. Krizek

In memoriam: Dr. Thomas Krizek, leader in plastic surgery

Thomas J. Krizek, MD, MA, FACS, who played a major rule in the development of American plastic surgery, died at his home in Whittier, NC, at age 83.

Dr. McSwain

In memoriam: Dr. Norman McSwain, a pioneer in comprehensive trauma care

Norman E. McSwain, Jr., MD, FACS—an internationally recognized leader in trauma care—died July 28 in his New Orleans, LA, home at 78 years old.

Dr. Haug

James Haug, Past-Director, ACS Socioeconomic Affairs Department, dies

James N. “Jim” Haug, Past-Director, ACS Socioeconomic Affairs Department (now the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy), died at his home in Lena, IL, June 18, at age 78.

Dr. Randolph

Dr. Judson Graves Randolph, pediatric surgeon, leaves lasting legacy

Judson Graves Randolph, MD, FACS, Past-ACS Governor, died May 17, at his home in Nashville, TN, at age 87.

Dr. MacLean

In memoriam: Dr. Lloyd MacLean, ACS Past-President and “The Chief” at McGill

Lloyd Douglas MacLean, MD, PhD, FACS, FRSC, an ACS Past-President, is remembered.

Dr. Thal

In memoriam: Renowned trauma surgeon and former COT Chair, Erwin Thal, MD, FACS

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.

Dr. Russell

In memoriam: Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, remembered for his enduring contributions to the ACS

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.

Dr. Mueller

C. Barber Mueller, MD, FACS, FRCSC, recognized for contributions to the ACS and academic surgery

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.

Dr. Padberg in 1977.

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.

Dr. Ochsner

Dr. M. Gage Ochsner, co-founder of Ochsner Institute, dies at age 59

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.

Dr. Sheldon

George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS: A lifetime of achievement as a scholar, surgical educator

ACS Past-President George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS, a great humanist and icon of American surgery at home and abroad, died of heart failure June 16 in Chapel Hill, NC.

Dr. Beal

John Mann Beal, MD, FACS, remembered as caring surgeon, educator, and advocate for the surgical profession

ACS Past-President John Mann Beal, MD, FACS, died June 3 in Valdosta, GA, at age 97.

Dr. Koop

C. Everett Koop, MD, FACS, former U.S. Surgeon General, renowned pediatric surgeon, and public health advocate

On February 25, America and the world lost a great humanitarian, C. Everett Koop, MD, FACS, who died peacefully at age 96 in Hanover, NH.

Dr. Frykberg

Leading trauma surgeon Eric R. Frykberg, MD, FACS, dies at age 62

Eric R. Frykberg, MD, FACS, an ACS Governor and leading trauma surgeon, died March 25 at the age of 62.

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