Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was awarded to 10 prominent surgeons from around the world at the October 24 Convocation at the virtual Clinical Congress 2021. The granting of Honorary Fellowships is one of the highlights of Clinical Congress.
This year’s recipients were as follows:
Christiane Josephine Bruns, MD, Cologne, Germany, sponsored by Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS, New York, NY
Luis M. Chiva, MD, PhD, Madrid, Spain, sponsored by Enrique Hernandez, MD, FACS, FACOG, Philadelphia, PA
Dan M. Fliss, MD, Tel Aviv, Israel, sponsored by Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY
Chuan-Gang Fu, MD, PhD, Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China, sponsored by Conor Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, FACS, FRCSI, FASCRS, FRSI(Hon), Cleveland, OH
Sir Selwyn Michael Griffin, MB BS, FRCSEng, MD, FCSHK, FRCSEd, OBE, FRCSGlasg(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCSSriLanka(Hon), FASI(Hon), FRACS(Hon), Edinburgh, Scotland, sponsored by Ronald V. Maier, Jr., MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), FCSHK(Hon), Seattle, WA
Mousa A. R. Khoursheed, MD, FACS, FRCSGlasg, Safat, Kuwait, sponsored by Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), Weston, FL
Luke P. H. Leenen, MD, PhD, FACS, FEBS(EmSurg)(Hon), Utrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands, sponsored by Ronald V. Maier, Jr., MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), FCSHK(Hon), Seattle, WA
Michael Ka Wah Li, BBS, MB BS, MRCS, LRCP, FRCSEd, FRCSEng, FCSHK, FHKAM, Hong Kong, The Peoples Republic of China, sponsored by Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), Weston, FL
Guy John Maddern, MB BS, PhD, MS, MD, FACS, FRACS, FAAHMS, Woodville, Australia, sponsored by Steven C. Stain, MD, FACS, Boston, MA
Oscar Traynor, MB BCh, BAO(Honors), MCh, FRSCI, FRCSGlasg(Hon), Dublin, Ireland, sponsored by Hilary A. Sanfey, MB BCh, MHPE, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), Springfield, IL
Sir Rickman Godlee, president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, was awarded the first Honorary Fellowship in the ACS during the College’s first Convocation in 1913. Since then, nearly 500 internationally prominent surgeons, including the 10 chosen this year, have been named Honorary Fellows of the ACS.