The Resident and Associate Society of the ACS (RAS-ACS) recognized Matthew D. Neal, MD, FACS, associate professor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, as the Outstanding Mentor of the Year at Clinical Congress 2021. Dr. Neal was nominated by Anupamaa Seshadri, MD, associate fellow, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
In the application, Dr. Seshadri said the following of Dr. Neal:
Both through his words as well as through his actions as a rising academic star in the field of trauma-induced coagulopathy, Dr. Neal was a huge factor in my deciding that continuing to pursue a passion for both trauma surgery and basic science was not only possible, but also would truly enrich my future career. Dr. Neal is a true role model as a trauma surgeon, a surgical intensivist, and a rigorous and talented researcher, but his real gift is mentorship.
Dr. Neal is a member of the Association for Academic Surgery, as well as of the ACS. He began his association with the ACS as a Resident Member, and in 2009 received the Wyeth Scholarship of the ACS. Dr. Neal became a Fellow of the College in 2018.
Dr. Neal received a monogrammed vase to commemorate his contributions to the field of surgery.