Tag Archive for ‘In memoriam’

ACS mourns the Passing of J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, ACS Past-President

David Richardson, MD, FACS, ACS Past-President and Past-Chair, ACS Board of Regents, died September 7.

In memoriam: Dr. John M. Daly: ACS Past-Second Vice-President and leader in cancer care, patient education

John M. Daly, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), a renowned breast and gastrointestinal oncologist and an ACS Past-Second Vice-President, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 73.


In memoriam: Seymour I. Schwartz, MD, FACS, ACS Icon in Surgery

Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz, Past-President of the ACS and pioneering author and professor, died August 28, 2020, at his son’s home in St. Louis, MO, after a brief illness.

LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., MD, FACS,

In memoriam: LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., MD, FACS—A life without boundaries

LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., MD, FACS—the first African American to serve as President of the ACS—died May 25 of cancer.

Dr. Trunkey

In memoriam: Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS, a giant in trauma surgery

Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS, one of the most influential trauma surgeons in the U.S., died May 1 after a protracted illness.

Dr. Pruitt

Dr. Pruitt remembered as a leader in burns, trauma, critical care

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACS—a surgeon-scientist and Second Vice-President of the ACS—died March 17 at the age of 88.

Dr. Spencer

In memoriam: Frank C. Spencer, MD, FACS, pioneering cardiothoracic surgeon

Frank Cole Spencer, MD, FACS, a Past-President of the American College of Surgeons died July 23 at the age of 92.

Dr. Starzl

In memoriam: Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, FACS, organ transplantation pioneer

Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, FACS, a trailblazing transplant surgeon, died March 4 at age 90.

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.

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.


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