Tag Archive for ‘In memoriam’
LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., MD, FACS—the first African American to serve as President of the ACS—died May 25 of cancer.
Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS, one of the most influential trauma surgeons in the U.S., died May 1 after a protracted illness.
Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACS—a surgeon-scientist and Second Vice-President of the ACS—died March 17 at the age of 88.
Frank Cole Spencer, MD, FACS, a Past-President of the American College of Surgeons died July 23 at the age of 92.
Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, FACS, a trailblazing transplant surgeon, died March 4 at age 90.
Denton A. Cooley, MD, FACS, a cardiothoracic surgeon and Past-Governor of the American College of Surgeons, passed away November 18, 2016.
Jay L. Grosfeld, MD, FACS, a pediatric surgery and Past First Vice-President of the ACS, died October 19, 2016.
Barrett George Haik, MD, FACS, director of the Hamilton Eye Institute, died unexpectedly July 22 at the age of 64.
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.
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 […]
Members and staff of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) mourn the passing of Chuck Giorno, our dear friend and event photographer since 1975.
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.
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.
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.
Judson Graves Randolph, MD, FACS, Past-ACS Governor, died May 17, at his home in Nashville, TN, at age 87.
Lloyd Douglas MacLean, MD, PhD, FACS, FRSC, an ACS Past-President, is remembered.
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.