Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons will be awarded to 12 prominent surgeons from around the world at Sunday’s Convocation, 6:00−8:00 pm at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall B2.
Roger M. Greenhalgh, MD, MChir, FRCS, is emeritus professor of surgery and head of the Vascular Surgery Research Group, Imperial College, London, U.K. He has served as department head and later as dean of Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London. He played critical roles in the formation and governance of the European Board of Surgery, European Board of Vascular Surgery, the European Society, and the Journal of Vascular Surgery. He championed the new pathway for vascular surgery training in the U.K. and started the Charing Cross Symposium, one of the best attended vascular symposia in the world, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. He has received 30 international honorary memberships, prizes, and awards–most recently an International Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Vascular Surgery. He has published more than 400 manuscripts and books. Dr. Greenhalgh’s most significant contributions have been in promoting level one evidence in vascular surgery practice. He has led more than a dozen trials, many of which are prospective randomized studies in the field of aneurysm management, helping to shape our understanding of the natural history and treatment options for aortic aneurysms and forming the basis of many practice guidelines.
John M. Hutson, AO, BS, MD, DSc, FRACS, FAAP(Hon), FCAPS(Hon), is chair, paediatric surgery, University of Melbourne; consultant paediatric urologist, The Royal Children’s Hospital; and joint group leader, surgical research group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia. He is an Officer of the Order of Australia, an honor that recognizes achievement or meritorious service to the nation. Dr. Hutson is known worldwide for his basic and clinical research on the reproductive and intestinal tracts. He has advanced our understanding of undescended testis, disorders of sexual differentiation, and colonic dysmotility. His research has been extensively funded by the National Health and Research Council of Australia and through a number of trusts and private donations. Dr. Hutson’s passion and enthusiasm to “figure things out” and improve patient care is infectious. He has been extremely productive in investigative science, including the supervision of at least 81 students pursuing advanced degrees. He has authored 329 publications and has been an invited speaker at 169 seminars and an overseas guest at 81 additional venues.
Jakob Izbicki, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), is chairman, department of general, visceral, and thoracic surgery, University of Hamburg, Germany. He is a prolific author, contributing more than 540 important scientific manuscripts to the peer-reviewed literature. His research has been broad within all fields of surgical oncology. He was a pioneer in laparoscopy and has been recognized for this expertise throughout the world. Professor Izbicki is a diligent researcher, an astute clinician, a superlative academician, and a renowned educator. He has served in leadership roles in 13 professional societies, including as past-president of the European Surgical Association. Further testimony to his broad knowledge is the fact that he is a regular reviewer for 27 scientific journals and serves on the editorial boards of 12 others. He has written more than 540 peer-reviewed publications. He has mentored countless surgeons from around the world both in his home institution in Hamburg and while traveling the globe. He is recognized by his peers as an innovator and consensus builder. The son of Holocaust survivors, Professor Izbicki is proud of the fact that he became the first Jewish professor and chair of a department of surgery in Germany since the 1930s.
Daniel Jaeck, MD, PhD, FRCS(Hon), is professor emeritus of surgery, University of Strasbourg, and past-chairman of surgery and chief of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, Hautepierre Hospital, Strasbourg, France. His achievements in research, patient care, and education place him in the highest rank of European surgeons. Professor Jaeck has written more than 400 publications, including important studies on multimodality treatment of colorectal liver metastases and a large series reporting his group’s experience with complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic procedures. He helped establish the liver transplantation program at the Hautepierre Hospital and has been at the forefront in auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation. Professor Jaeck is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and an honorary member of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Chirurgie, Japan Surgical Society, and other international surgical organizations. He is an Officer of the French Legion of Honor, l’Ordre National du Mérite, and the Ordre des Palmes Académiques. He has served as president of the French National Academy of Surgery, the European Surgical Association, and the French Congress of Surgery.
Lars Å. Lidgren, MD, PhD, FRCS(Hon), is senior professor, department of orthopaedics, clinical sciences, Lund University, Sweden. Professor Lidgren was the first to publish a randomized study on systemic antibiotic prophylactics in joint replacement. He invented several methods for treating bone, joint, and prosthetic infections and published the first clinical study on hip arthroscopy. Professor Lidgren has written more than 400 publications and has published extensively on national registries and biomaterials. He is the leading recipient of patents in southern Sweden. Professor Lidgren is an honorary member of several surgical societies, including the Royal College of Surgeons, British Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Alpha Omega. At present, he is chairman, Swedish Knee Arthroscopy Register; director, National Board of Health and Welfare, Musculoskeletal Competence Centre; director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care in Musculoskeletal Disorders. He founded the Bone and Joint Decade, which WHO launched in 2000 and is endorsed by 63 governments, and now chairs the collaborative’s International Steering Committee.
Takeshi Miyano, MD, PhD, FACS, is the former professor and head, department of pediatric surgery, vice-director and managing director, Juntendo University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. He recently retired as the director of Juntendo University Nerima Hospital. He is recognized internationally for his major contributions in surgery and surgical education in pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, and minimally invasive surgery. Professor Miyano helped introduce the field of pediatric urology in Japan and was a founder of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Urology. He played a similar role in introducing pediatric surgery and pediatric urology in other Asian countries. Professor Miyano is a founder of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group. These accomplishments helped close the gap in pediatric surgery training and education between Asia and the western world. Professor Miyano has trained many residents, 13 of whom surgery division chiefs at major pediatric surgery centers in Japan. He has been a prolific writer, with more than 310 peer-reviewed publications on pediatric surgical care and clinical outcomes research, and has given many named lectures throughout the world. Professor Miyano is a past-president of seven national and international pediatric surgical specialty associations.
Franco Mosca, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), ASA(Hon), Polish Association of Surgeons(Hon), is professor emeritus of general surgery, University of Pisa, Italy. He previously served as professor and chairman of surgery at that institution, transforming the department of surgery into a sophisticated academic quaternary unit of excellence in oncologic, vascular, and transplantation surgery with a state-of-the-art surgical unit housing advanced operating rooms and intensive care unit facilities. He also established a parenteral alimentation service and advanced surgical endoscopic and ultrasound diagnostic and therapeutic services. These initiatives formed the basis for a constellation of new surgical programs for surgical treatment of portal hypertension, vascular surgery, and liver transplantation. In addition, he expanded gastrointestinal oncologic surgery to include advanced pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Professor Mosca paid equal attention to the development of a strong academic unit noted for its clinical outcome research and device innovation. Based on his interest in novel techniques, Professor Mosca partnered with the department of biomedical engineering to develop new tools for laparoscopy and endoscopy. This collaboration has matured into a Center for Advanced Surgery, which is dedicated to skills training and research in computer-guided surgery and is an American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institute.
Anthony R. Mundy, PhD(Hon), MS, FRCP, FRCS, is professor of urology, University of London at Royal Free and University College London School of Medicine, and medical director, University College London Hospital National Health Service Foundation Trust, U.K. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is consultant surgeon, St. Peter’s Hospital, London. He has established himself as a leader in numerous societies, including the Royal College of Surgeons, where he has served as chair of the research board, Hunterian Orator, Moynihan lecturer, and Vicary lecturer. He is past-president of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and recipient of the St. Peter’s Medal. He has written hundreds of scientific publications and books on urological reconstruction, helping to set standards of surgical practice worldwide. He has traveled the world contributing to many developing nations by training and teaching local surgeons methods of reconstructing complex urological conditions. His international contribution has resulted in his selection of honorary fellowship and membership in numerous prominent organizations. He is considered one of the world’s most talented and creative reconstructive urological surgeons.
Akimasa Nakao, MD, PhD, FACS, is professor emeritus, Nagoya University, and president, Nagoya Central Hospital, Japan. Dr. Nakao’s chief focus has been on cancer, with special expertise in tumor markers, cancer immunohistology, and cancer genetics, and centered particularly on treatment approaches to hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies. His efforts have produced many advances for the more accurate diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and associated treatment strategies. Early in his career, he developed a portal vein bypass technique using an antithrombogenic catheter, further advancing pancreaticoduodenectomy as a safe operation. He also developed pancreatic head resection with supplemental duodenectomy and other function-preserving surgical procedures. His portal vein bypass technique enabled safe portal vein resection/reconstruction for patients with portal vein invasion. Continued evolution of these techniques expanded opportunities in this area of surgery and advanced Nagoya University Hospital to the number one position in Japan for hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer treatment. His antithrombogenic catheter/portal vein bypass was viewed as an historic achievement receiving the AOKI Award in 2008. He is a past-president of the Japan Surgical Society and the Japan Pancreas Society.
Samir Rasslan, MD, Dr(hc), FACS, is professor of general and trauma surgery and chairman, department of surgery, University of São Paulo Medical School, and director, general and emergency surgical services, Hospital das Clinicas, São Paulo, Brazil. Under his leadership, the surgical residency program at Sao Paulo University School of Medicine became one of the most sought after in Latin America. Professor Rasslan has an extraordinary record of publications covering all aspects of trauma, acute, and critical care, and he has organized 134 Advanced Trauma Life Support® courses. He is a Past-Governor, Brazilian Chapter of the ACS, and past-president of the Brazilian College of Surgeons and the Panamerican Trauma Society. Professor Rasslan has been one of the finest international ambassadors of surgery in Latin America and is highly regarded for his ability to build bridges between surgeons from the U.S. and Latin America.
Tania Maria Sih, MD, PhD, is professor of pediatric otolaryngology, University of São Paulo Medical School, and a multinational scholar and educator, having served in leadership positions at multiple national and international societies and on the editorial boards of a number of scientific journals. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Honor Awards of Brazil and Peru. She has authored more than 50 scientific publications and written or edited more than 35 books or chapters in 10 different languages. Perhaps most notable is Dr. Sih’s dedication to the advancement of high-quality pediatric otolaryngologic care around the globe. She has been a leader in the International Federation of Otorhinolaryngological Societies, the International Society for Otitis Media, and a liaison to the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, and the Asia/Pacific Otolaryngology Group; she is a charter member of the African Society of Otolaryngology, Pediatric Group. She serves as the general secretary of the Interamerican Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. She has been an international educator and ambassador for pediatric otolaryngology and has been instrumental in organizing more than 100 symposia, congresses, and courses pertaining to pediatric otolaryngology in more than 50 countries.
Selman Uranues, MD, FACS, is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive surgery, as well as visceral traumatology and acute care surgery. He is professor and head, clinical division for general surgery and section for surgical research, Medical University of Graz, Austria. A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Professor Uranues started his medical career as an assistant professor of surgery, Karl-Franzens University of Graz. In 2000, he was a Fulbright Professor, division of trauma, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, PA, and, in 2005–2006, was director of research, division of laparoscopic surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Penn State University, Allentown. He is past-chair, European Association for Endoscopic Surgery’s education and training committee and scientific program committee, and presided over the organization’s Congress in Vienna, Austria, in 2013. Professor Uranues was the first president of the European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery after the merger of two European associations—an effort he co-initiated. He is past-president, International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care, and is a member, board of directors, World Coalition for Trauma Care. Professor Uranues is a prolific author of peer-reviewed publications.