The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) recognized Matthew D. Neal, MD, FACS, as the Outstanding Mentor of the Year during Convocation, Sunday evening, October 24. Dr. Neal is the Roberta G. Simmons Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and director, Pittsburgh Trauma Research Center, PA.
Dr. Neal was nominated by Anupamaa Seshadri, MD, a trauma and acute care fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In the application, Dr. Seshadri said 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 the ACS. He began his association with the ACS as a resident when he was the 2009 recipient of the Wyeth Resident Research Scholar. Dr. Neal became a Fellow of the College in 2018.
Dr. Neal received a monogramed vase to memorialize his contributions to the field of surgery.