Dr. Pellegrini elected to Royal National Academy of Spain
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon),
The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair,
department of surgery, University of Washington
Medicine, Seattle, and Immediate Past-President
of the American College of Surgeons, was
elected a distinguished member of the Real
Academia Nacional de Medicina (Royal National
Academy of Medicine) in Madrid, Spain, on
June 2. Dr. Pellegrini is the only person that
the Royal National Academy honored on this
day. In Spain, the distinction of becoming an
academic at the Royal National Academy is
considered in Spain to be the highest honor
bestowed on physicians of all specialties.
Enrique Moreno Gonzalez, MD, FACS(Hon), a
1991 Honorary Fellow of the ACS, introduced
Dr. Pellegrini at the induction ceremony. ♦
AUG 2015 BULLETIN American College of Surgeons
Dr. Pellegrini (right)
receives his certificate
from the Royal
National Academy of
Medicine of Spain.
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