Abcarian Lecture: Surgical Mentorship, More Than
•Monica Morrow, MD, FACS, chief, breast surgical service, and Annie Burnett Windfohr Chair of Clinical
Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and
professor of surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell
University, New York, N Y, presented the Excelsior Surgical Society/Edward D. Churchill Lecture: Redefining the
Local Therapy of Breast Cancer in the Multimodality Era.
•J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, Richard T. Myers
Professor of Surgery and chairman, general surgery,
Wake Forest Medical Center; director, general surgery
residency program, and chief, surgery, Wake Forest
University Baptist Medical Center; and founder and medical advisor, Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma,
Winston-Salem, NC, presented the Scudder Oration on
Trauma: If Charles L. Scudder Could See Us Now.
• Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, vice-chancellor, human
health sciences; dean, school of medicine; and professor and chair, surgery, University of California-Davis
Health System, presented the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture:
•Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate, MD, professor of surgery,
and consultant and head, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery department, Bouake University Teaching Hospital,
and professor and chairman, cardiovascular and thoracic
diseases department, Bouake University, Côte d’Ivoire,
presented the Distinguished Lecture of the International
Society of Surgery: Challenges in Open Heart Surgery
in Africa: Côte d’Ivoire Experience.
Distinguished Philanthropist Award (from left): Dr. and Mrs.
Robinette with Amilu Stewart, MD, FACS, ACS Foundation Chair.
Distinguished Organization Award (from left): Dr. Stewart; Dr. Rich; Dr. Elster, new
chair of the Norman M. Rich Department of Surgery at USUHS; and Dr. Hoyt.
Presentation of the National Safety Council (NSC) Surgeons’ Award
for Service to Safety, from left: Grace S. Rozycki, MD, MBA, American
Association for the Surgery of Trauma president; award recipient
Dr. Maier; and Ronald Stewart, MD, FACS, ACS COT Chair. Not pictured:
Vicki M. Verboom, director, Corporate Relations & Partnerships, NSC.