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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Awards

Distinguished Service Awards Recipients

The Distinguished Service Award was established by the Board of Regents in 1957. The award is given to one or more Fellows who have not been a Regent or an officer. In 1966, the criterion for the award was that the recipient be a distinguished contributor to the College. In 1971, the criterion was amended to include that the recipient have an outstanding service and be an active supporter of the American College of Surgeons. Former governors of the College are eligible to receive the award. There is no lecture associated with the award.

Year

Award Recipient

1957

Winnett Orr, MD, FACS

1958

William R. Laird, MD, FACS
Payne Palmer, Sr., MD, FACS

1959

Hilger Perry Jenkins, MD, FACS

1960

Edward W. Sprague, MD, FACS

1961

Howard H. Bradshaw, MD, FACS
Prather Saunders, MD, FACS

1962

Allen O. Whipple, MD, FACS

1963

Robert Hayward Kennedy, MD, FACS

1964

Howard A. Patterson, MD, FACS

1965

John Christopher Burch, MD, FACS

1966

Edward George Sandrok

1967

Herbert E. Coe, MD, FACS

1968

Harris B. Shumacker, Jr., MD, FACS

1969

Lee Clark, MD, FACS

1970

(no recipient)

1971

George G. Finney, MD, FACS

1972

John W. Cline, MD, FACS

1973

George W. Stephenson, MD, FACS

1974

William D. Holden, MD, FACS

1975

William A. Altemeier, MD, FACS

1976

Oscar P. Hampton, Jr., MD, FACS

1977

Henry T. Randall, MD, FACS

1978

Truman G. Blocker, Jr., MD, FACS

1979

Charles Eckert, MD, FACS

1980

Gordon Holcombe, Jr., MD, FACS

1981

Joseph P. Evans, MD, FACS

1982

David W. Robinson, MD, FACS

1983

Thomas Thompson, MD, FACS

1984

Barber Mueller, MD, FACS

1985

George E. Block, MD, FACS

1986

Seymour I. Schwartz, MD, FACS

1987

Vallee L. Willman, MD, FACS

1988

Edwin W. Gerrish, MD, FACS
Frank Padberg, MD, FACS

1989

Luis F. Sala, MD, FACS

1990

Robert Zeppa, MD, FACS

1991

John H. Davis, MD, FACS

1992

Stuart Mally, MD, FACS

1993

Barry M. Manuel, MD, FACS

1994

Robert E. Hermann, MD, FACS

1995

John O. Gage, MD, FACS

1996

James C. Thompson, MD, FACS

1997

Josef E. Fischer, MD, FACS

1998

LaMar S. McGinnis, Jr., MD, FACS

1999

Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS

2000

Murray F. Brennan, MD, FACS

2001

David L. Nahrwold, MD, FACS

2002

William Blaisdell, MD, FACS

2003

Roland Folse, MD, FACS

2004

Richard B. Reiling, MD, FACS

2005

Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS

2006

Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS

2007

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

2008

Paul E. Collicott, MD, FACS

2009

Dean Griffen, MD, FACS

2010

Amilu S. Stewart, MD, FACS

2011

Mary H. McGrath, MD, MPH, FACS

2012

Jack W. McAninch, MD, FACS

2013

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS

2014

Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS

2015

John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS

2016

Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS

2017

Richard J. Finley, MD, FACS

2018

Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS

2019

Phillip Burns, MD, FACS

2020

Hilary A. Sanfey, MB, BCh, MHPE, FACS

2021

David P. Winchester, MD, FACS

2022

Mark A. Malangoni, MD, FACS