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Icons in Surgery (formerly known as Heroes in Surgery) is a series of videos sponsored by the Committee on Video-Based Education and presented at Clinical Congress. Each video profiles a surgeon who has made an extraordinary contribution to surgery, to medicine, and to mankind.

Heroes in Surgery (2014)

The 2014 Heroes in Surgery series looked at the lives and accomplishments of Dr. Denton Cooley, Dr. Olga Jonasson, Dr. Stanley Dudrick, and Dr. George Berci. The videos were presented at the Clinical Congress 2014 Subject-Oriented Symposium II:  Heroes in Surgery: Our Legacy session coordinated by William O. Richards, MD, FACS and Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS. (Note. The videos are not for sale.)

Denton Cooley, MD, FACS

Olga Jonasson, MD, FACS

Stanley Dudrick, MD, FACS

George Berci, MD, FACS

Icons in Surgery (2015)

The 2015 Icons in Surgery series featured videos on the lives and accomplishments of Dr. Thomas Starzl, Dr. Claude Organ, Jr., and Dr. Alfred Blalock. The videos were presented at Clinical Congress 2015 in Chicago, IL.

Icons in Surgery (full session)


Thomas E. Starzl, MD, FACS

Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS

Alfred Blalock, MD, FACS