American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Icons in Surgery (previously Heroes in Surgery) is a series managed by the Committee on Video Based Education and presented at Clinical Congress. The presentations honor the lives and accomplishments of noteworthy Fellows.

2018 Presentations

John L. Cameron, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FRCSI(Hon)John L. Cameron, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FRCSI(Hon)

Presented by Keith D. Lillemoe, MD, FACS

John L. Cameron, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FRCSI(Hon) has had a long and distinguished career in alimentary tract diseases and specifically in pancreatic cancer. He has operated on more patients with pancreatic cancer and done more Whipple resections than any other surgeon in the world. He served as chief of surgery for The Johns Hopkins Hospital for nineteen years, and was President of the American College of Surgeons from 2008-2009.


Kenneth A. Forde, MD, FACS, FASCRS, FACG, FCCS(Hon)Kenneth A. Forde, MD, FACS, FASCRS, FACG, FCCS(Hon)

Presented by Dennis L. Fowler, MD, FACS

Kenneth A. Forde, MD, FACS, FASCRS, FACG, FCCS(Hon) is a renowned gastrointestinal surgeon who helped pioneer the use of endoscopy as a diagnostic and surgical tool. Dr. Forde is the Jose M. Ferrer Professor Emeritus of Surgery at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and was co-founder and second president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).


Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACSDonald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS

Presented by Richard J. Mullins, MD, FACS

Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS is a renowned trauma surgeon whose involvement in trauma systems led to new surgical protocols of both invasive and non-operative types. His experiences in the military and academic surgery informed his unwavering belief that all patients deserve the best care possible, and providing that level of care requires an organized trauma system.


Anna M. Ledgerwood, MD, FACSCharles E. Lucas, MD, FACSAnna M. Ledgerwood, MD, FACS and Charles E. Lucas, MD, FACS

Presented by Lawrence N. Diebel, MD, FACS

Anna M. Ledgerwood, MD, FACS and Charles E. Lucas are prominent general surgeons and professors of surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Their partnership in both surgical education and research greatly influenced the students that studied under them, the practice of trauma care in the United States, and the effective treatment of injured patients.


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