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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.

2017 Presentations

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr.Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACS, FCCM, MCCM

Presented by James A. O'Neill, MD, FACS

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACS, FCCM, MCCM, is a consummate clinical and translational surgeon-scientist, retired Army colonel, and has been spent more than half a century at the forefront of an advancing standard of burn care. Commanding the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research in San Antonio, he trained generations of leading burn clinicians and allied scientists.


Norman M. RichNorman M. Rich, MD, FACS, COL(RET) USA

Presented by Eric A. Elster, MD, FACS

Norman M. Rich, MD, FACS, COL(RET) USA, is a renowned vascular surgeon and retired Army colonel who was the first fellow in vascular surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and served as the chair of the department of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences from 1977–2002.


Patricia J. NumannPatricia J. Numann, MD, FACS

Presented by Sharon L. Stein, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS is a renowned endocrine surgeon and a pioneer and advocate for women in surgery. She spent her entire professional career at the State University of New York Upstate, and became the second woman President of the American College of Surgeons.


Seymour SchwartzSeymour I. Schwartz, MD, FACS

Presented by Jacob Moalem, MD, FACS

Seymour Schwartz, MD, FACS is s one of the most prolific and honored surgeons in American history. His most notable accomplishment in surgery was being the founding Editor-in-Chief of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, which has become one of the most widely read surgical textbooks in the United States and internationally. Dr. Schwartz was also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (1996–2004) and President of the American College of Surgeons.

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