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.
Presented by Daniel G. Coit, MD, FACS
Murray F. Brennan, GNZM, MD, FACS, is a world-renowned expert in tumor biology and evaluation of the proper role of surgery and other therapies in caring for patients with cancer and a Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. In 2020, Dr. Brennan gave the Commission on Cancer Oncology Lecture: Medicine Meet Math.
Presented by Renée Reynolds, MD, FAANS
Alexa I. Canady, MD, FACS, is the first board-certified African American woman neurosurgeon in the US and she had a distinguished career including serving chief of neurosurgery from 1987 to 2001 at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. In 2016, she gave the Olga Jonasson Lecture at Clinical Congress on The Journey: Becoming a Neurosurgeon and Back Again.
Presented by Lewis Wetstein, MD, FACS
Alden H. Harken, MD, FACS, is a key contributor to the field of cardiac electrophysiology, which advanced the understanding of the pathophysiology of ventricular tachycardia. Harken devised and performed the first successful treatment of “Sudden Cardiac Death” by mapping and surgically excising the intracardiac source of ventricular tachyarrhythmias.
Presented by Peter A. Prieto, MD, MPH, FACS
Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, FACS, a pioneer in the development of oncologic immunotherapy and gene therapy for patients with advanced cancer, chief of the Surgery Branch at the National Cancer Institute, and 2018 recipient of the ACS Jacobson Innovation Award.
Patricia K. Donahoe, MD, FACS, presented by Allan M. Goldstein, MD, FACS
Thomas J. Fogarty, MD, FACS, presented by Thomas M. Krummel, MD, FACS
LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., MD, FACS, presented by Edward E. Cornwell III, MD, FACS, FCCM, FWACS(Hon)
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), presented by Brant K. Oelschlager, MD, FACS
John L. Cameron, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), presented by Keith D. Lillemoe, MD, FACS
Kenneth A. Forde, MD, FACS, FASCRS, FACG, FCCS(Hon), presented by Dennis L. Fowler, MD, FACS
Anna M. Ledgerwood, MD, FACS and, Charles E. Lucas, MD, FACS , presented by Lawrence N. Diebel, MD, FACS
Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS, presented by Richard J. Mullins, MD, FACS