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Icons in Surgery

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.

2022 Presentations

Sir Murray F. Brennan, GNZM, MD, FACS

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.

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Alexa I. Canady, MD, FACS

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.

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Alden H. Harken, MD, FACS

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.

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Steven A. Rosenberg, MD

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.

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Previous Presentations

2019

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

2018

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

2017

Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS, presented by Sharon L. Stein, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACS, FCCM, MCCM, presented by James A. O'Neill, MD FACS

Norman N. Rich, MD, FACS, DMCC, presented by Eric A. Elster, MD, FACS

Seymour I. Schwartz, MD, FACS, presented by Jacob Moalem, MD, FACS

2016

Kathryn Anderson, MD, FACS, presented by Philip Conte Guzzetta, MD, FACS

Orlo H. Clark, MD, FACS, presented by Wen T. Shen, MD, FACS

W. Hardy Hendren, III, MD, FACS, presented by Don K. Nakayama, MD, FACS

Walter Pories, MD, FACS, presented by Emmanuel E. Zervos, MD, FACS

2015

Alfred Blalock, MD, FACS, presented by Luca A. Vricella, MD, FACS

Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, presented by Gregory M. Organ

Thomas E. Starzl, MD, FACS, presented by Clyde F. Barker, MD, FACS

2014

George Berci, MD, FACS, presented by L. Michael Brunt, MD, FACS

Denton Cooley, MD, FACS, presented by Michael J. Reardon, MD, FACS

Stanley Dudrick, MD, FACS, presented by Pascal R. Fuchshuber, MD, PhD, FACS

Olga Jonasson, MD, FACS, presented by Emina H. Wang, MD, FACS

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