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In Memoriam: George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS, 1934-2013

George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS (20 December 1934 - 16 June 2013)

George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS

(20 December 1934–16 June 2013)

A “Celebration of Life” memorial service honoring George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS.  took place at the University of North Carolina on October 12, 2013. Dr. Sheldon was a tireless advocate for the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He was elected our 79th President (1998–1999).  

He was the Zack D. Owens Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the department of surgery, chief of general surgery, and general surgery residency program director at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill.

The videos below were shown at his memorial service and have been provided to ACS as a courtesy by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Read more online about the life of Dr. Sheldon, a great humanist and icon of American surgery at home and abroad.

Watch the videos from Dr. Sheldon's memorial.


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