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

Jacobson Innovation Award Recipients

2017

Timothy A.M. Chuter, BM BS, DM, FACS, San Francisco, CA
Honored in recognition of his innovative role in the development of endovascular aneurysm repair

2016

Louis C. Argenta, MD, FACS, Winston-Salem, NC
Developed Vacuum-Assisted Closure, a paradigm-changing approach to the treatment of difficult wounds and burns, with Wake Forest bioengineer Michael Morykwas, PhD

2015

Joseph P. Vacanti, MD, FACS, Boston, MA
Pioneer in the development of microsurgery and the field of tissue engineering

2014

Robin T. Cotton, MD, FACS, FRCS(C), Cincinnatti, OH
Pioneered techniques used worldwide in the reconstruction of the larynx and trachea in children

2013

Susan E. Mackinnon, MD, FACS, FRCSC, St. Louis, MO
Leader in the innovative use of nerve transfer procedures for treatment of patients with devastating peripheral nerve injuries

2012

W. Hardy Hendren III, MD, FACS, Boston, MA
Developed novel reconstruction procedures for children with severe urogenital abnormalities

2011

George Berci, MD, FACS, Los Angeles, CA
Made pioneering contributions to the art and science of endoscopy and laparoscopy, resulting in the high level of technology used to perform many endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical procedures

2010

Lazar J. Greenfield, MD, FACS, Ann Arbor, MI
Developed the Greenfield vena cava filter, an implantable device that changed the technology associated with the pulmonary embolic complications of deep venous thrombosis

2009

Bernard Fisher, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA
Set a new course for the treatment of breast cancer by proposing that it is a systemic disease that metastasizes unpredictably and would best be treated with lumpectomy combined with adjuvant chemotherapy

2008

Donald L. Morton, MD, FACS, Santa Monica, CA
Pioneered research efforts toward the development and clinical application of sentinel lymph node biopsy

2007

William S. Pierce, MD, FACS, Hershey, PA
Pioneer in the conception and development of mechanical circulatory support and the total artificial mechanical heart

2006

Judah Folkman, MD, FACS, Boston, MA
Pioneer in the field of angiogenesis

2005

Stanley J. Dudrick, MD, FACS, Waterbury , CT
Innovator of specialized nutrition support and a pioneer in the field of clinical nutrition

2004

Harry J. Buncke, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA
Pioneer in the field of microsurgery and replantation

2003

Robert H. Bartlett, MD, FACS, Ann Arbor, MI
Pioneer in the development and establishment of the first extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program

2002

Michael R. Harrison, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA
Creator of the specialty of fetal surgery and developing techniques of fetoscopy for minimally invasive fetal technology

2001

Thomas J. Fogarty, MD, FACS, Portola Valley, CA
Design and development of industry standard minimally invasive surgical instrumentation, especially for cardiovascular surgery

2000

Paul L. Tessier, MD, FACS (Hon), Boulogne, France
Development of a new surgical specialty (craniofacial surgery)

1999

John F. Burke, MD, FACS, Boston, MA
Development and implementation of a number of innovative techniques in burn care, including the co-development of an artificial skin (Integra™)

1998

Juan Carlos Parodi, MD, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Treatment of arterial aneurysms, occlusive disease, and vascular injuries by using endovascular stent grafts

1996

Joel D. Cooper, MD, FACS, St. Louis, MO
Lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery

1995

Thomas Starzl, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA
Liver transplantation

1994

Professor Francois Dubois, Paris, France
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy