Dr. Reed died on November 16, 2012. She achieved an international reputation as a thoracic surgeon and oncologist with specific expertise in lung and esophageal cancer. Dr. Reed was a renowned surgical educator and was elected to membership in the most prominent surgical organizations, serving in important leadership roles in many of these organizations.
In Memoriam – Harold C. Urschel, Jr, MD
Harold Clifton Urschel, Jr, passed away on November 12, 2012, aged 82. He was a past President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Texas Surgical Association. He has been a Governor of the American College of Surgeons, Chairman of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery...
Note About Beginnings of Cardiac Surgery in Italy
Drs. Blalock, Leriche, and Dogliotti gathered for a photograph when the Blalock Cardiac Surgery Center in Italy was officially opened in December 1951. Attending the opening of the center was Alfred Blalock, American pioneer of heart surgery, and Helen Taussig. Also present was the famous French surgeon, Rene Leriche.
Tribute to Juro Wada, MD
Dr. Juro Wada passed away on February 14, 2011 at his home in Tokyo, Japan. He was 88 years old.
Peter Vincent Moulder, Jr. 1921 - 2010
Peter Vincent Moulder, Jr. was born January 26, 1921. He died May 10, 2010, at age 89.
On May 30, 2010 the field of cardiovascular surgery, physicians and friends mourned the loss of a mentor, colleague and friend. Kit Arom died in Bangkok on this day after a long battle with pancreatic carcinoma.
Hooshang Bolooki, MD 1937 – 2008
On the morning after his death, Dr. Bolooki was probably discussed and fondly remembered at scrub sinks all across the country as his trainees across the USA prepared to operate. He lives on through all of his students and trainees, and his teaching creates a legacy that will last into the foreseeable future.
Tribute to Salvatore L. Nigro
Salvatore L. Nigro had trained with Willis J. Potts at the Children's Hospital in Chicago before he continued his residency with William E. Adams at the University of Chicago. With the University of Chicago Group, he investigated lung transplantation and showed that a single reimplanted lung could sustain life.
Johann 'Hans' Ehrenhaft 1915 – 2009
Johann Leopold Friedrich Ehrenhaft, M.D., called "Hans" by his friends, died in Iowa City, Iowa, on June 17, 2009, at age 93. He had a long and distinguished career as an educator, physician and pioneer in vascular and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Iowa.
Vallee L. Willman 1925 - 2009
I wish to share, with deep appreciation and regret, some recollections about Val Willman, a physician and surgeon who walked prayerfully with his God in a joyful journey of great achievement.
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) 2009 Officers and Council
The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Officers and Council were elected at the 17th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery held 31 May - 3 June 2009 in Krakow, Poland.
Viking Olov Björk – 1918 - 2009
Professor emeritus Viking Olov Björk, the first editor of the Scandinavian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery died on February 18, 2009 in Stockholm at the age of 90 years. He was born on December 3, 1918 in Sunnansjö, Dalecarlia, Sweden.
Paul A. Ebert – 1932 - 2009
Paul Allen Ebert, MD died in the early hours of April 21st, 2009 in Sacramento, California quite unexpectedly of an acute myocardial infarction at 76 years of age. He was a towering figure of a man, a virtual giant upon whose shoulders a generation of trainees, colleagues, admirers, sports fans, philosophers, friends, and family members stood.
Italian Society for Cardiac Surgery 2009 Officers
Women in Thoracic Surgery 2009 Officers
IN MEMORY OF DR. ROBERT J. JENSIK
Dr. Robert J. Jensik passed away March 8, 2008 at the age of 92. He was an exquisite technical surgeon and students, nurses and residents admired his ability to complete difficult resections and manage intraoperative complications.
"Hail" to James W. Brooks, MD, 1922-2008
Dr. James W. Brooks passed away on September 27, 2008 at the age of 86 after a brief illness. We "hail" Dr. Brooks not only for being an outstanding teacher, clinician and surgeon, but also for his consummate professionalism - a true southern gentleman, a role model for all to emulate.
STS 2009-2010 Board of Directors
David Coston Sabiston, Jr, MD
“Always the patient comes first! Attention to detail! Numbers please!” Dr. David C. Sabiston, Jr., died on January 26th, 2009 after a long illness. Echoes of these words will always live in the hearts and minds of those of us he trained at Duke University. Born in 1924, he rose to become one of the most respected and powerful leaders in modern surgery.
A Tribute to Richard P. Anderson, M.D., 1934-2009
by John R. Benfield, MD
It was a deep loss for society when Richard Powell Anderson tragically died January 18, 2009. In his enormous contributions to cardiothoracic surgery and medicine, he was a leader who was consistently excellent, sensible and reliable. In his relations with family and friends, he was considerate, loving and humorous.
Alan Dean Hilgenberg, MD 1944 – 2008
On Christmas Day, 2008, Dr. Alan D. Hilgenberg, 64, co-director the Thoracic Aortic Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, died after a difficult fight against pancreatic cancer.
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