- This is the highest honor SAGES bestows.
- It is bestowed for a lifetime contribution as an innovator in the field of endoscopic surgery, which may be scientific, technological or educational.
- It is designated to be granted to an endoscopic surgeon who may or may not be a member of SAGES.
- The award will not necessarily be given every year, but bestowed when the Board determines a worthy nominee.
- Nominations may come from any member of SAGES. Nominator is encouraged to solicit additional supporting letters for their nominee.
- Past winners include:
- 2001: Sir Alfred Cuschieri, MD; 2004: Gerald Marks, MD; 2005: Kenneth Forde, MD; 2006: George Berci, MD; 2009: Jeffrey Ponsky, MD; 2010: Jacques Marescaux, MD; 2011: Jacques Perissat, MD
- 2014: Tehemton Udwadia, MD
- 2015: Lee Swanstrom, MD
- 2016: Alberto Montori, MD
Nominations may come from any member of SAGES.
Fill out the form below or contact Ms. Viera Ewell in the SAGES office (Phone: 310-437-0544 x104, Fax: 310-437-0585).
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