The George Berci Lifetime Achievement Award In Endoscopic Surgery

  • 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
    • 2004:  Gerald Marks
    • 2005:  Kenneth Forde
    • 2006:  George Berci
    • 2009:  Jeffrey Ponsky
    • 2010:  Jacques Marescaux
    • 2011:  Jacques Perissat


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).