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:

    Sir Alfred Cuschieri, MD, (2001); Gerald Marks, MD (2004); Kenneth Forde, MD (2005); George Berci, MD (2006); Jeffrey Ponsky, MD (2009); Jacques Marescaux (2010); Jacques Perissat, MD (2011); Tehemton Udwadia, MD (2014);  Lee Swanstrom, MD (2015); Alberto Montori, MD (2016); David Rattner, MD (2017)


Nominations may come from any member of SAGES. The deadline to submit for 2019 is September 21, 2018.

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