Surgical Education, Quality of Care and Enhanced Patient Recovery to be Top Priorities
SAGES is honored to welcome Gerald M. Fried M.D. as its new president. Dr. Fried is currently the Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at McGill University and Surgeon-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada, where he specializes in Gastrointestinal Surgery and carries out research in surgical education and metrics of technical skills assessment, outcomes research and technology assessment.
“It is an extraordinary honor for me to take on the leadership of this outstanding organization. SAGES has made a major contribution to the advancement of surgery by minimizing the injury of surgery through innovative techniques. We are committed to ensuring the highest quality of care by breaking new ground in surgical education and by leading the partnership of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and allied health professionals in the effort to speed up recovery after surgery,” Dr. Fried said.
SAGES is proud to welcome new President-Elect Dr. L. Michael Brunt, Professor of Surgery, Director of the Minimally Invasive Fellowship Program and Co-Director of the Washington University Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery. Also joining the board of officers as 2nd Vice President is Dr. Adrian Park, Chair of the Department of Surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Daniel J. Scott, Professor and Vice-Chairman of Education, Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center is appointed to the position of Treasurer.
Additionally joining the board this year will be Dr. Tim Farrell, Division of GI Surgery, UNC at Chapel Hill, Dr. Liane Feldman, Professor of Surgery and Director of General Surgery at McGill University, Dr. Brent Matthews, Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and Dr. Kenric Murayama, Chief of the Department of Surgery at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.