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SAGES Welcomes New President, Dr. Gerald M. Fried - Surgical Education, Quality of Care and Enhanced Patient Recovery to be Top Priorities
Date:5/15/2013

(PRWEB) May 15, 2013

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) announced today the election of 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.

Dr. Fried has been a member of the SAGES Board since 2003 and was previously 1st Vice-President, Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. He has chaired the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS™) Committee and was instrumental in the development of the FLS™ hands-on training/testing element. Successful completion of the FLS™ assessment has been required since 2010 for admissibility to the American Board of Surgery Qualifying Examination and over 1,000 exams are annually administered to surgeons-in-training in the United States and Canada. He also serves on the following committees and taskforces: Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES™), Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE™), Hernia Task Force and Finance Committee. Dr. Fried is a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons. He is a Past-President of the Canadian Association of Genera
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