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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

l Surgeons, where he served as their representative to IFSES and the Advisory Council for General Surgery of the American College of Surgeons.

SAGES new President-Elect is 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.

Under this new leadership, SAGES will continue to set the clinical and educational guidelines on standards of practice in various procedures, critical to enhancing patient safety and health. This year the organization expects to release guidelines on Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia, Hiatus Hernia and Laparoscopic Surgery for Peritoneal Dialysis.

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.

About SAGES
The mission of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) is to improve quality patient care through education, research, innovation and leadership, principally in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery. SAGES is a leading surgical society, representing a worldwide community of over 6,000 surgeons that can bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to patients worldwide.

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