Prestigious Honorary Fellowship awarded to Professor Guy Maddern
Professor Guy Maddern, Head of The University of Adelaide’s Discipline of Surgery, and hepatobiliary surgeon at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). These fellowships are awarded to individuals who possess an international reputation in the field of surgery or medicine, with only 5-12 being awarded each year. Professor Maddern says “It is a great honour to be offered an Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work closely with the American College on a number of initiatives, particularly in the area of new technologies in surgery. This relationship has continued to the present day and each year we provide a new technology review for the American College of Surgeons to disseminate to their membership”.
Since 1913 the American College of Surgeons has acknowledged 25 other Australian surgeons, with the only other South Australia surgeon being Mr D’Arcy Sutherland in 1979 (Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital). Professor Maddern’s award will be presented at the ACS Clinical Congress in Washington DC in late October, COVID-19 restrictions permitting. [List of Past Honorary Fellows: https://www.facs.org/about-acs/archives/acshistory/honoraryfellows#viewport]
Professor Guy Maddern is the Director of Research at the Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH, and Research leader of the Surgical Science Research Group.