American College of Surgeons honors 5 surgeons for humanitarian, volunteer efforts: 5 details

The American College of Surgeons recognized five surgeons at the 2018 American College of Surgeons/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards for their efforts to serve medically underserved patients Oct 23.

Here are the key details to know:

1. Nandakumar C. Menon, MB, a general surgeon from India received the Surgical Humanitarian Award for his work providing medical services and training to the Adivasi people of southern India with the Association for Health Welcare in the Nilgiris.

2. Roland R. Stephens, MD, a general surgeon from Berrien Springs, Mich., received the Surgical Humanitarian Award for over 50 years of providing surgical care to underserved populations across the world, including the Karanda Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe.

3. Barbara Ann Barlow, MD, a pediatric surgeon who practices in New York City, received the Domestic Surgical Volunteerism Award for her work in preventing injuries to children living in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem, and across the U.S. Dr. Barlow worked with the New York City Department of Health to promote an ordinance requiring landlords to install window guards in apartment buildings to prevent children from falling from them.

4. Michael R. Curci, MD, a pediatric surgeon who practices in Cumberland, Maine, received the International Surgical Volunteerism Award for his work giving operative and educational services to communities in Haiti, Tanzania and Rwanda.

5. Bruce C. Steffes, MD, a general surgeon who practices in Linden, N.C., received the International Surgical Volunteerism Award for his surgical and teaching work performed throughout Africa, Asia and South America.

Click here to learn more about the award recipients.

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