Trinity Professor of Surgery elected Honorary Fellow of the American Surgical Association

Professor of Surgery at Trinity College, Professor Kevin Conlon has been elected to Honorary Fellowship of the American Surgical Association. This is the highest recognition that the American Surgical Association can bestow upon a surgical colleague from a foreign country. At present, there are ninety-five Honorary Fellows from throughout the world.

Professor Conlon is Professor of Surgery at Trinity College Dublin based in Tallaght Hospital. He is a surgical oncologist with an interest in upper gastrointestinal cancer, particularly gastric and pancreatic malignancies. He is internationally recognised and widely published in the field of surgical oncology and is a member of many cooperative groups.

He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Digestive Surgery and has served on the editorial board of multiple international journals. He is a member of many cooperative groups. He is currently President of the European-African-Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary-Association  (E-AHPBA) and Secretary General of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary-Association (IHPBA). He is a member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and of the Council of European Digestive Surgery. He is also a member of the European Surgical Association and the International Surgical Group.  He is a Past-President (2011) of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland (PSGBI). Prior to joining Trinity, he was Associate Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Director of the Minimally Invasive Therapeutics Programme at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. At Memorial Hospital, he was part of the executive team responsible for the development of their cancer disease management system and the initiation of a multidisciplinary regional care model for the patient with cancer. The American Surgical Association was founded in 1880 and is the country’s oldest and most prestigious surgical organisation.

As a premier academic surgical society, its mission it to strive for excellence and leadership in science, education, and patient care while promoting diversity, integrity, and innovation.

Prior to joining Trinity, he was Associate Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Director of the Minimally Invasive Therapeutics Programme at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. At Memorial Hospital, he was part of the executive team responsible for the development of their cancer disease management system and the initiation of a multidisciplinary regional care model for the patient with cancer.

The American Surgical Association was founded in 1880 and is the country’s oldest and most prestigious surgical organisation.

As a premier academic surgical society, its mission it to strive for excellence and leadership in science, education, and patient care while promoting diversity, integrity, and innovation.

 

 

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