713 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Pittsburgh Surgical Society
||Andrew Peitzman, MD, President
Thomas Read, MD, President Elect
Giselle Hamad, MD, Secretary
Angela Keleher, MD,Treasurer
©: 2007 Allegheny County Medical Society
|Date of Founding:
||March 5, 1928, "At the invitation of a committee
composed of Doctors J.H.Alexander, E.P.Buchanan, R.M. Entwisle, P.R.
Sieber, M.A. Slocum and J.H. Wagner, eighteen men met to form the
PITTSBURGH SURICAL SOCIETY, …in the building owned by the Pittsburgh
Academy of Medicine at 322 N. Craig Street in Oakland."
||"The Pittsburgh Surgical Society shall be a voluntary,
educational and scientific organization dedicated to the promotion of
the finest traditions of the profession, Integrity, Service,
Scholarship, and to Fostering Comradery, Cooperation and Mutual Respect
among the members."
- Thomas Gorey, M.Ch., FRCSI, "Parathyroid: from rhino
- Michel Gagner, MD "Laparoscopic adrenalectomy: the
- Recognition of Society’s Past Presidents
- The History of the Society, 1928 - 2003
- November 2005 featured Timothy Billiar, MD,
Presbyterian University Hospital
- March 2006 - Hobart Harris, M.D. (Univ of California,
San Francisco); ‘Isis: Lessons learned from Egypt and Black Tar
- October 2006 – Philip S. Barie, M.D.; Preventive
strategies for Surgical Site Infections, Medical College of Cornell
- March 2007 – David Armstrong, MD; Treatment of Rectal
and Crohn’s Fistulas, Atlanta, GA
- April 2007 – Stephen M. Cohn, M.D.; Who killed George
Washington: the history of blood and blood substitutes
- November 2007 a meeting with the SW PA Chapter of the American College of Surgeons featuring Dr. Richard H. Bell, Jr, MD, Assistant Executive Director, American Board of Surgery
- November 2007 recognition of outstanding medical students:
Abbey Fingeret from Drexel University School of Medicine
Tiffany Turner from Temple University School of Medicine
Ryan Li from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Justin Henning from the Jefferson Medical College
- January 2008 Most Interesting Cases of 2007
Abberant right subclavian artery aneurysm: Combined endovascular & open
approach by Rodeen Rahbar, M.D. from Allegheny General Hospital
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic side-to-side lateral pancreaticojejunostyomy
by Ryan M. Levy, M.D. from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Conservative treatment of esophageal perforation following a 'mini MAZE'
procedure for atrial fibrillation
by Pablo Giuseppucci, M.D. from Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumour of the adrenal gland
by Jessica Young, M.D. from UPMC Mercy, formerly Mercy Hospital of
||Recognition of "Outstanding Medical Student" each fall
Presentation of "Most Interesting Cases" from previous year each January
Meeting calendar for 2008 is being planned.
|Number of Members:
||Membership in the Society shall be Active, Honorary or
Associate. Dues are $150.00
ACTIVE membership is restricted to qualified
surgeons who are residents in the tri-state area who are Diplomats of
the American Board of Surgery, Diplomats of any surgical specialty
board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the
Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association,
Fellows of the American College of Surgeons, or Fellow of the Royal
College of Surgeons.
HONORARY membership is for those surgeons over
sixty years of age or any active member unable to engage in practice
because of disability. Honorary status must be requested in writing.
Any surgeon actively pursuing fellowship in the American
College of Surgeons or fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons or
seeking diplomat status in the American Board of Surgery or diplomat of
any surgical specialty board approved by the ABMS and the Council on
Medical Education of the AMA will be considered for ASSOCIATE
membership. Associate Membership shall be for a time period not to
exceed three years and will entitle the member to voting rights and
annual dues equal to active membership. At the time of board
certification or fellowship, the member must provide evidence of same
to change membership status to active.
Contact the Society Administrator to receive an
application and list of members.
||Dianne Meister, R.N.
713 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-6098
Ph-412/321-5033; Fax 412/321-5323
This site was last updated on Tuesday, June 2, 2007