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Awad elected president of Association for Surgical Education

Surgeon mentors, educates medical trainees

June 9, 2023

Michael Awad, MD, PhD, a professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named president of the Association for Surgical Education.

Awad directs the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education (WISE), which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons. He also directs the WISE Simulation Fellowship and serves as an associate program director for the general surgery residency. Additionally, Awad serves as head of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Robotics Steering Committee and director of Robotic Surgery for BJC HealthCare.

The surgical education association focuses on advancing scholarship, innovation and professional development in the field and among medical trainees. For more information on Awad’s new role, see here.