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Eberlein named honorary fellow of Society of Black Academic Surgeons

Recognized for contributions to careers of surgical society members and to field of surgery

April 13, 2016

Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, the Bixby Professor of Surgery and head of the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named an honorary fellow of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons.

The society’s goal is to advance academic excellence among its more than 200 members by providing a forum of scholarship in collaboration with leading academic departments of surgery in the U.S.

“Dr. Eberlein’s contributions to the careers of many of this organization’s members and his contributions to American surgery at large have been both substantial and appreciated,” said Orlando C. Kirton, MD, the society’s president.

Eberlein, a breast surgeon, also is director of Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. He will be recognized during the Annual Society of Black Academic Surgeons Honorary Fellows Luncheon, which coincides with the American Surgical Association’s annual meeting, April 14-16 in Chicago.

“What a great honor it is to be recognized by one of our country’s leading medical associations,” Eberlein said. “The society’s work is important for so many reasons, especially developing talented black surgeons and helping them become leaders of academic medicine in America.”