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Society of University Surgeons Honors Four Physicians
3/23/05—Four members of the Department of Surgery at University of Medicine and Dentistry
of NewJersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School were recently inducted into
the Society of University Surgeons.
Randall Burd, M.D., Ph.D., David Gorski, M.D., Ph.D., and Roderich Schwarz,
M.D., Ph.D., all assistant professors of surgery at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson
Medical School and James Goydos, M.D., associate professor of surgery, UMDNJ-Robert
Wood Johnson Medical School, were honored by the Society for excelling in their
work as surgeons, teachers and researchers and showing great promise for the
future of academic surgery.
Drs. Gorski, Goydos and Schwarz are surgical oncologists at The Cancer Institute
of New Jersey (CINJ). Dr. Burd is a pediatric surgeon at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson
"This is a major academic honor and having more than one surgeon inducted
from a single institution is a strong testament to the academic stature of our
institution," said Stephen Lowry, M.D., chair of the Department of Surgery
at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. "We are extremely proud of
Drs. Burd, Gorski, Goydos and Schwarz and congratulate them on their induction
into this prestigious professional society."
"Membership in the Society of University Surgeons is extremely competitive
with only 250 members under the age of 45 throughout the country," added
David August, M.D., chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at CINJ and associate
professor of surgery at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The mission of the Society of University Surgeons is to advance the art and
science of surgery by encouraging its members to pursue original clinical and
laboratory research, develop methods of graduate teaching of surgery, and exchange
free and informal ideas pertaining to academic surgery.
--March 23, 2005