Mayo Clinic gastroenterologic surgeon and scientist Michael Sarr, M.D., is being honored by the American College of Surgeons for his research contributions, surgical expertise and mentorship of the next generation of surgical leaders. The ACS Committee for the Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems has dedicated the new volume of the Surgical Forum to Dr. Sarr in recognition of his contributions to the surgical profession.
Dr. Sarr’s research has included work on gut transplants and pancreatic and bariatric diseases. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles, 300 abstracts and 100 book chapters. Dr. Sarr has served as president of five societies, including the Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract; International Society of Surgery; Minnesota Surgical Society; Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society; and Society of Clinical Surgery. He was co-director of the Pancreas Club and co-editor of the journal Surgery. He is a senior director of the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Dr Sarr, the James C. Masson Professor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has mentored hundreds of surgeons over his career. He has received the “Teacher of the Year” award at Mayo Clinic 13 times over 20 years. He graduated from Colgate University and the Halsted Surgical Training Program at Johns Hopkins.
The dedication will be made in October at the American College of Surgeons annual meeting in San Francisco.