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To Become a Fellow

The mission of the Academy is "the Cultivation and Improvement of the Science and Art of Surgery, the Elevation of the Medical Profession, [and] the Promotion of the Public Health..."

To become a Fellow of the Academy, The candidate must be a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy who has graduated from a reputable School of Medicine or Osteopathy and is either board certified in a surgical specialty by an American Board of Medical Specialties Board or a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. “Those wishing to participate in the scientific mission of the Academy must be proposed for Fellowship by a Fellow in good standing. The proposal must be supported by one other Fellow in good standing.” The candidate for Fellowship must receive the approval of the Council at two Council meetings before the candidate's name may be presented to the Academy as a candidate for election. The candidate must meet such other requirements as are, from time to time, stipulated by the By-Laws.

Proposals shall be considered by the Council upon receipt the sponsorship attestation by two fellows. Fellows interested in proposing or supporting a candidate may fill out the form here.

A curriculum vitae can be sent and any questions addressed to the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery via email (

Honorary Fellows

Since the founding of the Academy, it has conferred Honorary Fellowships on surgeons who were noteworthy nationally and internationally. In 1881, Samuel D. Gross, the Founding President, suggested a list of 13 surgeons, all of whom were elected. Others have been elected on occasion since, including the 50th, 75th and 100th anniversaries of the Academy and the Millennium of 2000. The last ceremony was held in front of the Gross Clinic at the Thomas Jefferson University. The highlight was the brilliant description of Thomas Eakins' famous painting given by former Academy President and noted Gross historian, Frederick A. Wagner, then in his 80's and totally blind.

Elected 1881

Sir James Paget, London, England

W. W. Dawson, Cincinnati, OH

Theodor Billroth, Vienna, Austria

T. G. Richardson, New Orleans, LA

Bernhard von Langenbeck, Berlin, Germany

J. Collins Warren, Boston, MA

Willard Parker, New York, NY

W. T. Briggs, Nashville, TN

Lewis A. Sayre, New York, NY

Christopher Johnston, Baltimore, MD

Moses Gunn, Chicago, IL

D. W. Yandell, Louisville, KY

John T. Hodgen, St. Louis, MO

Elected 1898

Maurice H. Richardson, Boston, MA

Nicholas Senn, Chicago, IL

George M. Sternberg, Washington, DC

Theodore F. Prewitt, St. Louis, MO

Charles H. McBurney, New York, NY

Hunter McGuire, Richmond, VA

L. McLane Tiffany, Baltimore, MD

Nathaniel P. Dandridge, Cincinnati, OH

Roswell Park, Buffalo, NY

Robert F. Weir, New York, NY

Frederick S. Dennis, New York, NY

Elected 1900

W. H. A. Jacobson, London, England

Theodore Kocher, Berne, Switzerland

Vincenz Czerny, Heidelberg, Germany

Elected 1906

Dudley P. Allen, Cleveland, OH

Robert Abbe, New York, NY

C. B. G. de Nancrede, Ann Arbor, MI

William J. Mayo, Rochester, MN

Elected 1907

John C. Munro, Boston, MA

Elected 1908

J. Ewing Mears, Philadelphia, PA

Elected 1909

Lewis Stephen Pilcher, Brooklyn, NY

Elected 1916

Wm. W. Keen, Philadelphia, PA

Elected 1920

Henry R. Wharton, Philadelphia, PA

Elected 1927

J. Chalmers DaCosta, Philadelphia, PA

Elected 1929

D'Arcy Power, London, England

Albin Lambotte, Esneux, Belgium

Henri Hartmann, Paris, France

Theodore Tuffier, Paris, France

Joseph Guyot, Bordeaux, France

Georges Jeanneney, Bordeaux, France

Fritz de Quervain, Berne, Switzerland

Berkeley Moynihan, Leeds, England

Harvey Cushing, Boston, MA

Edward W. Archibald, Montreal, Canada

John M. T. Finney, Baltimore, MD

Evarts Graham, St. Louis, MO

Ellsworth Elliot, Jr., New York, NY

Rudolph Matas, New Orleans, LA

Dean D. Lewis, Baltimore, MD

Eugene H. Pool, New York, NY

George W. Crile, Cleveland, OH

Edward Starr Judd, Rochester, MN

Dallas B. Phemister, Chicago, IL

Elected 1933

John H. Jopson, Mills, NC

Elected 1954

Harold Foss, Danville, PA

Digby Chamberlain, Leeds, England

Fred Coller, Ann Arbor, MI

Howard Nafziger, San Francisco, CA

Arthur Allen, Boston, MA

Erik Husfeldt, Copenhagen, Denmark

Allen O. Whipple, New York, NY

Sir James Patterson Ross, London, England

Elected 1979

J. Englebert Dunphy, San Francisco, CA

Francis D. Moore, Boston, MA

Owen Wangensteen, Minneapolis, MN

Clarence Crafoord, Sweden

John Goligher, Leeds, England

Rodney Smith, The Right Hon. Lord of Marlow, London England

William Longmire, Los Angeles, CA

David Sabiston, Durham, NC

Robert Zollinger, Columbus, OH

Elected 1989

Michael DeBakey, Houston, TX

Elected 2000

Judah Folkman, Boston, MA

John L. Cameron, Baltimore, MD

Lazar J. Greenfield, Ann Arbor, MI

James D. Hardy, Jackson, MS

Alden H. Harken, Denver, CO

Claude H. Organ, Jr., Oakland, CA

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., San Antonio, TX

George F. Sheldon, Chapel Hill, NC

Frank C. Spencer, New York, NY

Thomas E. Starzl, Pittsburgh, PA

Donald D. Trunkey, Portland, OR

Douglas W. Wilmore, Boston MA

Elected 2006

R. Scott Jones, Charlottesville, VA

Elected 2013

Stanley J. Dudrick, Naugatuck, CT

Current Fellows: Thank you for your support to the Academy!

Dr. Abhijit S. Pathak

Dr. Adrian Lopez

Dr. Alan Schuricht

Dr. Aley Tohamy

Dr. Ali Naji 

Dr. Alina Mateo

Dr. Alliric Willis

Dr. Allison Aggon

Dr. Amit Joshi

Dr. Amy Goldberg

Dr. Andrea Porpoglia

Dr. Andrew Morgan

Dr. Anthony Villano

Dr. Antonio DiCarlo

Dr. Arthur Frankel (Retired)

Dr. Ari Brooks

Dr. Aron Wahrman

Dr. Asanthi Ratnasekera

Dr. Austin Williams

Dr. Babak Abai

Dr. Batholomew Tortella

Dr. Benjamin Chang

Dr. Benjamin Braslow

Dr. Bernard Boulanger

Dr. Brendan G. O'Connell

Dr. Bradford Carter

Dr. Candace R. Chipman

Dr. Carlo B. Ramirez

Dr. Carmine Volpe

Dr. Catherine Loveland-Jones

Dr. Catherine Plzak

Dr. Charles D. Long

Dr. Charles J. Yeo

Dr. Dahlia Sataloff

Dr. Daniel Dempsey (Retired)

Dr. Daniel Hashimoto

Dr. David Lapham

Dr. David Clements III

Dr. David Shersher

Dr. David Tichansky

Dr. Douglas Fraker

Dr. Edward Doolin

Dr. Erica Pettke

Dr. Erika Lindholm

Dr. Elizabeth Renza Stingone

Dr. Fernando Bonanni

Dr. Francis R. Spitz

Dr. Francesca Delach 

Dr. Franscesco Palazzo 

Dr. Frank Koniges

Dr. Gary S. Finkelstein (Retired)

Dr. Giorgos Karakousis

Dr. Harish Lavu

Dr. Henry Pitt (Retired)

Dr. James Alexander

Dr. James McClurken (Retired)

Dr. Jason Castellanos

Dr. Jay Jenoff

Dr. Jeffrey Carpenter

Dr. Jeffrey Farma

Dr. Jeffrey L. Butcher

Dr. Jeffrey W. Kolff

Dr. Jeremy W. Cannon

Dr. Jerome Vernick (Retired)

Dr. Jesse Taylor

Dr. Jo Buyske

Dr. John Ciley (Retired)

Dr. John Clarke

Dr. John Fischer

Dr. John Jacob

Dr. John Marks

Dr. John Phu

Dr. Jon B. Morris

Dr. Jonathan Rhoads Jr. (Retired)

Dr. Joseph J. Curci (Retired)

Dr. Joseph F. Harryhill

Dr. Joseph V. Lombardi 

Dr. Joseph Serletti

Dr. Joshua Bleier

Dr. Joshua Marks

Dr. Julia C. Tchou

Dr. Julia Haller

Dr. Karen J. Kish

Dr. Karyn Butler MD

Dr. Kay Yoon-Flannery

Dr. Kelvin Kwan N. Lau

Dr. Kenneth Chavin

Dr. Kent Haas

Dr. Konstadinos Plestis

Dr. Kristin M. Noonan

Dr. Larry Kaiser (Retired)

Dr. L. Scott Levin

Dr. Leon Kushnir

Dr. Lindsay Kuo

Dr. Lino Miele

Dr. Linwood Haith

Dr. Lisa Reid

Dr. Lola (Fayanju) Oluwadamilola

Dr. Luca Giordano

Dr. Maj. Ken Lee IV

Dr. Marc Neff

Dr. Maria Altieri

Dr. Maureen Morre 

Dr. Mark P. Solomon

Dr. Marshall Schwartz (Retired)

Dr. Mary Lou Patton (Retired)

Dr. Matthew Lawrence

Dr. Matthew Philp

Dr. Melissa Lazar

Dr. Michael Acker

Dr. Michael Nooromid

Dr. Michael Pucci (Retired)

Dr. Michael Weingarten

Dr. N. Scott Adzick

Dr. Najjia N. Mahmoud

Dr. Neena Kau Singh

Dr. Ned Z. Carp

Dr. Nicholas Petrelli

Dr. Nicole Saur

Dr. Niels Martin

Dr. Orlando Kirton

Dr. Paul Curcillo

Dr. Pauline Park

Dr. Rachel Kelz

Dr. Rajeev Prasad

Dr. Randy M. Stevens

Dr. Rebecca Fishman 

Dr. Rene Tholey 

Dr. Richard Bleicher 

Dr. Robert A. Jubelirer

Dr. Robert Josloff

Dr. Robert Krouse

Dr. Robert Roses

Dr. Robert Mark Simons

Dr. Robert Sataloff

Dr. Robert Uzzo

Dr. Rohit Patel

Dr. Rohit Soans 

Dr. Ronald DeMatteo

Dr. Ryan Gruner

Dr. Sami Tannouri

Dr. Sanjay Reddy

Dr. Sean P. Harbison

Dr. Shaheen Timmapuri

Dr. Shari N. Reid

Dr. Stefanie E. Nolano

Dr. Stephanie Greco

Dr. Stephen Chidyllo

Dr. Stephen Dunn

Dr. Steven Marra

Dr. Steven Ross

Dr. Sunil Karhadkar

Dr. Sunny Fink

Dr. Talar Tatarian 

Dr. Teralyn Carter

Dr. Thomas L. Bauer II

Dr. Thomas Evans

Dr. Thomas A. Santora

Dr. Tricia A. Kelly

Dr. Umur Atabek

Dr. Victoria Gershuni

Dr. Wilbur B. Bowne

Dr. William C. Meyers

Dr. Young K. Hong