The TSDA Benson R. Wilcox Award was established in 2010 to acknowledge the best scientific abstract submitted by a cardiothoracic surgery resident to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting. This annual award honors Dr. Wilcox’s many contributions to the TSDA and thoracic surgery education.
Dr. Wilcox was instrumental in establishing TSDA and served as TSDA president from 1985 to 1987. He also served on the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program, and was a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Residency Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery; the American College of Surgeons’ Graduate Medical Education Committee; and a member of the Committee on Graduate Education for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. It is TSDA’s honor to recognize Dr. Wilcox’s distinguished career as a heart surgeon and educator.
Potential award nominees must represent original abstract work by a resident enrolled in a U.S. ACGME-accredited cardiothoracic surgery residency program at the time research was conducted. The resident must be the first author and presenter. TSDA Benson R. Wilcox Award abstracts may be accepted for presentation in the General Session or Parallel Surgical Forums. Those interested in being considered for this award should apply through the STS Annual Meeting online abstract submission system. Poster abstracts and surgical video submissions are not eligible. The award recipient will be recognized at the TSDA General Session and the STS Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the STS Annual Meeting.
Contributions to TSDA’s Wilcox Award Fund reinforce the financial foundation required to support this valuable program for the upcoming generation of cardiothoracic surgeons. TSDA is a 501(c)(3) organization and the full amount of your gift may be deductible as a charitable contribution. If you would like to donate to the TSDA Wilcox Award Fund, please send your check made payable to TSDA to:
633 N. St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Attn: Wilcox Award Fund
Bryan A. Whitson, MD
University of Minnesota
“Utilization of the Donor Lung After Asphyxiation or Drowning: Effect on Survival and Rejection in Lung Transplant Recipients”
Farhood Farjah, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
“The Quality Metric Prolonged Length of Stay Misses Clinically Important Adverse Events Among Lung Cancer Patients Undergoing Lobectomy”
Harald C. Ott, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Experimental Lung Regeneration Based on Perfusion Decellularized Matrix Scaffolds”
Mark J. Russo, MD, MS
New York Presbyterian Hospital
“Predicting Post-Heart Transplant Survival Using Pre-Transplant Risk Factors: Who is Too High Risk?”