MICHAEL G. SARR, MD
THE DR. ANDRE CROTTI AWARD
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION OF SURGERY
INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS HONORARY FELLOWSHIP
Presented on Saturday, June 18, 2016
Dr. Michael Gregory Sarr received his MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He did a research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic for two years and a further postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. At Hopkins he was mentored by Dr. John Cameron who was the 2015 Crotti Award Recipient. After his Fellowship he joined the staff at the Mayo Clinic on a permanent basis. Dr. Sarr's research interests include in vivo and in vitro control of smooth muscle contractile activity with a primary interest in extrinsic neural control. His research projects also investigate the enteric physiology of the transplanted gut using in vivo and in vitro animal models.
In addition to an extremely active surgical practice and academic responsibilities, Dr. Sarr has also been very active in organized medicine and publishing. He joined ICS in 2001 and was appointed to the Editorial Board of International Surgery. He has also been a Co Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious journal “Surgery” since 1998.
Dr. Sarr exemplifies the ideals identified by Dr. Crotti 80 years ago: he has made major research contributions; demonstrated surgical mastery, clinical excellence, administrative leadership, national and international visibility and; he has the promoted and cultivated the next generation of surgeons. For these reasons the US Section has selected Dr. Michael G. Sarr to receive the 2016 Dr. Andre Crotti Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Surgery.