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The Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity: My Personal Experience and Outcomes
Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 3:00-4:00PM (Eastern Time)

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Patricia J. Numann MD, DSc (HON), FICS (Hon), FACS
Patricia Joy Numann MD completed surgical training at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse New York in 1970 when few women became surgeons. She joined the faculty at her alma mater where she remained her entire academic career, retiring in 2007 as the Lloyd S Rogers Professor of Surgery. Her alma mater honored her as Distinguished Alumna in 2000, the SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in 1994, Service Professor in 2006, and with an Honorary Doctor of Science degree in 2012. Dr Numann pursued an interest in surgical education when that was not considered an academic activity. As a founding member of the Association for Surgical Education she became President in 1985.In addition to participating in numerous ACS Committees including SESAP, she created the ACS Fundamentals of the Surgery Curriculum. She has been a staunch supporter of gender equity. In 1981 her call for a meeting with other women surgeons resulted in the founding of the Association of Women Surgeons. Now over 40 years old, the organization has chapters and members throughout the world. The realization that gender equity is essential to assuring the world an adequate surgical workforce particularly in low and middle income countries has led to further support of women globally in particular, Women in Surgery Africa. Her activism and her leadership on behalf of women began early and was recognized by her being named Post Standard Woman of the Year in 1978 and Local Legend by the Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians project of the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibition, and awarded the Elizabeth Blackwell Award from the American Medical Women’s Association Her outstanding contributions to gender equity, surgical education and breast and endocrine surgery resulted in her receiving the International Society of Surgeon’s Prize in 2011 and the American College of Surgeons Lifetime Achievement award in 2019. and being elected President of the American College of Surgeons.

George S. Ferzli, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Director Advanced GI, MIS and Bariatrics Fellowship Program at NYU Langone Medical Director MBSAQIP – Accredited Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery And Quality Improvement Program NYU Langone Health – Brooklyn

George Fielding, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery New York University, New York, NY 

Sharique Nazir, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FICS
Chief Bariatric/Robotic Surgery
Assistant Director Surgery
NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
Honorary Police Surgeon NYPD
New York, NY

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