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Leading International Laparoscopic Surgeon to receive RCSEd Honour

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05 Sep 2012


The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is to recognise the achievements of a leading laparoscopic surgeon at a diploma ceremony being held at the 500-year-old Edinburgh College on Friday 7 September 2012.


Laparoscopic Surgeon, Dr Leslie K Nathanson from the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland, Australia is one of the pioneers of minimal access surgery and is to be awarded the Fellowship ad hominem of RCSEd in recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made in laparoscopic surgery.


Explaining more about Dr Nathanson's nomination to receive this accolade, RCSEd Council Member, Professor James Garden said:


"Dr Nathanson is a distinguished surgeon who is highly regarded internationally within his field. His pioneering research work has gained him the reputation amongst his peers as a forward-thinking leader of laparoscopic surgical innovation, particularly within advanced laparoscopic biliary and oesophagogastric surgery. I am delighted to welcome Dr Nathanson to receive the Fellowship of the College."


Established in 1505, and with a worldwide membership, RCSEd is one of the world's oldest and largest surgical establishments dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement in surgical and dental practice, through its activities in education, training and examinations. The Fellowship ad hominem is awarded to current or former practitioners or other individuals of distinction whose professional status is of a high order and who are deemed worthy of the honour.


At the diploma ceremony, Dr Nathanson will join surgeons from around the globe who have travelled to Edinburgh to receive Fellowship and Membership diplomas in recognition of their success in achieving the required standards of the rigorous surgical examinations.


Commenting on receiving the Fellowship ad hominem from the College, Dr Nathanson said:


"I am surprised and humbled by this award. My own career has benefitted enormously over the years from the support of my wife, Janet, and many colleagues in Brisbane, Adelaide, Dundee and Edinburgh and I would like to acknowledge this."

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