Ajay Maker, MD, Selected for ESSO Visiting Observership in Europe

Ajay Maker, MDEarlier this year, SSO members were offered the opportunity by the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) to apply for a visiting observership in Europe. Thirty-three applications were received and Ajay Maker, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Director of Surgical Oncology at the Creticos Cancer Center at AIMMC and a Director of Surgical Research at UIC-MGH Surgical Residency Program, was selected as the recipient of the observership.

ESSO will provide Dr. Maker with a stipend of €6,500 (EUR) to cover travel and accommodations during the duration of the two-week exchange in September 2015. He will attend ESSO’s annual meeting and will then visit two to three European Surgical Oncology Institutions and observe procedure(s) within their specialty. 

Dr. Maker has been an SSO member since 2008. He presented his first abstract at the Annual Cancer Symposium in 2005 and has attended every meeting since.