The Charles M. Balch, MD, Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Presented for outstanding contributions to surgical oncology through service to SSO, research, or enhancing clinical care or health policy. This is the successor to the Society of Surgical Oncology Heritage Award and 2018 marks the first year of this award with the new name “The Charles M. Balch, MD, Distinguished Service Award.” Charles M. Balch, MD has dedicated more than 30 years of service to the SSO, demonstrating leadership on multiple fronts and serving as SSO President in 1991. His passion for the Society and for the field of surgical oncology is evidenced by 25 years of service to the Annals of Surgical Oncology, in which his actions as Founding Editor-in-Chief has led to the worldwide growth and prominence of the journal.

The Charles M. Balch, MD, Distinguished Service Award

Masaki Mori, MD, PhD 2020
John L. Cameron, MD 2019
Norman Wolmark, MD and Bernard Fisher, MD 2018

Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Fabrizio Michelassi, MD 2017
Mark S. Roh, MD 2016
Leslie H. Blumgart, MD 2015
Stanley J. Dudrick, MD 2014
David P. Winchester Sr., MD 2013

Society of Surgical Oncology Heritage Award Recipients

William C. Wood, MD 2012
Kirby I. Bland, MD 2011
Murray F. Brennan, MD 2010
John E. Niederhuber, MD 2009
Glenn D. Steele, Jr., MD, PhD 2008
Edward M. Copeland III, MD 2007
Charles M. Balch, MD 2006
Samuel A. Wells, Jr., MD 2005
Blake Cady, MD 2004
Donald L. Morton, MD 2003
Walter Lawrence Jr., MD 2002
LaSalle D. Leffal Jr., MD 2001
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