Retired Air Pressure trauma surgeon, Mark W. Bowyer, M.D., has been named because the 2017 recipient of the Robert Danis Prize via the World Society of Surgical operation/Société Internationale de Chirurgie. The Robert Danis Prize is awarded to the surgeon who has made an important and private contributions to the fields of trauma, burns or vital care. Bowyer was once decided on for his life-long endeavors and “vast contributions to the sector of trauma masking all facets from elementary and medical science analysis to medical utility and futuristic making plans,” in line with the Society’s announcement.
Bowyer, the Ben Eiseman Professor of Surgical operation, and surgical director of Simulation within the Department of Trauma and Struggle Surgical operation of the Uniformed Products and services College of the Well being Sciences (USU)-Walter Reed Nationwide Army Scientific Middle (WRNMMC) Division of Surgical operation, spent greater than 22 years as an Air Pressure trauma and battle surgeon. He has taught trauma qualifications to hundreds of scientific scholars and physicians around the globe during the last 3 many years and is likely one of the main architects of the Complicated Surgical Abilities for Exposures in Trauma route that has been shared in additional than 100 route websites in 11 international locations within the final six years. Bowyer served because the Air Pressure’s “trauma czar” whilst deployed to Iraq, the place he directed and coordinated the entire handle battle trauma sufferers.
Bowyer is an lively member of the American Faculty of Surgeons, the place he serves as chair of the Surgical Abilities Committee of the Committee on Trauma and is actively fascinated with resident schooling. He additionally serves because the surgical director of USU’s Val G. Hemming Simulation Middle, the place he has been on the vanguard of adopting the usage of surgical simulators instead for animals within the instructing of complicated trauma and acute care surgical qualifications, and works to broaden and validate augmented and digital fact in addition to trauma, laparoscopic, acute care surgical, triage and significant care-based simulators. Bowyer is lately running on simulation tasks to beef up affected person protection.
“Dr. Bowyer has been at the vanguard of surgical and trauma schooling for the previous decade. Constructed on his revel in as an army trauma surgeon and scientific educator, he has presented skills-based evaluation into the lifecycle coaching of surgeons. This has already had a vital have an effect on in saving lives each off and on the battlefield, and can turn out to be surgical schooling in any respect ranges,” mentioned Military Capt. (Dr.) Eric Elster, professor and chair of the USU-Walter Reed Division of Surgical operation.
“I’m humbled to just accept this award on behalf of, and as a validation of the efforts of our group at USU and all the Protection well being care machine, to make sure that the exhausting classes discovered from the care of battle casualties don’t seem to be forgotten, and are used to higher get ready surgeons around the globe to handle all sufferers of trauma and battle,” mentioned Bowyer.
Bowyer might be offered with the award on the Society’s World Surgical Week in Basel, Switzerland, in August.