The G. William N. Fitzgerald Award for Excellence in Rural Surgery and Trainee Rural Surgery

“A rural general surgeon should be willing to ‘move heaven and earth’ for the care of their patients.  Nominees should embody this spirit to be considered for the award.” – Dr. G.W. Fitzgerald

The annual awards will recognize the contributions of surgeons and trainees in rural general surgery. They will be bestowed to one surgeon and one trainee who have shown substantial commitment to the betterment of surgery for rural populations and to the practice of the surgical arts through education, advocacy, and dedication.

Deadline for nominations is June 17, 2024

Award Recipients


Dr. Derek Mok, 2023

Dr. Kenneth Foster, 2022

Dr. Yemi Laosebikan, 2019


Dr. Lyndsay Glass, 2023

Dr. Nastasia Wasilewski, 2022

Dr. Cait Champion, 2019