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L.D. Britt, MD, installed as President of American College of Surgeons

Eastern Virginia Medical School surgery chair to lead top surgical society

L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS, a general and acute care surgeon from Norfolk, VA, was recently installed as the 91st President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1989, Dr. Britt is the Brickhouse Professor and Chairman, department of surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, a position he has held since 1999. He is the first African American in the country to have an endowed chair in surgery. Dr. Britt is currently also director of the American Board of Surgery.

Known as an outstanding role model and educator, Dr. Britt is chair of Eastern Virginia Medical School’s council of clinical chairs and a professor in the university’s division of history of medicine as well as distinguished professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. In honor of his dedication and excellence in teaching, Dr. Britt has been the recipient of numerous national and institutional teaching awards, including the Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award, the nation’s highest teaching award in medicine, which is given by the Association of American Medical Colleges in conjunction with the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. His work in combat trauma care and community service has also been widely recognized.

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