Dr. McAninch receives College of Surgeons' top honor

October 3, 2012

The American College of Surgeons Board of Regents has presented urologist Jack W. McAninch, MD, with the College’s 2012 Distinguished Service Award.

The American College of Surgeons Board of Regents has presented urologist Jack W. McAninch, MD, with the College’s 2012 Distinguished Service Award.

The Board of Regents said it recognized Dr. McAninch with the ACS’s highest honor for his "steadfast and inspirational commitment to the initiatives and principles embodied by the American College of Surgeons," his service to the ASC, his work as a surgeon and leader in organized surgery, and his dedication to educating students and surgeons.

Dr. McAninch is currently chief of urology at San Francisco General Hospital and vice chair and professor of urology at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. A 1964 graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, he completed an internship in surgery and a residency in urology at Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco.

The Regents noted Dr. McAninch’s "outstanding clinical and academic contributions to the field of genitourinary trauma and reconstructive surgery" in his professional positions at Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, and UCSF. He has published more than 400 academic papers.

Dr. McAninch was also recognized for his leadership of many professional organizations and for his expertise in education and instruction of fellow surgeons through more than 100 invited visiting professorships and the mentoring of 24 fellows in urologic trauma and reconstructive surgery, all of whom hold full-time academic positions at U.S. academic medical centers.

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