Three Department of Surgery faculty members were recipients of the 2020 SOM Faculty Excellence Awards. Dr. Jason Smith received the 2020 Distinguished Service to UofL Award. Dr. Christopher Jones received the 2020 Distinguished Service to the Community, the Commonwealth, and/or the Region Award. Dr. Mary Fallat received the 2020 Distinguished Service to the National and/or International Community Award.
Dr. Smith dedicated countless hours to adeptly leading our COVID-19 response, leading from the front lines as a trauma surgeon during the pandemic, all the while going above and beyond the call of duty to keep us all safe.
Dr. Jones has enormous responsibility for the lives and well-being of patients who undergo solid organ transplantation, as well as those with organ failure who aspire to undergo transplantation, across the entire region. He has shouldered this responsibility with unwavering dedication, compassion, and equanimity during the most difficult of times.
Dr. Fallat’s protean interests and service that she has provided across disciplines for so many years (surgery, trauma, emergency medicine, pediatrics, emergency medical services), has allowed her to make multidisciplinary contributions to education, research, administration, and patient care.