Posted on: February 20, 2018
The Southeastern Surgical Congress (SESC), one of the largest regional organizations for general surgeons, named Frederick L. Greene, MD the 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient at the SESC 2018 Annual Meeting in February 2018. The Distinguished Service Award is the SESC’s most prestigious honor awarded to a member for their continued contributions, commitment and service to the Congress.
Dr. Greene is a renowned surgical educator whose roots in service tie back to his time as a lieutenant commander in the Navy Medical Corps, his years as a surgeon aboard the USS Nimitz as well as an attending surgeon at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. Dr. Greene went on to serve as a member of the surgical faculty at the University of South Carolinas for 17 years before joining the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC for 15 years. Dr. Greene is currently the Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina, where he has educated trainees for the past 18 years.
Dr. Greene’s legacy goes beyond the operating room, with over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 30 book chapters, two textbooks, participation on numerous editorial boards and role as Editor of General Surgery News. His contributions to the field of surgery have added significant value to SESC’s mission of supporting professional development and educational opportunities.