Past Award Winners

Trauma/CC Session – 2014

1st place: CPT Robert Shawhan, MD
A Simplified Trauma Triage System Safely Reduces Overtriage and Improves Provider Satisfaction: a prospective study

2nd Place: CPT Jonathan Sexton, MD
Administration of FTY720 During Tourniquet-Induced Hind Limb Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Attenuates Morbidity and Mortality

Basic Science – 2014

1st place: CPT Margaret Clark, MD
Role of MicroRNAs and Neuroinflammation in the Pathobiology of Gulf War Illness

2nd place: CPT Quinton Hatch, MD
The Acute Coagulopathy of Trauma in a Porcine Hemorrhage Ischemia Reperfusion Model

Subspecialty – 2014

1st Place: CPT Dan Nelson, DO
The Pediatric Trauma and Tranexamic Acid Study (PED-TRAX)

2nd Place: CPT Nate Zwintscher, MD
Nationwide Analysis of Complex Gastroschisis

General Surgery – 2014

1st Place: LT Michelle Gage, MD
Prognostic Factors Predict the Timing of Distant Recurrences of Breast Cancer

2nd Place: CPT Andrew Schlussel, DO
A Nationwide Population-Based Comparison of Open vs. Minimally Invasive Abdominoperineal Resection


The 2015 SAGES Meeting is April 15-18 at the Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee. The Military Surgical Symposium takes place April 16-17.