Queen's University

Dean honoured by U.K. surgical society


By Communications Staff

 Dean Richard Reznick

Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, and a professor in the Department of Surgery, has been awarded an honourary fellowship of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. Reserved for surgeons and other distinguished medical practitioners, it is the highest honour the association can confer. Dr. Reznick is only the second Canadian surgeon to receive the award.

“I have had a longstanding association with the society, including many excellent collaborations with surgeons from Great Britain and Ireland,” says Dr. Reznick. “It is an honour to be recognized as an honorary fellow.”

Dr. Reznick, one of North America’s most pre-eminent surgical educators, is also a fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In 2011, he was awarded honorary fellowships with the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland, and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland.

He has won numerous awards, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Medal in Surgery, the Association for Surgical Educators Distinguished Educator Award, the National Board of Medical Examiners John P. Hubbard Award, the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges Young Educator Award, and the Canadian Association of Medical Education Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education Award.

Dr. Reznick began his five-year term as dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s on July 1, 2010. He also serves as the chief executive officer of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Association (SEAMO).


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