Herbert Dardik, MD, Emeritus Chief of Vascular Surgery, is among a group of 83 esteemed surgical educators inducted into membership in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™. Dr. Dardik was inducted as a Member on October 4 at a ceremony in Chicago.
Developed by the ACS Division of Education, the Academy recognizes surgeon educators who have devoted their careers to surgical education. Individuals are selected as Members or Associate Members following stringent peer review.
The Academy’s mission is to play a leadership role in advancing the science and practice of education across all surgical specialties, promoting the highest achievements in the lifetimes of surgeons. Academy membership carries an obligation for commitment to the Academy’s goals, which are to identify, recognize, and recruit innovators and thought leaders committed to advancing lifelong surgical education; translate innovation into actions; offer mentorship to surgeon educators; foster exchange of creative ideas; disseminate advances in surgical education; and positively impact the quality of surgical care and patient safety.
Academy membership is conferred in three categories, Member, Associate Member, and Affiliate Member. See full listing of all surgeon educators honored with selection into the Academy.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Dardik has earned a prestigious reputation for many of his contributions and innovations in field of medicine including innovations in resident training for vascular surgery, contributions in clinical research in lower extremity bypass patency studies, evaluation of thrombolytics, and work with small vessel bypass, exposure, technique, indications and outcomes. In 2017, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS).