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Dr. Dudrick received the Outstanding Medical Advancement award.

The Lackawanna County Medical Society recently held its annual Presidential Reception held to honor local physicians. Major awards bestowed during this year’s reception were the Presidential Recognition award, the Outstanding Medical Advancement award and awards for Lackawanna Medical Society members observing 50 years of service, as well as those being honored with “40 under 40” awards.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine was well represented at the event when its professor of surgery, the eminent Stanley Dudrick, MD, received the Outstanding Medical Advancement award. Dr. Dudrick was honored for his towering achievement -- counted among the top medical advancements of the 20th century – total parenteral nutrition (TPN). In the four decades since its development, TPN has transformed patient care and has made possible the field of intestinal transplantation. The number of lives of children saved by TPN stands at more than 10 million, and its benefits to adults with a range of conditions has been no less substantial.

As the program for the evening noted, Dr. Dudrick’s life goals have been:

  • To provide optimal nutrition to all patients under all conditions at all times;
  • To provide everything possible to enable his students to achieve their maximum God-given potentials: and
  • To be useful and productive to humanity and society as possible for as long as possible. 

The event was attended by more than 200 guests and included many students, friends and colleagues from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

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Dudrick honored by Lackawanna County Medical Society

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