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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.

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Doylestown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, as well as from across the state and the nation. The school also has over 440 graduate medical students in 24 residency programs and 19 accredited fellowships. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. For more information, visit, or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.


About Geisinger
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Dudrick honored by Lackawanna County Medical Society

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