Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Past-First Vice-President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), received the prestigious Prize of the “Société Internationale de Chirurgie” at the 47th Annual World Congress of Surgery in Basel, Switzerland. The prize is awarded to “the surgeon who has published work which has made the most notable and useful contributions to surgical science.” Read more about the Prize of the “Société Internationale de Chirurgie” on the International Society of Surgery/Société Internationale de Chirurgie website.
Throughout his career, Dr. Maier has been interested in the critically ill surgical patient, focusing on the underlying pathophysiology driving the aberrant host immuno-inflammatory response, and subsequent clinical syndrome of multiple organ failure with its attendant high morbidity and mortality. He has received funding continuously from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1981 and has been a member and Chair of the NIH Surgery, Anesthesiology and Trauma Study Section. His interest in trauma has also involved extensive clinical studies of the acute management of the severely injured and critically ill patient. Dr. Maier has presented his work worldwide, and has delivered more than 400 lectures on trauma, critical care, and surgical immunology. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, and contributed to or co-authored more than 60 book chapters.