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Bass elected honorary fellow by England’s Royal College of Surgeons

The Royal College of Surgeons elected Barbara L. Bass, M.D., an honorary fellow at a July 11 ceremony in London, England.


Bass, chairwoman of the Houston Methodist Hospital Department of Surgery, is well recognized for her contributions to the field of surgical education, which includes the development of the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE) – a comprehensive education and training home for practicing surgeons. She has held numerous leadership positions with the American College of Surgeons and will begin a term as that organization’s president in October 2017.


Tracing its roots back to 1540, the Royal College of Surgeons of England supports its more than 25,000 members with training opportunities, research resources, and policy development.


Bass is the John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Presidential Distinguished Chair in the Department of Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital and a professor of surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers. 


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