Dr. Lewis M. Flint, M.D., FACS, MUSC Surgical Residency class of 1974, and Dr. Othersen’s first resident, Dr. Flint is currently an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and Editor-in-Chief of Selected Readings in General Surgery in the Division of Education at The American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Lewis Flint’s sustained accomplishments and leadership in American surgery have placed him at the apogee of the profession. It is fitting and proper that Dr. Flint be named the first recipient of this award, named for one of Dr. Flint’s honored mentors, Dr. Othersen, and given by a Society named after another, Dr. Artz who will forever be his Chairman.
Dr. Flint earned his A.B. and M.D. degrees at Duke University and completed his surgical internship there in 1966. He underwent surgical training at Duke and MUSC and was Surgery Chief Resident at MUSC from 1973-74. Flint also was a Fellow in Trauma at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Flint has admirably represented the Department of Surgery’s tradition of excellence and has brought credit to the program through numerous leadership roles with some of the country’s most prominent surgical organizations.
In recent years, Dr. Flint has served as President of numerous Surgical Societies including the Society of University Surgeons, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Halsted Society and the Southern Surgical Association. He was recognized by the American Board of Surgery as Director and Senior Examiner and was on the Centers for Disease Control Injury Grant Review Committee.
He has contributed his considerable time and talents to the editorial boards of Surgery, Heart and Lung, Surgery Rounds, and Shock. He continues to lend his expertise to the editorial boards of both the American Journal of Surgery and the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
With over 159 publications, three books and 43 chapters in books to his credit, Dr. Flint has never published a poorly written sentence, a direct result of his Freshman English class at Duke where he was taught by the master of American fiction, Reynolds Price.
In his current position as Editor-in-Chief of Selected Readings in General Surgery, Dr. Flint continues to pen timeless surgical prose and to educate surgeons for the ages.