Guy R. Orangio

2017 to 2018

Across the Universe: “Sounds of Laughter, Shades of Life”

Guy Orangio, MD

ASCRS Presidential Address

May 2018


I wish to express what an honor and privilege, it has been for me to serve as the President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons this past year. I am humbled to stand in front of this great society where so many more deserving men and women have stood before me and presented their Presidential Addresses. Standing in the footprints of giants, is truly the pinnacle of my professional career.


The high point of the any Presidential year is our Annual Scientific Meeting; we are so privileged to be in this beautiful venue in the “Heart of Country Music.” In 1908 American Proctologic Society’s annual meeting was in Nashville, Dr. A.B. Cooke (President 1907-1908) Presidential Address, assured the members at the meeting that he would not exceed 2 hours. In today’s digital world, if my address exceeds 40 minutes I will be the only one left in this room.