2023 Nominees for ASCRS Fellow and International Fellow 

Becoming a Fellow or International Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is a rigorous process befitting the remarkable achievements of this highest class of membership. ASCRS Fellows enjoy the right to vote, hold office, serve on any committee of the Society, attend and appear on scientific programs and participate in discussions of scientific papers. Fellows are alternatively known as “voting members” of ASCRS. Each year the current voting members are asked to give formal approval to applicants for Fellow and International Fellow membership in ASCRS, who have met the rigorous requirements. 
The following members have been found qualified for consideration for ASCRS Fellow member status: 
Benjamin Abbadessa, MD * 

Jonathan Simon Abelson, MD 

Vicente Karlos Arcos, MD 

Ritha Mary Belizaire, MD 

Robert Bennett, MD * 

Christina Lai Cheng, MD 

Jessica Cohan, MD, MAS, FACS 

Jac Cooper, MD 

Joseph Coury, MD 

Lisa Cunningham, MD 

Aaron Dawes, MD * 

Brano Djenic, MD 

Darcy Donovan Shaw, MD 

Christopher L. Elliott, MD 

Rahila Essani, MD 

Krista Evans, MD 

Marco Ferrara, MD 

Fergal Fleming, MD 

Luanne Force, MD 

John Gahagan, MD 

Gerald Gantt, MD 

Norbert Garcia-Henrique, MD, FACS 

Jesse Guardado, MD 

Patrick Austria Hartendorp, MD 

Rebecca Lynn Hoffman, MD 

Vanessa W. Hui, MD 

Ziyad Jabaji, MD 

William Kethman, MD 

Maria Kiely, MD 

Sarah Koller, MD 

Elise Hanna Lawson, MD 

Megan Rae Linnebur, MD 

Lea Lowenfeld, MD 

Samuel Luka, MD 

Maria Luisa Martinez Ugarte, MD 

David McKeown, MD 

Robert Nunoo, MD 

William Oh, MD 

Rodrigo Pedraza, MD 

Alexis Plasencia, MD 

Gabriela Cara Poles, MD 

Benjamin Quartey, MD 

Juliet June Ray, MD 

Henry Peter Schoonyoung, MD 

David Matthew Schwartzberg, MD 

Anne-Marie Elizabeth Sirany, MD 

Anna Spivak, MD 

Earl Thompson, MD 

Ian White, MD * 

Trevor Wood, MD 

Moriah Wright, MD 

Cici Zhang, MD 
International Fellow 
Gaetano Galo, MD 

Jonathan Knowles, MD 

Angus Lee, MD 

William Perry, MD 

Ping Zhu, MD 
Draft as of 05/09/23 
The ASCRS Annual Business Meeting and State of the Society Address will take place Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 11:15AM PDT 
*NOTE: Subject to approval by the Executive Council at their meeting on June 2, the member applicants above will be added to the list of Fellows for official approval during the 2023 Annual Business Meeting. 

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