Strasberg receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Steven Strasberg, MD, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award/Gold Medallion of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA) for his numerous contributions to the field of hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery.


Strasberg, the Pruett Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, received the award at the 10th World Congress of the IHPBA in Paris July 4.

“This award is recognition of truly seminal contributions to the field over Steven’s lifetime,” says Timothy Eberlein, MD, the William K. Bixby Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery. “Few people have had the impact Steven has had. Additionally, he is a superb teacher and role model for the next generation of hepato-pancreatic-biliary surgeons.”

An academic surgeon whose career serves as a model for young academic surgeons, Strasberg is the author of nearly 250 peer-reviewed journal articles, some of which are among the most highly cited in the field. He has given 120 invited talks around the world, is a current or former member of the executive committees of several national and international organizations, including the IHPBA, and is a past president of the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.

Strasberg joined the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine as the founding leader of the Section of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgery in 1992. He previously was on the faculty of the University of Toronto.

“I am so delighted that the IHPBA has recognized Dr. Strasberg’s contributions,” says David Linehan, MD, chief of the Section of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgery. “It validates what we already know. Steven is a remarkably gifted surgeon, teacher, mentor and patient advocate who has made so important contributions to our specialty. He is one of the clearest-thinking and innovative surgeons that I know, and his standard of excellence challenges all of us to strive to be better.”