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The Section of Surgical Sciences

Alumni Societies

J.B. Lynch Society
This society honors Dr. J.B. Lynch and his legacy of leadership as the first Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery. He elevated the program to a national level, developed a top-tier teaching program, and introduced the residency option as well as the Vanderbilt Burn Center.

Meacham Society
In 1974, seventeen of Dr. Meacham's former residents established the William F. Meacham Society to honor the physician-teacher. Dr. Meacham is remembered for expanding the laboratory and clinical investigation practices and introducing the residency program of the young Department of Neurological Surgery.

H. William Scott, Jr. Society
The Scott Society was formed in 1972 by former residents of Dr. Scott. Dr. Scott was Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from 1952 until 1982 and the first Director of Surgical Sciences.

Vanderbilt Urology Society
In 1972, an invitation was extended to the local community and to all former Vanderbilt urology residents to visit the Vanderbilt Department of Urology and attend the Rhamy-Shelley Lecture. The concept of combining a resident alumni reunion with an educational endeavor was enthusiastically received and three years later, in 1975, the Vanderbilt Urology Society, consisting of all former Vanderbilt urology residents as well as present and former faculty, was formed.
 

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