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May 23, 2012

SIU Physician Named Distinguished Educator 

Dr. David Rogers, professor of pediatric surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, received the 2012 Distinguished Educator Award from the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) at its annual meeting in San Diego this spring.

The honor is one of the association’s Excellence in Surgical Education Awards, established to recognize the dedication of surgical educators and to highlight and encourage outstanding teachers and surgical educators. The Distinguished Educator Award is the most prestigious honor that ASE bestows on surgical education leaders.

Dr. Rogers joined the faculty at SIU School of Medicine in 2000. Previously, he was on the surgery faculty at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta (1990-91 and 1994-2000). Rogers completed a surgical education research fellowship with the Association for Surgical Education (1996) and a pediatric surgical oncology fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (1992). He completed his pediatric surgery residency at the University of Tennessee in 1994. Rogers earned his medical and bachelor’s degrees in 1984 and 1980, respectively, at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Rogers is board certified in general surgery with a certificate of Special Qualifications in Pediatric Surgery. He is a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association and a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Rogers has co-authored more than 40 journal articles and given more than 50 presentations as a physician-educator. A native of Gainesville, Fla., Rogers is married to Dr. Laura Rogers, professor of internal medicine at SIU, and they have two children.

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