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We are thrilled to extend our warmest congratulations to Dr. Doruk Ozgediz for receiving the distinguished Donald E. Meier Humanitarian Award at the APSA (American Pediatric Surgical Association) Annual Meeting held from May 10-13, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. This well-deserved recognition honors Doruk’s extraordinary dedication to ensuring surgical care for underserved children.

The APSA Surgical Humanitarian Award celebrates surgeons who have dedicated a significant portion of their careers to humanitarian efforts, whether locally or globally, in order to improve surgical care access for underserved populations. This prestigious accolade is a testament to Dr. Ozgediz’s unwavering commitment to providing essential surgical services to children in need.

Throughout his distinguished career, Doruk has exemplified the values of humanitarianism, going above and beyond routine surgical practice to address the unique challenges faced by underserved communities. He has been a driving force in promoting global surgical equity and expanding access to surgical interventions for children worldwide.

His leadership and expertise have been instrumental in advancing the mission of GICS. Doruk’s exceptional achievements epitomize the core values of compassion, selflessness, and unwavering commitment to improving healthcare outcomes for the most vulnerable members of society. His work sets a remarkable example for others in the medical community, demonstrating the profound impact that can be achieved through humanitarian efforts.

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