Austin Williams, MD, received award at ASBS Annual Meeting

By Donna Heyduk, manager, General Surgery Residency, minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Gastroenterology Fellowship, Lankenau Medical Center

Austin D. Williams, MD, MSEd, is the recipient of the Outstanding Scientific Presentation which recognizes an outstanding presentation by a resident, fellow, or trainee.  The winner of this award was determined by the Publications Committee of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. The award was presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons 19th Annual Meeting, in Orlando, Florida from May 2-6.. Dr. Williams presented his abstract entitled: Is Age Trumping Genetic Profiling in Clinical Practice? Relationship of chemotherapy recommendation and OncotypeDX recurrence score in patients <50 versus >50 and trends over time.  Only 6% of submitted abstracts are selected for presentation.

Dr. Williams will be returning to Lankenau’s General Surgery Residency as a PGY3 resident this coming July 1 after two productive years in the research lab.  During his time out on research, Dr. Williams has also served as the primary editor of a review book designed for medical students on their surgical clerkships that will be published by Elsevier later this year.


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