Robicsek Receives Humanitarian Award
Francis Robicsek, MD, PhD, a retired surgeon from Charlotte, North Carolina, was a recipient of an American College of Surgeons Surgical Humanitarian Award. He received the award for more than 50 years of work in providing cardiothoracic surgical services and establishing a medical infrastructure in Central America. Dr. Robicsek, cofounder of a humanitarian aid organization that is now known as the International Medical Outreach Program, was the first to perform open heart operations in Honduras and Guatemala. He has been an STS member since 1966.