General and thoracic surgeon Dr. Jesse H. Meredith was awarded the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from the American Medical Association recently. The award is given based on meritorious service in the art and science of medicine.
Dr. Meredith, who is professor emeritus at Wake Forest University School of Medicine was one of the first surgeons to reattach a severed human hand. He also founded the biomedical engineering department at Wake Forest and was an early pioneer in the critical care model of healthcare delivery.
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