SSAT Foundation Establishes the Frank G. Moody Memorial Fund for Research and Education in Digestive Surgery
The Board of Trustees of the SSAT Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Frank G. Moody Memorial Fund for Research and Education in Digestive Surgery. The purpose of the Moody Memorial Fund is to further his lifelong passion in developing the next generation of GI surgeons, by helping the SSAT achieve its ongoing mission of research and education through the advancement of the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive disease.
Frank G. Moody, MD, was a giant in the field of digestive surgery. Dr. Moody helped establish GI surgery as a recognized specialty and was a vocal advocate throughout his long career. Born in Franklin, New Hampshire, in 1928, Dr. Moody attended Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Medical School, and Cornell Medical School. He did his surgical residency under Frank Glenn at Cornell, then went to University of California, San Francisco for three years as an instructor in biliary surgery with Dr. Bert Dunphy. He served as the Chief of Digestive Surgery at the University of Alabama before chairing the departments of surgery at the University of Utah from 1971-82 and the University of Texas at Houston from 1983-94. He was involved in cutting-edge research, mentored many surgical trainees who went on to leadership positions, and served as President of the SSAT from 1981-1982. He attended surgical meetings until the time of his death and is honored by the yearly Frank and Maja Moody State-of-the-Art Lectureship at the SSAT Annual Meeting.
The Foundation Board is asking the Society membership to consider a generous donation to the Frank G. Moody Memorial Fund for Research and Education in Digestive Surgery at this time. The Foundation welcomes secure online donations via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express), as well as gifts of checks and securities. You may donate online by credit card via the Members Only Area; you may also donate by credit card via secure fax or by check by downloading the Contribution Form.
The endowment of this fund will truly be a fitting tribute to Dr. Moody, so please make a donation today.