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L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, receives highest award from Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland

Story Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:58:00 CDT

L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, the Edward J. Brickhouse Chair in Surgery and the Henry Ford Professor of Surgery has been awarded the highest honor given by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: an Honorary Fellowship. With this award, Dr. Britt becomes one of only a few surgeons in the world to have received the honorary fellowship in each of the four Royal Colleges in the United Kingdom: the Royal Colleges of England, Edinburgh, Ireland and Glasgow.

The college, established by royal charter in 1599, bestowed the honorary fellowship on Dr. Britt during its annual Admission Ceremony June 18, 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland. The award followed Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s appointment of Dr. Britt to the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia.

In addition to the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom, Dr. Britt has received the highest honors given by the Académie Nationale de Chirurgie (French Academy of Surgeons), the West African College of Surgery and the College of Surgeons of South Africa.

Dr. Britt, a native of Suffolk, Va., was the valedictorian of Booker T. Washington High School. He received a bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of Virginia and was a member of the Raven Society. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Britt has had extensive surgical and critical care training. He is the first African-American in the country to have an endowed chair in surgery.

Dr. Britt has participated in more than 180 visiting professorships and distinguished lectureships throughout the world, written numerous articles and book chapters and received accolades for his teaching, service and professional outreach.

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