May 01, 2013


2013: Prof. Ronald Merrell

Dr. Merrell is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University where he was Stuart McGuire Professor and Chairman of VCU’s Department of Surgery from 1999 to 2003. Dr. Merrell was also the Clinical Director of VCU Health Systems Telemedicine Program.  Previously he was the Lampman Professor and Chairman of Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He was Vice Dean at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston and Professor of Surgery at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. He obtained B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Alabama, which is his home state and trained in surgery and biological chemistry at Washington University in St Louis.

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2012: Prof. Louis Lareng

Louis Lareng was born on April 8th, 1923 in the village of Ayzac-Ost, at the foot of the Pyrenees, in the south of the Gascony region where he spent his childhood and kept all his life this typical local melodious and gravelly-sounding accent.

He goes on to study medicine in Toulouse and practices the medical profession throughout his life within the city’s hospitals. He is an anaesthetist-resuscitator, a discipline that he also teaches as Professor of Medicine.

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