Dr. Juan Asensio receives Danis Prize for contributions to trauma surgery


Juan A. Asensio, MD, FACS, FCCM, FRCS (England), FISS, KM, of Creighton University Medical Center was recently awarded the 2019 Robert Danis Prize.

The prestigious Danis Prize is given by the International Society of Surgery (Le Société Internationale de Chirurgie) to a surgeon who has made seminal contributions to the care of wounded and injured patients. The ISS was founded in 1902, and the prize has been awarded to only 31 surgeons in the society’s history. Dr. Asensio received the Danis Prize in August 2019 at the 48th World Congress of Surgery in Krakow, Poland.

Dr. Asensio is chief of the Division of Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He is also adjunct professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

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