Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 1087–1090 | Cite as

Gerald J. Marks, M.D., FACS (1925-), founder of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

  • Theresa P. Yeo
  • Scott W. Cowan
  • Charles J. Yeo
Historical Vignette
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Abstract

This historical vignette describes the professional career of Gerald J. Marks, the founder of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Marks is also the founding Associate Editor of Surgical Endoscopy, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. Dr. Marks is a renowned colorectal surgeon, an accomplished watercolor artist, and a fascinating personality.

Keywords

Endoscopy Colorectal cancer SAGES 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Disclosures

Drs. Theresa Yeo, Scott Cowan, and Charles Yeo have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theresa P. Yeo
    • 1
  • Scott W. Cowan
    • 2
  • Charles J. Yeo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University College of NursingThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical CollegeThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical CollegeThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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