Columbia Surgery Alumni

Tributes on the Passing of a Gentle Giant

Kenneth A. Forde, MD

Dr. Craig Smith Receives Distinguished Service Award

The award recognizes an alumnus who has shown leadership in the service of others. Dr. Smith is only the second recipient to ever be recognized by the John Jones Surgical Society for this honor.



Updates From Dr. Smith

Each day during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Craig Smith, Chair of the Department of Surgery, sent an Update to faculty and staff about pandemic response and priorities. We’ve collected all of Dr. Smith's Updates from this time, as well as additional Updates he has put out since.

John Jones Fellowship 2023-2024

Application submission CUT-OFF DATE – March 28, 2023

Eligibility: Applicants should be in a recognized ACGME residency program (general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery) at the time of application.

To apply, download and fill out this form and email it with all the background information to:
Kazuki Sugahara, MD, PhD
cc Trisha Hargaden

Submission Cutoff:
March 28, 2023
About The Fellowship

The winner receives a grant of $6,000.00 to conduct research, and is named the John Jones Fellow for 2023-2024. The fellow presents research results at the Annual Meeting of the John Jones Surgical Society in early spring, 2024.

For more information, contact the Administrator, Trisha J. Hargaden, at

Winner – John Jones Fellowship 2022-2023 Karina A. Bruestle, MD becomes the 9th John Jones Fellow

Learn More About The Winner

Our Locations

John Jones Surgical Society
Department of Surgery, Finance Office
21 Audubon Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212.305.2735