Alumni/John Jones Surgical Society

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 2022-2023

Application submission EXTENDED – March 28, 2022

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 your accompanying requested background information to

Submission Cutoff:
March 28, 2022
About The Fellowship

The winner receives a grant of $6,000.00 to conduct research, and is named the John Jones Fellow for 2022-2023. The fellow presents research results at the Annual Meeting of the John Jones Surgical Society in early spring, 2023.

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

Winner – John Jones Fellowship 2021-2022

William “Clinton” Erwin, MD becomes the 8th John Jones Fellow

Dr. Erwin is currently a third year resident in the Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Program, in the Department of Surgery at NewYork Presbyterian, Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Mentor: Giovanni Ferrari, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University. Scientific Director of the Cardiothoracic Research Program at Columbia University, and leading Principal Investigator of the Columbia Biobank for Translational Science (CBTS), in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

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About the Fellowship

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