Basil I. Hirschowitz, MD Endowed Lectureship
Donate to the Basil I. Hirschowitz, MD Endowed Lectureship Fund today by selecting Endowment as the donation type and Hirschowitz Endowment Fund as the designated fund.
Sadly, the GI community lost a true pioneer of modern medicine on Janaury 19, 2013 at age 87. Much more than an inventor, Dr. Hirschowitz was a gifted and caring physician, a research scientist and a teacher. With a career spanning six decades, Dr. Hirschowitz led some of the most important initiatives in gastroenterology and endoscopy and reached the pinnacle of academic medicine as a teacher, basic scientist, mentor, clinician, and as one of the fathers of modern medicine.
In January, 1957, Dr. Hirschowitz assembled the original prototype flexible fiberoptic endoscope. This invention revolutionized the practice of gastroenterology and provided the basis for optical fiber communication in multiple industries. Truly a principal figure in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy and related diseases, ASGE honors the late Dr. Hirschowitz for his leadership and accomplishments with this lectureship.
The Basil I. Hirschowitz, MD Endowed Lecture is presented annually during Digestive Disease Week®.
2012 - M. Brian Fennerty, MD, FASGE
2011 - Christopher J. Gostout, MD, FASGE
2010 - Robert H. Hawes, MD, FASGE
2009 - David A. Lieberman, MD, FASGE
2008 - David L. Carr-Locke, MD, FRCP, FASGE
2007 - Peter B. Cotton, MD, FASGE