N. Scott Adzick, M.D., M.M.M., FAAP, of Philadelphia, received the Samuel D. Gross Prize for original research in surgery from the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery. His 2011 clinical study demonstrated that surgical repair of spina bifida before birth resulted in improved outcomes for children.

Dr. Adzick is founder and director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. He is surgeon-in-chief and the C. Everett Koop Professor of Pediatric Surgery at CHOP. He also is professor of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences.

Samuel M. Alaish, M.D., FAAP, of Baltimore, was selected to co-lead the Center for Intestinal Rehab and Cure Using Science at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center as surgical director. He also was appointed associate professor of surgery. The...

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