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Bartlett, Strasberg Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Nancy Bartlett, Washington University professor of medical oncology, left, and Dr. Steven Strasberg, Washington University professor of general surgery, are the recipients of the 2019 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Lifetime Achievement Award. | Photo by Tim Mudrovic

by Jamie Gagliarducci •
Reprinted with permission of BJC Today

BJH, WUSM | Nancy Bartlett, MD, and Steven Strasberg, MD, received the Barnes-Jewish Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the association’s semi-annual general meeting, April 11, at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. Physicians who have given 25 years or more of distinguished service to Barnes-Jewish Hospital are considered for the award.

Dr. Bartlett joined Washington University School of Medicine in 1994, where she built an internationally acclaimed lymphoma program. She has been honored with multiple awards since then, including the Highest Patient Satisfaction Award eight times, as well as the Washington University Medical School Alumni Achievement Award.

She has served as the vice chair of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB)/Alliance Lymphoma Committee since 2003 and was honored with the Richard L. Schilsky CALGB Achievement Award. Dr. Bartlett was recently awarded a Legacy Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is world-renowned for her lymphoma clinical science research.

One nominator describes Dr. Bartlett as “a fierce advocate for every single patient she treats. No other physician I have ever worked with has exhibited her level of clinical competence and dedication to her patients. Dr. Bartlett has trained scores of medical oncologists in the care of lymphoma patients, many of whom have gone on to productive careers as lymphoma clinical scientists in academic practice.”

Dr. Strasberg moved to WUSM in 1992, where he became Pruett Professor of Surgery and founding head of the section of hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery. He is a past president of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and a current and past member of council of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. He has published about 250 peer-reviewed papers and 50 book chapters. One of his significant contributions has been to improve the safety of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. He is consistently recognized in the “Best Doctors in America” list.

One of Dr. Strasberg’s nominators says, “His international recognition is remarkable, and he is clearly recognized as an excellent HPB surgeon. In addition to his exceptional efforts with program development, he has mentored many surgeons at Barnes-Jewish and also developed patient care initiatives that have resulted in saved lives and improved outcomes.”