MD News

Serving the Bay Area Medical Community

Local Surgeon Wins Award for Doing Surgery For Free

Posted by Alex Gault on February 15, 2006

The American Medical Association has granted the 2006 Pride in the Profession Award to William Schecter for his work providing free low-risk outpatient operations to the uninsured in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Schecter is a professor of clinical surgery at UCSF, and co-founder of Operation Access, a nonprofit organization that provides donated ambulatory surgery care to uninsured low-income patients.  


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: