Upstate News

April 6, 1999
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Health Science Center’s first endowed professorship in surgery is named for Lloyd S. Rogers, M.D.

The State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse has named its first endowed professorship in surgery for Lloyd S. Rogers, M.D., the first full-time faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Rogers, came to Syracuse in 1953 to be chief of surgery at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) Hospital and assistant professor at the College of Medicine. He was named full professor in the College of Medicine in 1965, and held numerous leadership posts at both the Syracuse VA and Health Science Center Department of Surgery, where he was acting chairman from 1967 to 1970; director of general surgery from 1967 to 1977. He stepped down from his VA post in 1981 and served as vice chair of surgery at the Health Science Center from 1982 to 1985, when he retired as professor emeritus.

Dr. Rogers’ leadership and experience was not limited to the Syracuse area: He founded and served as president of the Association of VA Surgeons; served on a National Institutes of Health Surgical Study Section from 1963 to 1968 and was program director of a NIH cancer training grant from 1967 to 1977.

In 1991 Dr. Rogers received the Health Science Center President’s Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Rogers resides in Syracuse.

To contribute to the Lloyd S. Rogers, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Surgery, contact Director of Medical Alumni Carole Novick, at 315-464-4361.

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