Sushruta Professorship in Plastic Surgery Medal

The Sushruta Professorship in Plastic Surgery has been established through the generosity of the Guha family to recognize a distinguished scholar in Plastic Surgery. The scholastic work is to be presented at a meeting of an ICOPLAST member National Society. In Sushruta’ s spirit, the awardee’s lifetime contribution should reflect some of the attributes as described below through original research, practice, leadership and publication in Plastic Surgery peer reviewed forums. The award is open globally. A recognized senior scholar of outstanding merit may apply, supported by two scholars, clinicians, or scientists of great standing in complimentary fields.

This year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as a national society of ICOPLAST, will host the award at their annual meeting. The award presentation will take place on 21 September in San Diego.

Guidance For Applicants

Please include a CV (no more than 3 pages), a covering letter outlining your key contributions in the areas as outlined below, along with 1500 word summary of your lecture which should include the title of your lecture and two written references. The candidate should reflect several of the following criteria:

  • Scholarship: through original research and publication. Please include the reference of your most relevant published research in peer reviewed forums (up to a maximum of Ten)

  • Leadership: to promote the art and science of Plastic Surgery worldwide.

  • Stewardship: teaching and training the next generation of young surgeons and scientists.

  • Humanitarian work: a selfless service extended to the underprivileged should be recognised. The committee may consider any worthy initiative e.g. Plastic surgical rehabilitation, raising social awareness and related education, help frame preventive laws in this field of their respective countries etc. Sensitivity and respect to accepted Medical ethics is encouraged.

It is desirable that the candidate should be in good standing with their core National Professional Association. Documentation of proof should be sent with your applications.

The awardee is strongly encouraged to submit the lecture for consideration for publication at the time of presentation, in the “Journal Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons” or in “The Surgeon”. The suitability for publication would be judged by the editorial board of the respective journal.


The successful candidate may use the courtesy title of “The Sushruta Professor of Plastic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh” and will be for the duration of the year in which their lecture is delivered.

The Award:

The successful applicant will receive an honorarium of US $1,500 and up to a maximum of US $2,000 towards any expenses incurred in travelling to an ICOPLAST conference to deliver the lecture.

The Sushruta Professorship Lecture will be delivered at the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) annual meeting in San Diego on Saturday 21 September 2019.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 10 July 2019

How To Apply

Please submit the application to:

Mrs Cathy McCartney: or +44 131 527 1618
Research and Grants Co-ordinator
Development & Partnerships office
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh,
Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW, UK.