Quan-Yang Duh M.D., professor and chief of the section of endocrine surgery at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and outgoing President of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, told a rapt audience of attendees at the organization's annual meeting of his journey as an immigrant, his rescue by a Greek family in 1971, and his work as endocrine surgeon, encapsulated in an inspirational story spanning multiple cultures. Dr. Duh was warmly introduced by fellow UCSF endocrine surgeon and medical historian Wen T. Shen, MD, MA.
Below are thoughts and reactions of Dr. Duh’s friends, colleagues and family, interspersed with images and slides from the event. The link to the talk itself is not available.
@PCSAsurg President Dr. Quan-Yang Duh @EndoSurgSF on an immigrant's journey, growing up Greek, and embracing both old and new in thyroid surgery. Beautiful oration.@NAChristakis@DAChristakispic.twitter.com/HGZlr3lADq— Michael Yeh (@michaelyehmd) February 17, 2018
Outstanding Presidential Address by @EndoSurgSF describing his life journey as an immigrant and his outstanding academic career @PCSAsurg #PCSA2018. He is an amazing scholar, surgeon and person! pic.twitter.com/pXpdYiDiyK— Dr. Andre Campbell (@TraumaDocSF) February 17, 2018
Thanks @wshen16 (Wen T. Shen, MD, MA) for your eloquent introduction of @PCSAsurg president Dr. Quan-Yang Duh @EndoSurgSF, who manifests the very best of values from multiple cultures. May his example shape our definition of #surgicalleadership. @herbchen@AsianAcadSurg@gpyangmdpic.twitter.com/EoUn8s0W7b
My brother, @EndoSurgSF gave amazing presidential address on the theme of learning from the old & embracing the new. He spoke as well of the immigrant success stories in our extended family & the USA. And of the importance, paradoxical for a surgeon, of questioning authority. 6/ pic.twitter.com/obAHBwy5g8— Nicholas A. Christakis (@NAChristakis) February 17, 2018