Carol E. Scott-Conner, EH, MD, Ph.D., FACS

Honored Member Award 2015

Carol Scott-Conner received her MD at the New York University School of Medicine, where she subsequently completed her surgery residency. Her first academic job was at Marshall University College of Medicine in Huntington, WV. While there, she began a life-long collaboration with David Dawson PhD in the Department of Anatomy.  In 1993, the first edition of Scott-Conner and Dawson’s  textbook, Operative Anatomy, was published. Over those years and the ones that followed at the University of Mississippi, she attained her PhD in Anatomy from the University of Kentucky under the direction of Betty Sisken PhD. In 1995 she was recruited to become Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, becoming the second woman in the history of American surgery to attain such a position. She has authored or edited more than ten textbooks on surgical technique and anatomy. She is also the author of a book of short stories. For more than a decade, she has participated on committees for the Institute of Medicine advisory to NASA on healthcare issues for astronauts. She was a founding member of the AACA, has served on the Executive Council, has been on the editorial board of Clinical Anatomy, hosted the annual meeting at the University of Iowa, has served as president, and has been the honored recipient of the R. Benton Adkins Jr. Distinguished Service Award