Carol Scott-Conner, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

R. Benton Adkins, Jr. Distinguished Services Award - 2011

Dr. Carol Scott-Conner is the 2011 R. Benton Jr. Distinguished Service Award Recipient. She has served in various roles in the AACA. She is a Founding Member, and served as Councilor 1987-1989, 1998-2000; a Local Host of our meeting in Iowa City in 1999, and a member of the Journal Committee 2002-2003. She also served in the presidential stream as President-Elect 2001-2003, President 2003-2005, and Past President 2005-2007.

Dr. Scott-Conner received her BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1969, her MD from NYU School of Medicine in 1976, her PhD in Anatomy from the University of Kentucky in 1988, and her MBA from Milsaps College, Jackson, MS in 1995.

She has been an Assistant Professor at the Marshall University School of Medicine, Associate Professor at the Marshall University School of Medicine and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, and Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Iowa College of Medicine. During this time, she held 14 associated clinical appointments, primarily surgical in nature. From 1995 to 2004, she was Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. At that time, she was one of 6-7 female chairs of surgery departments. During this period, she received over 25 Honors, Awards, or Outstanding Achievements.

During her academic career, her teaching has focused primarily on the anatomy and surgical concerns of the abdomen and the breast. She has been the author or co-author of over 100 presentations on educational and CME presentations, and course related materials. She has over 135 peer-reviewed papers, 11 electronic publications, 75 abstracts, 45 reviews, 14 films/tapes, and over 135 invited lectures. Dr. Scott-Conner has written 60 books and book chapters. One such book is entitled OPERATIVE ANATOMY, now in its 3rd Edition. AACA Past President, Larry Ross, personally recommends this text to any AACA member not already familiar with it. This is truly "what we are all about!"