|November 11, 2011
Peter M. Rhee MD MPH
Chief of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery
Professor of Surgery, University of Arizona
Guest of Honour
ICAS Annual Liberty Award Dinner 2011
December 2, 2010 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Cannon Caucus Room
US House of Representatives
Capitol Hill Washington DC
We are pleased to share with you that Dr Peter M Rhee has been nominated to receive the ICAS Annual Liberty Award 2011 for his "outstanding professional achievements, distinguished service to the people and exemplary leadership" and that he will be honoured at the ICAS Annual Liberty Award Dinner 2011.
Previous honourees include The Hon Grace Chung Becker (Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice), Professor Britton Chance (Eldridge Reeves Johnson University Professor Emeritus of Biophysics, Physical Chemistry, and Radiologic Physics, University of Pennsylvania), The Hon Elaine L Chao (US Secretary of Labour), The Hon Viet D Dinh (US Assistant Attorney General; Professor of Law Georgetown University), The Hon Becky N Dunlop (Vice President of The Heritage Foundation), The Hon Tony P Hall (US House of Representatives; US Ambassador to UN FAO WFP, US Mission Chief to Rome), The Hon Christopher R Hill (Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State), The Hon Charles Kartman (US Ambassador; Chairman KEDO), The Hon James A Kelly (Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State), Dr Jeong H Kim (President, Lucent Technology Carrier Network), The Hon Wan J Kim (Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice), Nobel Laureate Professor Lawrence R Klein, The Hon Harold Hongju Koh (US Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Democracy; Dean Yale Law School;Legal Adviser to the US State Department), The Hon Lucy A Koh (Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of California), The Hon James T Laney (President Emeritus of Emory University and former United States ambassador to South Korea), The Hon Jim Leach (Chairman, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs Committee on International Relations United States House of Representatives; Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities), Dr Matthew D Lee (Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Allied Technology Inc), The Hon Tae Sik Lee (Ambassador of Korea to the United States), Professor Martin Meyerson (President Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; deceased), The Hon Jerome J Shestack (Head of Litigation Wolf Block; former President of the American Bar Association), The Hon Richard L Walker (US Ambassador to China and Korea; deceased), The Hon Alfred P West (Chairman of the SEI Investments) and The Hon John C Yoo (US Deputy Assistant Attorney General; Professor of Law UC Berkeley).
Dr. Rhee is currently the Chief of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery as well as Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona. Peter is also Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Surgery at University of Arizona. Previously, he held appointments as Director of the Navy Trauma Training Center; Attending Surgeon at Los Angeles County Medical Center; Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California; and Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Academically, Peter received a BS in Health Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (summa cum laude, 1983), a MD from USUHS (1987), a MPH in Health Services from the University of Washington (1995), and a Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes from the Society of Apothecaries of London (1999). He completed his internship in surgery at Balboa Naval Hospital (1987-1988) and his residency in general surgery at the University of California at Irvine (1988-1992). Peter also completed a Fellowship in Trauma and Critical Care at the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center (1993-1995).
Dr. Rhee is a retired US Navy Captain following 24 years of active duty. Peter is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine, as well as a member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Western Trauma Association; the Society of University Surgeons; the Association for Academic Surgery; the Society of Critical Care; and the Shock Society. He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Peter serves on numerous national and university committees, is a member of numerous Editorial Boards. He has also authored or co-authored over 200 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. Peter also serves on National steering committees and national trauma research committees including being on the Drug Safety and Monitoring Board and the protocol review board for the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium. His areas of research interest includes suspended animation for trauma, hemostatic agents, resuscitation immunology and formulation of resuscitation fluids, trauma training, and advanced portable electronic medical devices including ones for communication and documentation.