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Robert Beart MD of Colorectal Surgery Institute at Glendale Memorial Receives Two Honors

The Colorectal Surgery Institute at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital (CSI) renames its Annual Education Symposia: The Robert W. Beart, M.D. Symposia for the Advancement of Colorectal Care. Additionally, on May 3rd, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) will confer the 2016 Master of Surgery on Dr. Beart during their Annual Scientific Meeting at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

For nearly 40 years, Dr. Beart has dedicated his professional career to research and the advancement of treatment for colorectal disease. He is internationally renowned for his research contributions, authoring 300 journal articles on a wide range of colorectal topics – including cancers, surgical procedures, and various medical therapies, as well as authoring chapters and papers for multiple other publications.

Among his many esteemed accomplishments, Dr. Beart has served as The University of Southern California (USC) Professor and Chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery; The Skirball-Kenis Chair for Colorectal Diseases (USC); President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; President of the International Society of University Colorectal Surgeons; and in numerous leadership capacities for academic appointments and corporate boards. Dr. Beart is responsible for bringing the Colorectal Surgery Institute to Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital. 

“Those of us who have had the opportunity to work and train with Dr. Beart are indebted to him. His dedication to excellence and the compassionate care he offers to each of his patients serves as an important example to all of us practicing medicine,” says CSI colleague Petar Vukasin, MD. We gratefully acknowledge Dr. Beart’s service and commitment to the Colorectal Surgery Institute and Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital by naming the annual symposia after him. 

About Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center

Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 334 -bed acute care community hospital. For 90 years, our physicians, nurses and staff have committed to serving the healthcare needs of our community. For more information, call us at 818.502.BEST (2378). Glendale Memorial is also on Facebook. Glendale Memorial Hospital is located at 1420 S. Central Avenue in Glendale.


Publish date: 

Tuesday, May 03, 2016