2023 Noordhoff Humanitarian Award Nominations Now Being Accepted
Submit Your Nominations By March 20

To honor the legacy of M. Samuel Noordhoff, MD, renowned for his cleft lip and palate surgery techniques, as well as his humanitarian efforts, a Noordhoff Endowment has been funded by the Department of Plastic Surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.

Now in its third year, the Noordhoff Endowment funds an annual award to recognize plastic surgeons who lead a life dedicated to humanitarian outreach and use their skills to provide care for less fortunate patients. Awardees will receive:

  • Complimentary registration for Plastic Surgery The Meeting (PSTM) during their award year
  • A travel stipend of $2,000 (USD) to be used toward expenses related to travel for PSTM
  • An opportunity to present a 30-minute lecture during PSTM programming
  • A high-quality plaque presented at the time of the lecture
  • Recognition at the Plastic Surgery Foundation reception held at PSTM

We invite you to complete the application to nominate a plastic surgeon or group of plastic surgeons you feel meets the following criteria:

  • A plastic surgeon (or plastic surgery group) from anywhere in the world who inspires others to live a life of service
  • The type of individual or group who "least expects to be honored but deserves it the most"
  • Has a portfolio of demonstrated humanitarian service to patients, community, in education or for other surgeons
  • Gives to the plastic surgery specialty through the scholarship of service, education, and/or capacity-building

Submit Your Nominee

Timeline for the 2023 Noordhoff Endowment Award

The deadline to submit nominations is March 20. A Steering Committee will determine the awardee by April 21, and the awardee will be notified the week of May 1.

Awardee Notification: An invitation to participate in Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2023 in Austin will be extended to the awardee immediately following the decision. Upon acceptance of the award, the identity of the awardee will be publicly announced.

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