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严秉泉教授和AATS的故事:一手科学,一手艺术

雪峰 冷
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编者按:作为美国胸心外科协会(AATS)年会一大亮点,AATS Member Art Showcase 备受关注。今年在圣地亚哥举行的第98届AATS年会的 Art Showcase 上展出了 AATS member 们的数十幅摄影 / 绘画作品。为此,我们特地邀请了 AATS member 之一的严秉泉教授跟我们分享他跟AATS的渊源。

此次AME邀请我介绍一下AATS,它作为胸心外科专业迄今为止历史最悠久、且最享有盛名的协会,我很愿意与大家分享我是如何当选为它的会员的。

在上个世纪末我入选为AATS会员时,他们那时只接受少数几个美国以外的申请者(Joel Cooper教授成为AATS主席后,为了使协会在国际上更具代表性,便放宽了国籍限制的政策)。我进入这个严谨且专业的协会,很大程度上要归功于美国胸外科医师学会(STS)和美国南方胸外科协会官方杂志《胸外科学年鉴》(Annals of Thoracic Surgery)当时的主编Thomas M. Ferguson教授(下文称为“Tom”)。正如大家所熟知,在20世纪90年代早期,我在微创胸外科手术方面写了很多文章,其中许多著作都刊登在《胸外科年鉴》上。那时,我的作品就引起了主编的关注。

我和Tom第一次碰面是在悉尼的一次社交晚宴上,当时我们都是参加一项国际会议的嘉宾。我的好朋友Keith Naunheim教授正式地向他介绍了我,(Naunheim教授是STS现任主席,我们随后合编了一本书《微创心胸外科学》,由WB Saunders在2000年出版),在他介绍完之后补充道:“Tom,顺便说一句,Tony现在已经是CHEST杂志的编委了。”我们度过了一个非常愉快的夜晚,当我们要说再见时,他突然问了个问题:“Tony,顺便说说,你有兴趣加入《胸外科年鉴》的编委会吗?”听到这个消息后那天晚上我激动的无法入睡。能成为我们专业最负盛名期刊之一的编委会成员,就如同作为定义主流胸外科的看门人一样,这本身对我们专业的未来发展就会产生深远的影响。就我个人职业发展来说,进入《胸外科年鉴》的编委会也是我成为AATS会员的一个跳板。在2001年5月,经过Tom Ferguson教授(STS和AATS前任主席),Griffith Pearson教授(AATS前任主席)和John Benfield教授(STS前任主席)提名,我成功当选AATS会员。

在这里我想告诉那些年轻的和即将成为胸心外科的医生们,主编通常会从审稿专家团队中挑选他们的编委会成员。如果你想成为其中一员,那么你的评审意见必须既严谨又及时。如果大家在这方面还有其他疑问,可以考虑咨询《胸外科年鉴》现任编委会委员万松教授答疑解惑。

严秉泉

Anthony PC Yim, MD

(英文版原文)

I was asked by AME to write something on AATS and I would like to share with you how I became a member of this oldest and by far, most prestigious professional body in the speciality of cardiothoracic surgery. 

At the turn of last century when I became a member, they accepted only a handful of applicants outside the United States (Dr Joel Cooper when he later became AATS president, relaxed on this in order that the Association could have a more global representation). I got into this august, exclusive society, largely thanks to the late Thomas B Ferguson,MD (refer to as “Tom” below ), the then Editor of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the official organ of the Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS), and Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. As many of you know, I was quite a prolific writer on minimally invasive thoracic surgery back in the early 1990s and many of my publications were in the Annals. My work caught the attention of its editor. 

I first met Tom in a social dinner in Sydney, during which time we were both honoured guests of an international meeting there. I was formally introduced to him by my good friend, Keith Naunheim,MD, the current President of STS (we subsequently co-edited a book, Minimal Access Cardiothoracic Surgery, WB Saunders, 2000), and at the end of his introduction, he added, “ Tom, by the way, you know Tony is already on the editorial board of CHEST”. We had a very nice evening and when we were about to say goodbye, he dropped the question “Tony, by the way, would you be interested in joining me at the Annals Editorial Board?”. I was so excited I couldn’t sleep that night. Being an editorial board member of one of the most prestigious journals in our specialty is like being the gatekeeper of defining mainstream thoracic surgery, which in itself, would have a profound influence on the future development of our specialty. To my own career advancement, the Annals editorial board membership also served as a springboard for me to becoming a member of AATS. I was successfully elected to become a member in May, 2001, proposed by Tom Ferguson (Past Presidents of STS and AATS), the late Dr Griffith Pearson (Past President of AATS), and John Benfield (Past President of STS). 

A note to the young and upcoming CT surgeons, editors usually picked their board members from their pools of reviewers. If you want to be picked, your reviews must be both meticulous and timely. If you have further questions on this, you can ask Professor Song Wan who is currently serving on the Annals Board. 

Anthony PC Yim, MD 

后记

随着时间的推移,2017年时,严秉泉教授正式退休,提前告别了他的外科职业生涯,开始追寻他年幼时的梦想,投身于他的第二段事业——艺术创作。

自幼对艺术着迷的严教授,在自己外科事业达到了相当高度的时候,也意识到医学之外还有一个全新的世界。他曾说:“‘在生活中,当一扇门关闭时,另一扇门就会打开。’而我能在自己身体出现一些状况时,有赖于艺术作为支持和依归而感到非常幸运,特别在于它为我打开了全新的领域。”

在严教授眼中,一个好的外科医生就如同一个优秀的艺术家,两者都追求完美,除了共通之处,也有鲜明的对比,而随着外科技术的发展进步,创新尤为被需要,这又使得外科手术与艺术再次得以靠近。

在2017年5月,AATS百年庆典的会员艺术展览会上,严教授共有六件作品获得展出,一般该展览不挑选多于两件个人作品展示,这是相当例外的。在今年的AATS上,严教授的艺术作品再次被展出,这位已经离开外科领域的专家,正以另一种身份、另一种方式,延续他和AATS的缘分。

AME特约学术通讯员/译者:冷雪峰

冷雪峰,主治医师,在读博士,成都大学附属医院胸外科,四川大学华西医院胸外科。现担任成都市胸外科质控中心秘书,成都市康复医学会肺康复专委会委员,AME学术沙龙委员,学术记者;国际肺癌研究协会(IASLC)会员,国际食管疾病协会(ISDE)会员,国际食管疾病协会中国分会(CSDE)会员。从事胸部疾病基础和临床研究,发表多篇国内外学术论著,参与编译专著《肺癌》、《食管癌》、《单孔胸腔镜手术》、《无管胸腔镜手术》、《微创肺切除术-国际进展与中国实践荟萃》。同时担任Video-Assisted Thoracic SurgeryAnnals of Translational Medicine杂志Section Editor;《临床与病理杂志》中青年编委及审稿专家。

责任 / 排版编辑:许梦杨,AME Publishing Company

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