Hand Surgery Endowment

Lean & Green Award

The American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) and the Hand Surgery Endowment (HSE) established the Lean & Green Award in 2015 to honor an AAHS member who has decreased the amount of waste generated by any activity related to hand surgery or therapy as well as decreased the total costs related to hand surgery or therapy, within their home institution or elsewhere. The qualifying contributions of this individual could include publications, presentations or other actions that had a significant impact on reducing the garbage production and/or costs of any activity related to hand surgery or therapy.

The AAHS is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Lean & Green Award. Please submit descriptive nominations to the attention of the Awards Committee at contact@handsurgery.org.

*Please note that self-nominations will not be considered by the Awards Committee and current members of the Award Committee and Board of Directors are ineligible for the Lean & Green Award.

If you have any questions or if you would like more information about this award, please contact the AAHS administrative office via email at contact@handsurgery.org.

Lean & Green Award Recipients

2020: Joshua Abzug, MD
2019: Peter J. L. Jebson, MD
2018: Peter C. Rhee, DO
2017: Robert E. Van Demark, MD
2016: Mark E. Baratz, MD