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Roger Sherman Foster

Roger Sherman Foster, American surgeon, educator, health facility administrator. Diplomate American Board Surgey, National Board Medical Examiners. Grantee National Institutes of Health, 1971-1992; summer research fellow Josiah Macy Jr, Foundation, 1958-1959.


  • Foster, Roger Sherman was born on January 8, 1936 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Roger Sherman and Genevieve Wakeman (Bartlett) Foster.

  • Education

    • AB, Haverford College, 1957. Doctor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 1961.


    • Intern then resident in surgery University Hospitals, Cleveland, 1961-1966. Research fellow Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, 1966-1968. Assistant professor surgery University Vermont, Burlington, 1970-1973, associate professor surgery, 1973-1980, professor surgery, 1980-1992, director comprehensive cancer center, 1984-1992.

      Attending surgeon Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, 1970-1992. Wadley Glenn professor surgery Emory University, Atlanta, 1992-1999. Chief surgical services Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University, 1992-1999.

      Member cancer clinical investigation review committee National Institutes of Health, 1987-1992, chairman, 1991-1992, chairman various committees. Consultant American International Health Alliance for Tblisi, Georgia Hospital, 1992-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Surgey, National Board Medical Examiners.


    • Associate editor: Clinical Surgery, 1987. Co-editor: Essentials of Clinical Surgery, 1991. Editor-in-chief: Breast Surgery: Index and Reviews, 1993-1995.

      Associate editor: Surgery: Problem-Solving Approach, second edition, 1995. Co-editor: Q & A Review for Surgery, 1995. Manuscript reviewer: Journal American Medical Association, Journal Trauma, others.

      Contributor more than 100 articles to professional journals.


    Trustee University Health Center, Burlington, 1986-1989, Vermont Ethics Network, 2001-2006. Served to major United States Army, 1968-1969. Fellow American College of Surgeons (board regents 1991-2000, board governors 1981-1987, advisory council for general surgery 1989-1992, 95-2000, secretary/treasurer Vermont chapter 1979-1980, vice president 1980-1981, president 1981-1982), American Surgical Association.

    Member American Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New England Surgical Society (treasurer 1986-1989, executive committee 1981-1992, 2001-2003, president 2001-2002), Society University Surgeons, Southern Surgical Association, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Society Surgical Oncology, Eastern Surgical Society (president 1994), American Endocrine Surgical Society (council 1992-1995), American Society Clinical Oncology (public relations 1989-1991 public issues committees 1989-1994), Transplantation Society, New England Cancer Society (treasurer 1983-1987, vice president 1988-1989, president 1989-1990), Association Academy Surgery, Newfoundland Club American (board directors 1976-1978, 1st vice president 1979), National Surgical Adjuvant Breast Project, 1971-1992 (executive committee 1978-1981).



    White water canoeing, breeding newfoundland dogs, wilderness travel, chamber music, cellist.


    • Married Joan Crile, June 25, 1960 (deceased February 2000). Children: Roger Sherman III, Charles Bartlett, Elizabeth Crile, Halle Crile Foster Moore. Married Baiba J. Grube, July 3, 2004.
    • father: Roger Sherman Foster
    • mother: Genevieve Wakeman (Bartlett) Foster
    • spouses: Joan Crile
    • Baiba J. Grube
    • children: Roger Sherman III Foster
    • Charles Bartlett Foster
    • Elizabeth Crile Foster
    • Halle Crile Foster Moore Foster
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