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Roger Sherman Foster, American Surgeon, educator, health facility administrator. Diplomate American Board Surgey, National Board Medical Examiners; licensed Vermont, Georgia. 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.


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, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1970-1973;associate professor surgery, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1973-1980;professor surgery, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1980-1992;director comprehensive cancer center, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1984-1992;attending surgeon, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, 1970-1992;Wadley Glenn professor surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, since 1992;chief surgical services, Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University, since 1992. 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, since 1992.


Trustee University Health Center, Burlington, 1986-1989. Served to major United States Army, 1968-1969. Fellow American Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons (board regents since 1991, Board of Governors 1981-1987, advisory county for general surgery 1989-1992, 95-, secretary/treasurer Vermont chapter 1979-1980, vice president 1980-1981, president 1981-1982, member organization committee 1992-1993, member communications committee 1992-1993, chairman communications committee 1993, member commission on ethics 1992-1997, Chairman of Commission on ethics 1994-1997, member Executive Committee 1992, 93, 96-, member finance committee 1994-1996, member fellowship committee 1996, chairman fellowship committee since 1998, member Executive Committee commission on cancer since 1993).

Member American Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New England Surgical Society (treasurer 1986-1989, Executive Committee 1981-1992), Society University Surgeons, Southern Surgical Association, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Society Surgical Oncology, Eastern Surgical Society (president 1994), American Endocrine Surgical Society (county 1992-1995), American Society Clinical Oncology (public relations 1989-1991 public issues committees 1989-1994), Transplantation Society, New England Cancer Society (treasurer 1983-1987, v.p.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).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: white water canoeing, breeding Newfoundland dogs, wilderness travel, chamber music.


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.