SEA CLIFF, NY, July 10, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present William Piper Reed Jr., MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Reed celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Reed has been a Professor of Surgery at SUNY Stony Brook since 2001 and was the chair of surgery at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY, from 2000 to 2013. Prior to obtaining these roles, he was a professor of surgery at Tufts University from 1992 to 2000, having been an associate professor since 1986. During this time, he also served as the director of surgical oncology at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, from 1986 to 1999, where he was also director of the Breast Health Center from 1992 to 1994.
From 1983 to 1986, Dr. Reed was an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, having been an assistant professor since 1978. He also held a number of positions with the University of Maryland Hospital, including director of tumor registry from 1981 to 1986 and director of the surgical intensive care unit from 1979 to 1981. While at the University of Maryland, he helped establish their multidisciplinary program for breast cancer patients in 1985. Earlier in his career, he held a residency in surgery with Stanford Medical Center in 1976.
Dr. Reed has been involved with the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons since 1997, first as Cancer Liaison State Chair in Massachusetts and then as a Commission member, representing the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons. This was a national leadership position, as in that role he chaired the Committee on Approvals and served on the workgroup that developed the 2009 and 2012 standards. The Commission on Cancer Program has more than 1500 accredited cancer centers in the U.S., which care for more than 70% of the cancer patients diagnosed in the country each year. The program has a major impact on ensuring that patients are treated according to measures that are associated with best outcomes. Since 2000, Dr. Reed has served as an on-site surveyor of programs for the Commission and continues in that role to the present time. He also does surveys of breast programs for the NAPBC, another quality accreditation endeavor of the College of Surgeons, with almost 700 accredited programs around the country.
Dr. Reed began his career as a student at Harvard University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1964. He continued his studies with the university, earning a Doctor of Medicine in 1968. He then joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1970 to 1971 in Vietnam. In light of his service, he received two Decorated Bronze Stars. A diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners, he holds a diploma of head, neck, and cancer surgery from the University of Paris.
Among his notable achievements, he is most renowned for developing and evaluating new devices for vascular access in chemotherapy and dialysis, as well as the development of microwave coagulation for hepatic resection and control of hemorrhage from other vascular organs. He described the early characterization of macrophage-derived tumor necrosis, and has conducted research in the use of radiation in control of rectal cancer and cyberknife treatment for gastrointestinal malignancies. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Society of Surgical Oncology.
Throughout his career, Dr. Reed has been recognized for his contributions. The recipient of the Golden Apple Award from Baystate Medical Center and the Lifesaver Award from the American Cancer Society, where he has sat on its board of directors since 1989 and is a past president of the Springfield unit, he is a grantee of the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the Margery Sadowski Foundation, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including multiple editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in the World.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Reed has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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