Columbia Surgery Alumni

Tributes on the Passing of a Gentle Giant

Kenneth A. Forde, MD

Dr. Craig Smith Receives Distinguished Service Award

The award recognizes an alumnus who has shown leadership in the service of others. Dr. Smith is only the second recipient to ever be recognized by the John Jones Surgical Society for this honor.



Updates From Dr. Smith

Each day during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Craig Smith, Chair of the Department of Surgery, sent an Update to faculty and staff about pandemic response and priorities. We’ve collected all of Dr. Smith's Updates from this time, as well as additional Updates he has put out since.

John Jones Fellowship 2024-2025

Applications Open December 4th, 2023

To apply, download and fill out this form and email it with your accompanying requested background information to Trisha J. Hargaden at

Submission Cutoff:
Monday, March 25, 2024

About The Fellowship
The winner receives a grant of $6,000.00 to conduct research, and is named the John Jones Fellow for 2024-2025. The fellow presents research results at the Annual Meeting of the John Jones Surgical Society in early spring, 2025.

For more information, contact the Administrator, Trisha J. Hargaden, at

Our Locations

John Jones Surgical Society
Department of Surgery, Finance Office
21 Audubon Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212.305.2735