Nash Naam, MD, FACS

• President-Elect. American Association for Hand Surgery
• Past President, American Society for Peripheral Nerve
• Awarded “Pioneer of Hand Surgery” Award from the International Federation for Societies for Surgery of the Hand.
• Citizen of the Year 2018: Effingham, Illinois
• Elected to the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons.
• Founder, Egyptian Society for Surgery of the Hand and Microsurgery.
• Professor of Clinical Hand Surgery, Southern Illinois University
• Associate Editor: Journal of Hand Surgery, American Volume
• Associate Editor: Journal of Wrist Surgery
• Awarded the AAHS Vargas Awards in 1999 with Cathy Schofield, OTR, CHT and 2008 with Mary Nordlie, OTR, CHT. Both trips to Egypt.
• Medal of Americanism by the Daughters of American Revolution.
• Physician Values Award by St. Anthony’s hospital, Effingham, IL
• Clinician/Teacher of the Year Award, 2004, AAHS
• Graduated from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
• Orthopedics and General Surgery residency
• Hand Fellowship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.
• Authored 65 Peer-reviewed articles. Several book chapters.
• Lectures in many countries
• Writes a bi weekly column for the local newspaper in Effingham, Illinois, The Effingham Daily News. Monthly column for the Effingham-Teutopolis News Reports.
• Lectures to many civic organizations, churches, schools and groups regarding what it means to be an American. (Very Proud to be an American since 1995)
• Lectures on Middle East issues to numerous organizations.
• Avid photographer. Won several awards.

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