Kevin P. Lally, M.D., M.S., chair of the Department of Pediatric Surgery, is the recipient of the 2017 Coe Medal from the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS).

The highest honor granted annually by PAPS to a surgeon who has practiced on the Pacific Rim who has made outstanding contributions to pediatric surgery, the medal honors the memory of Herbert E. Coe, M.D., a founding father of pediatric surgery. Lally recently received the award at the association’s 50th annual meeting in Seattle.

Lally, holder of the Richard J. Andrassy Distinguished Chair and A. G. McNeese Chair in Pediatric Surgery, has been awarded NIH grants for his clinical research and has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and over 40 book chapters. He is a former president of PAPS and served on both the Publications and Program committees. He has supervised the training of 10 research fellows, has successfully educated 11 pediatric surgery trainees, and has served as a mentor in establishing and supporting the careers of numerous academic pediatric surgeons, resulting in four successful NIH grants and numerous other foundation grants.  Read more