Dr. Mike Mallah

Recipient of the EAST Oriens Award (2020 Resident Award Winner)


I’m a rising chief surgical resident at Carolinas Medical Center and an aspiring trauma surgeon. As a result of donors like you, I had the opportunity to attend the 33rd EAST Annual Scientific Assembly. To express the full magnitude of impact this meeting had on my life would be challenging. It was truly a turning point in my career. I was fortunate enough to win the 2020 Oriens Essay Resident Award and publicly share my story and desire to pursue trauma surgery. Immediately after my presentation, I was able to make numerous national and international connections with people who are current leaders in the field. I encourage you to pay it forward and support the EAST Development Fund so that future surgeons like me can have the same opportunity.

Watch Dr. Mallah present his essay below.

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Mike M. Mallah, MD
2020 Oriens Award Resident Winner