Dr. Danielle Pigneri

Recipient of the EAST Oriens Award (2017 Fellow Award Winner)


The human aspect of trauma is the often unspoken underlying force which motivates us to push science forward, to keep looking for solutions, and to try our hardest every day. The Oriens Award is a unique award which highlights and celebrates the emotional drive and reward that comes with a career in trauma and acute care surgery. Winning this award and the experience of presenting my essay to a room of surgeons has been an adventure and an honor. I was met with an incredible degree of support, enthusiasm, and solidarity. I am so thankful for this humbling experience and will never forget EAST 2017.

Read Dr. Pigneri's essay here.

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