Award for Outstanding Achievement in Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

Recognizes gynecologic oncologists who have had a sustained career in academic surgery and have made seminal contributions in clinical surgery or surgical education that established new benchmarks or paradigms.

2021 Recipient

Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, MD 

Dr. Panici is being honored with the IGCS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Gynecologic Surgery for a lifetime of surgical achievements and contributions to gynecologic oncology, standardizing and innovating techniques currently known and practiced worldwide. His study of lymphatic channels redefined the anatomical landmarks of radical abdominal hysterectomy. His studies on pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy in gynecological tumors radically changed routine clinical practice worldwide, effectively rewriting current international guidelines. A mentor and teacher to many, his contributions to the field are immeasurable.


2019 Recipient: Manuel Penalver, MD | USA