Roger W. Yurt, M.D.

General Surgery

Honors and Awards


Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society

Eighth International Congress of Gerontology, Washington D.C. 1969, fellowship for attendance.

Louisiana Heart Association 1967. Support on the Brackish Water Tolerance of Streptocephalus seali.

National Institutes of Health, Computers in Clinical Medicine, Clinical Specialty Elective, 1972.

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society

Summer Fellowship, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1969, 1970, and 1971 for support of computer research.

Surgical Scholar Fellowship, U.S. Public Health Service, 1973-1975.

U.S. Public Health Service, Research Fellowship, Proteins in acute and subacute inflammation. 1975, awarded not funded.

The New York Hospital, Grant-in-Aid, Refinement of DRGs for Trauma Patients,


Distinguished Professor Award, Tuoro College, 1997.

Time Magazine Special Edition, Heroes of Medicine: To Hell and Back, 1997.

New York Magazine Best Doctors 1998-present Special Mention: Dr. Roger Yurt: Balm Squad, 1999.

Burke Award Honoree 2002

Special Mention, One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001,

Little Brown & Co., 2001.

International Health Professional of the Year 2003

Listing in Who#146;s Who in the East, America and the World

Castle Connelly Best Doctors in America, 1998-present

US News & World Report, "Top Doctors in America", 2011-2012

The Richard T. Hewitt Award, Royal Society of Medicine Foundation, 2003.

The RSMF honored Dr. Yurt for his outstanding career, his devotion to the improvement in the quality of life of burn victims and for his pioneering research in trauma, burns and technology related to the treatment of burns.

Meritorious Humanitarian Recognition Award, American Skin Association, 2003

Physician of the Year Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2006

Kidd Lectureship, Dallas, Tx, 2006

Selected as one of New York's 2008 and 2010 and 2011 "Super Doctors," an award bestowed upon just 5 percent of New York physicians.

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