Daniel C. Riordan, MD Honored at Chase Library Ceremony


On Monday, May 12, the ASSH welcomed the Riordan Hand Society to the ASSH office to celebrate the life and work of Daniel C. Riordan, MD (October 3, 1917 – October 27, 2012).  Dr. Riordan was an ASSH Founder and Past-President.  In the words of the Riordan Hand Society, he was, “a preeminent surgeon, a true gentleman, a wise mentor, and a good person. From a humble beginning, he achieved greatness and inspired others to do the same.”  The Riordan Hand Society has raised over $87,100, from 27 individuals, in support of an expendable fund which will allocate $1,500/year in support of the Annual Meeting Scholarship Fund for residents and fellows.

Monday’s dedication ceremony acknowledged the installation of Dr. Riordan’s hand sculpture and framed photos of Dr. Riordan as part of the ASSH collection.  Attendees included Donald C. Faust, MD, Katherine Faust, Lawrence M. Haas, MD, Richard Hurd, Jr., MD, Byron McCord, Robert L. Morrow, Jr., MD, FACS, Margaret Morrow, Robert R. Schenck, MD, and Selcuk Sozen, MD.  Smiles were shared all around as attendees took turns exchanging stories and experiences they had shared in Dr. Riordan's company.  For many, Dr. Riordan's influence had a great impact on their career and their growth as hand surgeons.  


The AFSH is incredibly grateful for the Riordan Hand Society and their contribution to education in support of the AFSH 25th Anniversary Campaign.  We are honored to offer the Riordan Scholarship which celebrates Dr. Riordan’s legacy and commitment to teaching.

Learn more about the AFSH and contribute to this fund.

Apply for the Daniel C. Riordan Annual Meeting Scholarship (open to residents/fellows).
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