Dr. Roser Receives 2011 AAOMS Humanitarian Award

September 2011

Dr. Steven Roser received the AAOMS Humanitarian Award during the opening ceremony of the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, September 14, 2011, in Philadelphia, PA. The award is presented in recognition of fellows and members of the association who have committed significant time and effort to improving the quality of life for the public.

Dr. Roser's history of volunteerism includes numerous trips to Central and South America since 1991 as a team leader for the Missions Abroad Program of Healing The Children-Northeast Inc, providing such services as cleft lip and cleft palate repair to disadvantaged children. In 2011 he traveled to Nicaragua twice: from May 1-14 and October 1-14.

Dr. Roser has received several awards for his volunteer activities, including a presidential citation for humanitarian efforts in Ecuador in 2005 and a humanitarian award for relief efforts in Haiti from the Fraternal Order of Police in 2010. Dr. Roser was among the first wave of OMS responders to Haiti in the wake of the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the country. To read Dr. Roser's account of his trip to Haiti, follow this link to the March 2010 Emory Surgery newsletter.