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ASCRS Mourns the Passing of Past President Dr. Bertram Portin

ASCRS Mourns the Passing of Past President Dr. Bertram Portin | ASCRS

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is saddened to report the passing of Dr. Bertram Portin on January 13, 2018. Dr. Portin was ASCRS president in 1981 – 82.

Born in 1927, Dr. Portin received his medical degree from State University of New York Buffalo in 1953 and completed his general surgery residency at Edwin Meyer Memorial Hospital in 1959.

He received ABCRS certification 1961 and become an ASCRS Fellow in 1964. His esteemed career included Clinical Professor of Surgery and Chair, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at SUNY Buffalo and Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery at Senter Hospital, Buffalo, NY.

At the 1982 ASCRS Annual Meeting, Dr. Portin’s Presidential Address focused on the necessity of continuing medical education.

Dr. Portin is survived by wife Rhoda, children Robert, Susan and Mark, and five grandchildren. Memorial services were held.