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IN MEMORY OF PROF. ROBERT ACLAND, M.D

IN MEMORY OF PROF. ROBERT ACLAND, M.D.pdf It is with profound sadness that the family of Robert D. Acland, MBBS, FRCS announces his death on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Robert wasborn on June 20, 1941 to Sir Robert Thomas DykeAcland and Anne Stella Alford in Exeter, England, who predeceased him, as did his older brother Sir John Dyke Acland. A renaissance man, Robert wasbrilliant, creative, and inspirational. He was a loving and generous teacher, husband, and parent.He is survived byhis wife of 24 years, Bette Levy, with whom heshared a love of the absurd and the creative, the refuge of the outdoors, and a contented life, and his four children, whom he cherished: Beatrice Maud Acland; Daniel James Acland (Nicki Dub); Benjamin Thomas Acland (Jocelyn Matsuo-Acland); and Emily Grace Acland Michael (Jeffrey Michael), as well as his younger brother, Henry Dyke Acland(Di Steeds). He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives, as well asSarah Acland, and Susan Bishop, all of whommourn his passing. He will be greatly missed by the thousands of medical students and practitioners who were taught by him personally, learned from his texts and videos, or used his microsurgical innovations. The many patients who benefited fromtheir doctors’ expertise enabled by Robert, will also suffer his loss. He was an extraordinary manwith a broad reach, and he enriched the lives of all whom he touched. Many hearts are broken. Robert graduated from London HospitalMedical College in 1964 with a Bachelor in Medicine (MB).He received his MBBS from London University in 1969, completed internships in the UK and Tanzania, and residencies in plastic surgery in Glasgow (FRCS in 1969)and London (FRCS in1970). In 1967, he became acquainted with HarryBuncke who had written about the possibilities of microsurgery in immediate distant skin transfer. Following a visit with him in San Francisco, Robert decided to devote his career to microsurgery and he is credited with being one of the pioneers inplastic and reconstructive microsurgery. In 1976, Robert received an invitation from Dr. Joseph Kutz of Kleinert and Kutz Hand Care Center to run their microsurgery lab, the second of its kind in the US. In conjunction with this, he alsoreceived a teaching appointment to the Universityof Louisville School of Medicine. At this time, with help from a German manufacturer, he developed one of the first microsurgical instruments, theAcland micro-vessel clamp, an instrument that allows surgeons to create a hole in a vessel for end-toend anastomosis, as well as the 10-0 nylon sutures and needles that are still used today. In his career at U of L as Director of the Microsurgery Teaching Laboratory, he taught microsurgical skills to students and doctors alike, and continued to hold that position until 1998. During thistenure, Robert published the first edition ofAcland’s Practice Manual for Micro-vascular Surgery, also known as the "Red Book", a manual on microsurgical techniques (1997). The current edition was revised in 2008 in a joint effort between the original author and Dr. Raja Sabapathy (GangaHospital) and is essential for any trainee in microsurgical techniques and fundamentals of surgicalmicroscopes and their use. While at U of L, he ascended through the professional ranks in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, becoming full Professor in 1986. He also held Associate appointments in the Departments of Physiology and Biophysics, and of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology. With his retirement, he served as professor emeritus in the Department ofAnatomical Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Not content with one successful career as a reconstructive microsurgeon and director of theteaching lab, he forged a second career as a clinicalanatomist and became a pioneer in the field of fresh tissue dissection. From 1981 to 2011, he established and ran the Fresh Tissue Anatomy Dissection Laboratory for surgeons and students at theUniversity of Louisville, which was the first of itskind in the United States, and is considered one of the best and most respected facilities in the world. He was generous in sharing his expertise, and histechnique of `light embalming' atthe U of L facility Âîïðîñû ðåêîíñòðóêòèâíîé è ïëàñòè÷åñêîé õèðóðãèè ¹ 1 (56) ìàðò’2016 94 In memory of prof. Robert Acland, M.D. has been emulated at many other medical centers. In 2014, the lab was renamed in his honor. His “Sistine Chapel” is the comprehensiveVideo Atlas of Human Anatomy into which he puthis heart and soul. Beginning in 1993 and takingnine years to create, the atlas depicts moving structuresmuscles, tendons, and joints-making thesame movements that they make in life. The videos show complex structures, from bone to surfaceanatomy, to provide a foundation for understanding anatomical structure and function. He was a pioneer in developing new and highlyeffective techniques of anatomical videography thatgive the viewer a clear three-dimensional understanding of spatial relationships. He had gainedexpertise in instructional video during his first career as a teacher of microsurgical techniques. Heachieved a unique 3-D perspective using innovativecamera rotation techniques that he pioneered withhis colleagues at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He also inventedthe many armaturesand devices to enable the specimen to rotate alongmultiple axes. Following the creation of the Atlas, he also created numerous other specialized videos on the inner ear, the eye, the heart, and embryo development. The Atlas and other videos are now online and have become popular visual learning resources, used in most of the medical schools in the US and with a large international market as well, having been translated into several languages. The VideoAtlas also is widely used by students and teachers innursing, physical and occupational therapy, kinesiology, and massage therapy, as well in many high school and undergraduate anatomy classes. A portion of the royalties from sales of the atlas go to theU of L Medical School Department of AnatomyPhd program. Robert was a founding member of the International Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. As an Active Member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomy (AACA), he twiceserved as Councilor, and organized the Association's premier Young Anatomist Event. His CV lists80 publications, two of which have appeared inCLINICAL ANATOMY, and his many presentations have been highlights at the AACA's AnnualScientific Sessions. Over time, he also developed a strong keen interest in the history of anatomy and anatomical art, featured in his most recent lecture to the AACA. His many honors include: Excellence in Education Award, University of Louisville Medical school (2012); Honorary membership in the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (2011); CareerAchievement Award in appreciation of dedication to the division of plastic surgery (2010); Honorary Member, British Association of Plastic Surgeons, (2002); Honored Member of the AACA (2002); Honors Education Achievement Award KY Medical Assoc (1987); and Founders’ Lecture, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery(1987). Not satisfied with twoinfluentialand significantprofessional careers, Robert also was a master carpenter who spent a great deal of time and love building his beloved creek house, a one-roomhouse in Laconia, Indiana situated above Mosquito Creek. He not only designed and constructed thehouseand outhouse, but also created all the electric, water, lighting, and heating systems for making it livable. He built the suspension bridge that provides easy access for those unwilling to cross thecreek in a car. Using only hand tools, he also builtmany beautiful pieces of furniture for family members that have already become cherished heirlooms. The family would like to deeply thank Drs. Alexis Karageorge, Alfonso Cervera, Michael Hahl, Khuda Khan, and the staff at Hosparus, who caredfor Robert. A private burial will take place at Cave HillCemetery. There will be a remembrance of his life in about a month’s time; please contact Herman Meyer & Son(www.meyerfuneral.com) and/or Caring Bridge for information about date and location. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the U of L Medical School Department of Anatomy, Caring Bridge,Hosparus, or a charity of choice. Prof. A. Kadir Bacakoglu, M.D., Chair of 13th EFSM CongressProf. Omer Ozkan, M.D., Co-Chair of 13th EFSM CongressProf. Suhan Ayhan, M.D., President of TSRM

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 IN MEMORY OF PROF. ROBERT ACLAND, M.D | Вопросы реконструктивной и пластической хирургии. 2016. № 1 (56).

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