Awards & Honors
Honor Roll, National Board of Medical Examiners, Parts 111, 1949-1951
Ivy Award, American Society Of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 1970-1972
Honorary Award, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 1979
Buncke Microsurgical Wing - Hospital du Tondu, Bordeaux, France, 1980
Honorary Member, AOA, New York Medical College, 1985
Special Honorary Citation, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 1985
Alumni Medal of Honor, New York Medical College, May 31, 1987
Special Award, Chinese Medical Society, Beijing, China, April, 1988
"Clinician of the Year" Award, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 1989
Professor Honoris Causae, given by the French Ministry of Education through the University of Nancy, France, 1989
Honorary Member, International Microsurgery Society, 1994
"Pioneer in Hand Surgery" Award, International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Helsinki, Finland, July 1995
ASPRS President's Award in recognizing innovation in plastic surgery American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 1997
"Top 10 Plastic Surgeons of the 20th Century" Award, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2001
Hallock GG. The plastic surgeon of the 20th century.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001 Apr 1;107(4):1014-24.
2004 Jacobson Innovation Award, American College of Surgeons for his pioneering work with microsurgery.
Lifetime Achievement Award, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2004
San Francisco City and County Mayor Gavin Newsom proclaimed September 2, 2004 as Dr. Harry Buncke Day.
SMCMA’s 2006 Distinguished Award recipient Harry J. Buncke, M.D.
The California Pacific Medical Center funds an annual lectureship in Dr. Buncke’s name as part of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. The Harry J. Buncke Lectureship Opens new window has been created with the support of the California Pacific Medical Center to honor Dr. Buncke's remarkable contributions to the field of microsurgery.