William J. Sacco

Dr. Sacco was a pioneer in trauma registry research, making key contributions to the development of trauma severity scores with applications to patient triage, tracking, and outcomes evaluation, from the earliest days of trauma registries. Dr. Sacco was a co-developer of TRISS, a chief research consultant for the American College of Surgeons Major Trauma Outcome Study, and a prolific author, writing over fifteen books and two hundred papers in the fields of trauma analysis, research, and applied mathematics.

In 1999, Dr. Sacco was named an Honorary Fellow of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) for his lifetime contributions to the field of trauma research and outcomes evaluation.

In 2004, the Dr. William J. Sacco Award was initiated in Bill’s honor by Digital Innovation, to provide annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of applied mathematics and critical thinking. Bill was a lifelong educator, successful business founder, and a valued mentor of countless individuals.

Dr. Sacco has touched many lives — bringing a boundless amount of joy, energy, optimism, and positive spirit into every activity, personally and professionally. Anyone who had the privilege of meeting him, would attest to his remarkable and unique personality.

The Foundation

The William J. Sacco Critical Thinking Foundation was established in July 2011 to honor and continue forward the life’s work of Dr. William J. Sacco.

The Foundation was founded by Dr. John F. Kutcher, CEO of Digital Innovation, Inc., and quickly supported by a legion of Bill’s long-time friends, colleagues, and proteges. This page will be expanded to include additional information regarding the structure, organization, and contact information of the Foundation as its mission is pursued and its programs are implemented.