American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Committee on Global Engagement through Operation Giving Back


The primary function of the Committee on ACS Global Engagement through Operation Giving Back is to provide support to the Medical Director of Operation Giving Back (OGB) for development and implementation of strategic initiatives in the following areas:

  1. International volunteerism and global engagement
  2. Domestic volunteerism programs
  3. Disaster management programs
  4. Educational program development for ACS members to prepare them for global or domestic volunteer activity and for international partners
  5. Development of partnerships with governmental, nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, and surgical associations engaged in global and local surgical care for the underserved
  6. Advocacy for the medically underserved patient

Committee on ACS Global Engagement through Operation Giving Back roster


Surgical Volunteerism Community

The ACS Communities allow you to connect, engage, and share information with your fellow members. You can share best practices, ask advice, and share your experiences. Check out the latest discussions in the Surgical Volunteerism Community!

Operation Giving Back website

ACS Staff

Girma Tefera, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Operation Giving Back