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

Health Policy and Advocacy Group

The purpose of the Health Policy and Advocacy Group is to identify public policy issues and concerns affecting surgeons and our patients; prioritize these issues and concerns, identify those on which the American College of Surgeons (ACS) should focus its attention and resources, and recommend these priorities to the Board of Regents; develop action plans for addressing these issues, including recommending positions and initiatives the College should adopt; expand and monitor mechanisms by which the ACS makes surgeons, our patients, and the public aware of our health policies and agendas; and develop and maintain mechanisms by which legislative and regulatory issues can be addressed in a timely and effective manner.

Health Policy and Advocacy Group Roster

ACS Staff

Christian Shalgian

The Health Policy and Advocacy Group welcomes your comments.  Please write to the committee's staff liaison, Christian Shalgian, at

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