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

National Surgeon Scientist Program Committee


Creating opportunities to support future surgeon investigators.


To create a comprehensive research program that trains the next generation of premiere surgeon-scientists in the United States.


The goal of the National Surgeon Scientist Program is to create a comprehensive surgeon scientist development program in the United States with a cohort represented by investigators at the NIH and academic centers around the country. Timelines and milestones created for principal investigators (PIs), and tracked for 1) manuscript submission, 2) grant proposal submissions, 3) national presentations, and 4) progress reports with the future goal of funded research grants.

National Surgeon Scientist Program roster

ACS Staff

Tony Ortiz

The National Surgeon Scientist Program Committee welcomes your comments.  Please write to the committee's staff liaison at

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