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

About the Board of Governors Leadership

The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors is comprised of eight members.

Coordination with Board of Regents

  • Three officer positions serve as ex-officio members on Board of Regents and attend Board of Regents Meetings.
  • The Vice Chair of the Board of Regents serves as an ex-officio.

Collaboration with ACS Divisions

  • Each of the six ACS Pillars are represented by an Executive Committee member who serves as a Pillar Lead.
  • Pillar Leads hold quarterly calls with division directors.

Activities

  • Hold monthly virtual meetings
  • Host Governor Orientation Webinars/Meetings
  • Plan Governor activities at Clinical Congress and Leadership Summit
  • Select Nominating Committee of the Board of Governor members
  • Appoint B/G Workgroup members, Chairs, Vice-Chairs, and Governor liaisons

Current Officers

Danielle Saunders Walsh,  MD, FACS

Danielle Saunders Walsh, MD, FACS, FAAP

Chair
Pediatric surgery
Private practice
Greenville, NC

Ross F. Goldberg, MD, FACS

Ross F. Goldberg, MD, FACS

Vice-Chair and Advocacy and Health Policy Pillar Lead
General surgery
Creighton University School of Medicine and Valleywise Health
Phoenix, AZ

Oscar D. Guillamondegui,  MD, FACS

Oscar D. Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, FACS

Secretary
General surgery
Vanderbilt University Health
Nashville, TN

Shannon M. Foster, MD, FACS

Shannon M. Foster, MD, FACS

Communications Pillar Lead
General surgery
Private practice
Reading, PA

Cherisse D. Berry, MD, FACS

Cherisse D. Berry, MD, FACS

Diversity Pillar Lead
General surgery
NYU Langhorne Health
New York, NY

Deepak G. Nair, MD, FACS

Deepak G. Nair, MD, FACS

Education Pillar Lead
Vascular surgery
Sarasota Vascular Specialists
Sarasota, FL

Maie A. St. John, MD, FACS

Maie A. St. John, MD, PhD, FACS

Member Services Pillar Lead
Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Lillian S. Kao, MD, FACS

Lillian S. Kao, MD, FACS

Quality, Research, and Optimal Patient Care Pillar Lead
General surgery
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX