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

Officers and Board of Regents—2021–2022

Current Officers

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS

President
Vascular surgery

Dean, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Chief Executive Officer, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

 
J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM

Immediate Past-President
Trauma, thoracic, and critical care surgery

Richard T. Myers Professor and Chairman, department of surgery; chair of surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine; and medical director, The Children's Institute for Pediatric Trauma, Winston-Salem, NC

Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS

Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS

First Vice-President
General surgery
Professor of surgery, division of general surgery, and chief, section of endocrine surgery, University of California, San Francisco; attending surgeon, VA Medical Center, San Francisco

 
Richard A. Lynn, MD, FACS, RPVI

Richard A. Lynn, MD, FACS, RPVI

Second Vice-President
General and vascular surgery
Private practice, retired, Palm Beach, FL

 
Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS

Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS

Secretary
General surgery
Clinical professor of surgery and director of medical education, Kansas University School of Medicine, Salina

Don K. Nakayama, MD, MBA, FACS

Don K. Nakayama, MD, MBA, FACS

Treasurer
Pediatric surgery
Clinical professor, division of pediatric surgery, department of surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill

E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS

E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS

President-Elect
General surgery
Robert M. Zollinger Professor of Surgery Emeritus at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine (COM), Columbus, Powell, OH

Mary E. Fallat, MD, FACS

Mary E. Fallat, MD, FACS

First Vice-President-Elect
Pediatric surgery 
Professor of surgery, Hiram C. Polk, Jr Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, and director of surgical quality at Norton Children's Hospital, Louisville, KY

Anne G. Rizzo, MD, FACS

Anne G. Rizzo, MD, FACS

Second Vice-President-Elect
General surgery
System surgical chair and president of surgical services, Guthrie Clinics, Sayre, PA; and professor of surgery, Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; and University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Current Board of Regents

Anton N. Sidawy, MD, FACS

Anton N. Sidawy, MD, FACS

Chair
Vascular surgery
Professor & Lewis B. Saltz Chair, department of surgery, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Linda G. Phillips, MD, FACS

Linda G. Phillips, MD, FACS

Vice-Chair
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Truman G. Blocker, Jr., MD, Distinguished Professor and chief, department of surgery, division of plastic surgery; and professor, School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Anthony Atala, MD, FACS

Anthony Atala, MD, FACS

Urology
Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, W. Boyce Professor and Chair, department of urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Carol L. Brown, MD, FACS

Carol L. Brown, MD, FACS

Gynecologic (Oncology) surgery
Professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Weill Cornell Medical College; associate cancer center director, diversity and health equity; senior vice-president and chief health equity officer, Nicholls-Biondi Chair for Health Equity, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; attending surgeon, gynecology service; and vice-chair, health equity, department of surgery, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York, NY

Francoise P. Chagnon, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Francoise P. Chagnon, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery
Associate professor, department of medicine, Université de Montréal, QC; associate professor, department of otolaryngology, McGill University, Montréal

Annesley (AJ) W. Copeland, MD, FACS

Annesley (AJ) W. Copeland, MD, FACS

General surgery
Associate professor of surgery and surgery core clerkship director, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; attending surgeon, Walter Reed Army Medical Center/Walter Reed Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

James C. Denneny III, MD, FACS

James C. Denneny III, MD, FACS

Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery
Adjunct professor, clinical otolaryngology, department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine; and adjunct professor, department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Alexandria, VA 

Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS

Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS

General surgery
Bixby Professor of Surgery and chair of surgery; Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor and director, The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center; and surgeon-in-chief, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS

Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS

Pediatric surgery
Pearl Stamps Stewart Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor and Chair, department of surgery, University of California (UC), Davis School of Medicine; surgeon-in-chief, UC Davis Children's Hospital, and chief of surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Sacramento

 

James W. Fleshman, Jr.,  MD, FACS

James W. Fleshman, Jr., MD, FACS, FASCRS

Colorectal surgery
Chief of surgery; Sparkman Endowed Professor and Chairman, department of surgery; professor of surgery, department of surgery, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX

James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS

James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS

Ophthalmology
Professor and chair, department of ophthalmology, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine; and Marshall Eye Surgeons, Huntington, WV

 
Sean C. Grondin, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCS

Sean C. Grondin, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCSC

Cardiothoracic surgery
Professor of surgery and head of the department of surgery, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, AB; Calgary Zone Clinical Department Head, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 

Andrea A. Hayes, MD, FACS

Andrea A. Hayes, MD, FACS

Pediatric surgery
Professor and chair, department of surgery, Howard University College of Medicine and Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC

Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS

Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS

General surgery
Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor and chairman, department of surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College; and surgeon-in-chief, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York

Lena M. Napolitano, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM

Lena M. Napolitano, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM

General surgery
Massey Foundation Professor of Surgery; founding division chief, acute care surgery; and director, surgical critical care, department of surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor

Mark T. Savarise, MD, FACS

Mark T. Savarise, MD, FACS

General surgery
Clinical associate professor; medical director, outreach and network development; section chief, community general surgery, department of surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City; and attending general surgeon, George Wahlen Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Medical Center South Jordan, UT

Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS

Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS

General surgery
Professor of surgery and vice-chair, department of surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Steven Stain, MD, FACS

Steven C. Stain, MD, FACS

General surgery
Chair, department of surgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA

Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS

Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS

General surgery
Attending surgeon, Sanford Surgical Associates; and professor and chair, department of surgery, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls

Shelly D. Timmons, MD, FACS

Shelly D. Timmons, MD, FACS

Neurological surgery
Chair of neurological surgery, and the Betsey Barton Chair, department of neurological surgery, and co-director, Neuroscience Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

David J. Welsh, MD, MBA, FACS

David J. Welsh, MD, MBA, FACS

General surgery
Private practice, Batesville, IN

Philip R. Wolinsky, MD, FACS

Philip R. Wolinsky, MD, FACS

Orthopaedic surgery
Professor and chief value officer, University of California Davis Medical Center.
Sacramento, CA

Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Cardiothoracic surgery
Henry N. Harkins Professor and chair, department of surgery, University of Washington, Seattle

Board of Governors 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
General surgery
District medical group vice-chairman of surgery and specialty ambulatory medical director for Valleywise Health, Phoenix, AZ; chief, division of general surgery; director, robotic surgery program; director, minimally invasive and hepatic surgery; and associate professor of surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ.

Oscar D. Guillamondegui,  MD, FACS

Oscar D. Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, FACS

Secretary
General surgery
Chief, division of trauma and surgical critical care; medical director, trauma intensive care unit; professor of surgery; director, Multidisciplinary Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic; and Carol Ann Gavin Directorship In Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Health, Nashville, TN.