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

About the Committee


The ACS Practice Protection Committee is dedicated to the success of practicing Fellows, whether in independent surgical practice or employed practice. The committee directs its efforts toward providing timely information, practical suggestions, and other educational resources to assist Fellows in making well informed business, professional, and financial decisions.

Practice Protection Committee Members

Mark Aeder, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center 
Cleveland, OH

Bill Cioffi, MD, FACS
Providence, RI

Julie Conyers, MD, MBA, FACS
Ketchikan, AK

Jim Elsey, MD, FACS
Member, ACS Board of Regents
Private Practice, General and Vascular Surgery
Atlanta, GA

Tyler Hughes, MD, FACS
Secretary, ACS Board of Regents
Clinical Professor of Surgery and Director of Medical Education, Kansas University School of Medicine, Salina
McPherson, KS

Charles Mabry, MD, FACS
Pine Bluff, AR

Mike Sarap, MD, FACS
Chair, ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery
Co-Chair, Ohio Commission on Cancer Program
Chair, Department of Surgery, Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center 
Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, Wright State University
Cambridge, OH

Mark Savarise, MD, MBA, FACS
Member, ACS Health Policy and Advocacy Group
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health
Salt Lake City, UT


Patrick V. Bailey, MD, MLS, FACS
Medical Director, Advocacy, ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy

Matt Coffron
Manager, Policy Development, ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy