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A Surgeon’s Voice

We send our thoughts, prayers, gratitude and respect to the health care workers in the greater New York City area and other U.S. regions, as well as those in countries around the world who are fighting for patients in the epicenters of COVID-19. In this section, surgeons share their experiences.

Video Reports

Video Interviews with Our Surgical Colleagues

ACS Regent Anthony Atala, MD, FACS
Mask the City

ACS India Chapter President Professor Chintamani Chintamani, MS, FACS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Glas), FRCS(Irel), FICS(Surg Oncol), FIMSA
Perspective from India

Board of Governors Member Nancy Gantt, MD, FACS
A Message Encouraging Well Being and Use of the ACS COVID-19 Registry

YFA Member Haytham Kaafarani, MD, FACS, MPH
Treating COVID-19 Patients at Massachusetts General Hospital

Jennifer Knight Davis, MD, FACS, trauma and critical care surgeon at West Virginia University Medicine, Morgantown
Insights from a Young Fellows Association Member

YFA Member Nicolas J. Mouawad, MD, FACS, MPH, MBA, RPVI
Michigan at the Epicenter in the Midwest

YFA Member Mayur Narayan, MD, MPH, MBA, MHPE, FACS, FCCM, FICS, Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fighting the Pandemic in NYC

Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO, surgical oncologist for Weill Cornell Medicine and Second Vice-President-Elect, American College of Surgeons, and other physicians explain why COVID-19 may be more dangerous for African Americans to TIME Reports with Katie Couric.

YFA Member Rishi Rattan, MD, FACS, Ryder Trauma Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Diagnosing COVID-19

Juan Carlos Salamea, MD, University of Azuay, Hospital Universitario del Río, Cuenca, Ecuador
Fighting COVID-19 in South America

Jon Stanford, MD, FACS, Carrollton Surgery Group, Carrollton, GA
Recovering from COVID-19: A Surgeon’s Experience with the Virus

John H. Stewart, IV, MD, MBA, FACS, Chair, ACS Advisory Council for General Surgery, and Chair, Council of ACS Advisory Chairs
Equanimity Under Duress

ACS Spain Governor Antonio Torres, MD, FACS
“A Tough and Hard Disease”: His Experience Treating COVID-19 and as a Patient Himself

Maria Tudela Lerma, MD, PhD, general surgeon at Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain
Insights from a Young Fellows Association Member

Tanya Zakrison, MD, MPH, FACS, acute care and trauma surgeon and Associate Professor, University of Chicago Medicine, IL
Surgeon Discusses How Trauma-Informed Care Can Clarify Nonmedical Effects of COVID-19

Written Reports

Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD, FACS, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Stopping Is Not an Option

Samuel P. Carmichael II, MD, MS, acute care surgeon, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Wake Forest Surgeon Discusses Life in the Time of COVID-19

Prof. Ian D. S. Civil, BSc, MBChB, FRACS, FACS, FACS(Hon), Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Auckland, and general and vascular surgeon and director of trauma services, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand
COVID-19 Response in New Zealand

Daniel Herron, MD, FACS, chief of bariatric surgery, Mount Sinai in Manhattan, New York, NY
The Surgical Chief Changing Soiled Bedsheets

Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS, Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor, Chairman of Surgery, and Surgeon-in-Chief, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
Fighting COVID-19 at New York-Presbyterian in New York City

Cynthia Talley, MD, FACS, vice-chair of education and associate professor, division of general surgery/trauma acute care, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and member of the American College of Surgeons Young Fellows Association
Coping with Financial Distress

Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr., MD, FACS, Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine
Insights from a Surgeon from the University of Florida College of Medicine

Anthony J. Vine, MD, FACS, Asst. Clinical Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Updates from Mount Sinai Health System
Return Home
Return to “Normalcy”?
A Message of Solidarity