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


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Publications and Services Catalog contains more than 100 titles currently published by the College on a wide variety of topics—from cancer to advocacy and health policy. The College’s publications reflect the diversity of clinical and topical issues facing today’s practicing surgeon, and this catalog is published annually to help Fellows and Associate Fellows keep abreast of the latest developments in many important areas. The ACS Catalog can be viewed in two ways. Some titles are listed according to a surgeon’s career level or titles may be viewed in subject-specific categories. Please note that some items may be cross-referenced between categories.

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Placing Your Order

There are three ways to view and order titles from the College.


You can visit our online ACS E-Store and browse through publications covering a broad range of surgical topics, then place your order through our secured online server. When you have made your selections, visit your cart and click the "Check Out" button.

Mail or Fax

Order Form

If you would like to download an order form and mail your order in, please make your selections using the order form. You can find product numbers in the online catalog and record them on the order form. Once you have made your selections, send your form and payment to ACS customer service staff by mail or by fax at 312-202-5001. Complete payment and mailing instructions are included on the order form.


If you would like to place your order by phone, call 312-202-5474. For fast and accurate service, please have the title of your publication and your credit card information available when placing a telephone order.

Quality and Safety Manual

Our manual of key concepts—the ACS has released Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety to guide surgeons in leading surgical quality improvement and patient safety efforts in their institutions, departments, and practices. Our collaborative manual from 135 contributing authors draws on principles for achieving surgical excellence. 

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