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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS

ACS Governance

How we’re organized to achieve better surgical outcomes

Bylaws
ACS Governance

Collaboration and Cooperation for Better Surgical Outcomes

The policies of the ACS are formulated and implemented through the work and cooperation of various organizational and administrative elements. We’re all working together for better surgical outcomes.

ACS Chapters

Chapters provide members with an opportunity to improve the quality of surgical care through engagement at the local level. 

Advisory Councils

Advisory Councils enhance the ACS’ relationship with the surgical specialties by serving as liaisons between the Board of Regents and specialty organizations.

ACS Committees

ACS Committees represent various aspects of the surgical profession to help serve members of the College. 

Executive Staff

The ACS is comprised of divisions led by our Executive Staff.

College Officials

Officers

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, MAMSE
President
Winston-Salem, NC
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS
First Vice-President
San Francisco, CA
Richard A. Lynn, MD, FACS, RPVI
Second Vice-President
Palm Beach, FL
J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM
Immediate Past-President
Winston-Salem, NC
Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS
Secretary
Salina, KS
Don K. Nakayama, MD, MBA, FACS
Treasurer
Chapel Hill, NC
Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS
Executive Director
Chicago, IL
Gay L. Vincent, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Chicago, IL

Officers-Elect

E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS
President-Elect
Powell, OH
Mary E. Fallat, MD, FACS
First Vice-President-Elect
Louisville, KY
Anne G. Rizzo, MD, FACS
Second Vice-President-Elect
Charlottesville, VA

Conflict of Interest Policy—Officers, Officers-Elect, members of the Board of Regents, members of the Board of Governors Executive Committee, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College Surgeons, and its affiliated organizations.

ACS Leadership Opportunities

Whether you are a resident in training, a surgeon just starting your career, a surgeon who has been practicing for many years, or a medical student who has taken an interest in surgery, the ACS has many diverse opportunities for member engagement and leadership development.