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

Committee on Diversity Issues

The mission of the Committee on Diversity Issues is to study the educational and professional needs of underrepresented surgeons and surgical trainees and the impact that its work may have on the elimination of health disparities among diverse population groups. To this end, the Committee seeks recognition and support from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) through the College’s mission policies and programs.

Committee on Diversity Issues Roster

ACS Staff

Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS
Connie Bura

The Committee on Diversity Issues welcomes your comments. Please write to the committee's staff liaison, Connie Bura, at

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