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Board of Governors

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors is integral to our administration as an organization. Governors represent you, the Fellows of the American College of Surgeons, and are the official communications link between you and our Board of Regents. 

The ACS is governed by the 24-member Board of Regents, who are elected by our Board of Governors. To provide balanced geographical representation, two-thirds of the Governors are nominated by the membership at large and elected during an annual meeting of Fellows during the Clinical Congress. Certain surgical societies, chapters, and federal medical services are permitted to nominate Governors up to a level of one-third of the Board of Governors.

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Charles Yowler on Trauma Verification

Charles J. Yowler, MD, FACS speaks about how his experience in the Ohio Chapter led to being a Governor and serving on the Committee on Trauma Verification Committee. His participation on the Verification Committee has allowed him to take home lessons to his own institution.