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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
Governance

Board of Governors

Leading the way to higher surgical standards

What Is the Board of Governors?

The Board of Governors is the representative body of the ACS, and its members serve a critical role as liaisons between the Board of Regents and the Fellows. They bring forth the voices and views of their surgical colleagues and develop resources to support Fellows.

Leadership of the Board

The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors has eight members who coordinate with the Board of Regents and collaborate with ACS Divisions. They hold monthly conference calls, host Governor orientation webinars and meetings, and plan the Annual Business Meeting.

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Pillars and Workgroups

The Board of Governors is structured under six Pillars and 13 Workgroups. These include Education and Diversity Pillars along with Workgroups focused on best practices, surgical training, and more.

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Board of Governors Officers

Danielle Saunders Walsh, MD, FACS, FAAP
PEDIATRIC SURGERY

Danielle Saunders Walsh, MD, FACS, FAAP

Chair, Board of Governors

Private practice, Greenville, NC

Ross Goldberg, MD, FACS
GENERAL SURGERY

Ross Goldberg, MD, FACS

Vice-Chair, Board of Governors

Creighton University School of Medicine and Valleywise Health, Phoenix, AZ

Oscar D. Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, FACS
GENERAL SURGERY

Oscar D. Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, FACS

Secretary, Board of Governors

Vanderbilt University Health, Nashville, TN

Shannon M. Foster, MD, FACS
General Surgery

Shannon M. Foster, MD, FACS

Communications Pillar Lead

Private Practice, Reading, PA

Cherisse D. Berry, MD, FACS
General Surgery

Cherisse D. Berry, MD, FACS

Diversity Pillar Lead

General Surgery, NYU Langhorne Health, New York, NY

Deepak G. Nair, MD, FACS
Vascular Surgery

Deepak G. Nair, MD, FACS

Education Pillar Lead

Sarasota Vascular Specialists, Sarasota, FL

Maie A. St. John, MD, PhD, FACS
Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery

Maie A. St. John, MD, PhD, FACS

Member Services Pillar Lead

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Lillian S. Kao, MD, FACS
General surgery

Lillian S. Kao, MD, FACS

Quality, Research, and Optimal Patient Care Pillar Lead

McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

Find a Governor

See the list of Governors by Chapter, Specialty Society, or location.

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Become a Governor

ACS Governors must be active Fellows of the College in good standing and share their interest in becoming an ACS Governor with their surgical specialty society and/or ACS Chapter.

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Resources for Governors

These resources include summaries of Governor Annual Surveys, articles of interest, various tools developed by Governors, and onboarding materials intended to help Governors in their duties and responsibilities.

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