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Officers and Board of Regents—2018–2019

Current Officers

Ronald V. Maier

Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), FCSHK(Hon), FCCS(Hon)

General surgery

Surgeon-in-chief, Harborview Medical Center; and professor and vice-chair of surgery and Jane and Donald D. Trunkey professor of trauma surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Barbara Lee Bass

Barbara L. Bass, MD, FACS

Immediate Past-President
General surgery

John F. and Carolyn Bookout Jr. Distinguished Endowed Presidential Chair, professor and chair, department of surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Mark C. Weissler

Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS

First Vice-President
Joseph P. Riddle Distinguished Professor and chief, division of head and neck oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Philip R. Caropreso

Philip R. Caropreso, MD, FACS

Second Vice-President
General surgery
Adjunct clinical professor of surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Edward E. Cornwell III

Edward E. Cornwell III, MD, FACS, FCCM

General surgery
The LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr. Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine; and surgeon-in-chief, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC

William G. Cioffi, Jr.

William G. Cioffi, Jr., MD, FACS

General surgery
J. Murray Beardsley Professor and chairman, Alpert Medical School of Brown University; and surgeon-in-chief, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

Valerie W. Rusch

Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS

Cardiothoracic surgery

Vice-chair, clinical research, department of surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers; attending surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and professor of surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

John A. Weigelt

John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS

First Vice-President-Elect
General surgery
Trauma, critical care, and acute care surgeon, Sanford Health System and the University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD

F. Dean Griffen

F. Dean Griffen, MD, FACS

Second Vice-President-Elect
General surgery
Albert Sklar Professor of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and general surgeon, Ochsner LSU Health,  Shreveport, LA

Current Board of Regents

Gerald M. Fried

Gerald M. Fried, MD, FACS, FRCSC

General surgery
Edward W. Archibald Professor and chair, department of surgery, McGill University; and surgeon-in-chief, McGill University Health Centre Hospitals, Montreal, QC, Canada

James K. Elsey

James K. Elsey, MD, FACS

General and vascular surgery
Private practice and visiting professor of surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Anthony Atala

Anthony Atala, MD, FACS

Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine; and W. Boyce Professor and Chair, department of urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

John L.D. Atkinson

John L.D. Atkinson, MD, FACS

Neurological surgery
Professor of neurosurgery, department of neurological surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


James C. Denneny III, MD, FACS

Executive vice-president and CEO, American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Alexandria, VA; adjunct professor of clinical otolaryngology, department of otolaryngology head and neck surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia; and adjunct professor, department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Margaret M. Dunn

Margaret M. Dunn, MD, FACS

General surgery
Dean of medicine and professor of surgery, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH


Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS

General surgery
Bixby Professor of Surgery and chair of surgery; Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor and Director, The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center; and surgeon-in-chief, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Henri R. Ford

Henri R. Ford, MD, FACS

Pediatric surgery
Dean of the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL

James Gigantelli

James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS

Chair and professor of ophthalmology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

B.J. Hancock

B.J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Pediatric surgery
Associate professor, departments of surgery and pediatrics and child health, University of Manitoba; and pediatric surgeon and pediatric intensivist, Children's Hospital of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Enrique Hernandez

Enrique Hernandez, MD, FACS

Gynecology (oncology)
The Abraham Roth Professor and Chair, department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science; and professor of pathology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Lenworth M Jacobs, Jr

Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MD, FACS

General surgery
Professor of surgery and professor of traumatology and emergency medicine, University of Connecticut; and director, Trauma Institute at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

L. Scott Levin

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS

Orthopaedic surgery
Paul B. Magnuson Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, chair, department of orthopaedics, and professor of surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and plastic and reconstructive surgeon, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Fabrizio Michelassi

Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS

General surgery
Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor and Chair, department of surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine; and surgeon-in-chief, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Lena M. Napolitano

Lena M. Napolitano, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM

General surgery
Massey Foundation Professor of Surgery; founding division chief, acute care surgery; and director, surgical critical care, department of surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI


Linda G. Phillips, MD, FACS

Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Truman G. Blocker, Jr., MD, Distinguished Professor and chief, department of surgery, division of plastic surgery; and professor, school of medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Kenneth W. Sharp 

Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS

General surgery
Professor of surgery and vice-chair, department of surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Anton  N. Sidawy 

Anton N. Sidawy, MD, FACS

Vascular surgery
Professor and Lewis B. Saltz Chair, department of surgery, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Beth H. Sutton

Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS

General surgery
Private practice general surgeon, Wichita Falls, TX

Gary Timmerman

Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS

General surgery
Attending surgeon, Sanford Surgical Associates; and professor and chair, department of surgery, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD

Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS

Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), FRCSI(Hon)

Colorectal surgery
Director, Digestive Disease Center; chair, department of colorectal surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida; affiliate professor, Florida Atlantic University; and clinical professor, Florida International University, Weston, FL

Douglas E. Wood

Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Cardiothoracic surgery
Henry N. Harkins Professor and chair, department of surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Michael J. Zinner

Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS

General surgery
CEO and executive medical director, Miami Cancer Institute, Coral Gables, FL

Board of Governors Executive Committee

Steven Stain, MD, FACS

Steven C. Stain, MD, FACS

General surgery
Henry and Sally Schaffer Chair and professor, department of surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS

Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS

General surgery
Residency program director and professor of surgery, UT Health School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX

Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, FACS

Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, FACS

General surgery
Professor and chair of surgery, associate vice-president for University of Iowa Health Alliance; and professor of surgery-surgical oncology and endocrine surgery, biochemistry, anatomy and cell biology, and molecular physiology and biophysics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA