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

Officers and Board of Regents—2017–2018

Current Officers

Barbara Lee Bass

Barbara L. Bass, MD, FACS

General surgery

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


Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, FACS

Immediate Past-President
General surgery

Robertson-Poth Distinguished Chair in General Surgery, department of surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Charles D. Mabry

Charles D. Mabry, MD, FACS

First Vice-President
General surgery
Associate professor of surgery, department of surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR; Medical director of physician practice management, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff, AR

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr.

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACS, FCCM, MCCM

Second Vice-President
General surgery
Dr. Ferdinand P. Herff Chair in Surgery, clinical professor of surgery, department of surgery, trauma division, University of Texas Health Science Center; and professor of surgery at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, San Antonio, TX

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

Barbara Lee Bass

Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS

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

Mark C. Weissler

Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS

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

Current Board of Regents

Leigh A. Neumayer

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, FACS

General surgery
Professor and chair, department of surgery; Margaret and Fenton Maynard Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Research, College of Medicine; and interim senior vice-president for health sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Marshall Z. Schwartz

Marshall Z. Schwartz, MD, FACS

Pediatric surgery
Professor of surgery and pediatrics and vice chairman, department of surgery Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Anthony Atala

Anthony Atala, MD, FACS

Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
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

Adjunct professor of clinical otolaryngology, department of otolaryngology head and neck surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine; and adjunct professor, department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Alexandria, VA

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

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

Henri R. Ford

Henri R. Ford, MD, FACS

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

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 Gigantelli

James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS

Professor of ophthalmology and assistant dean of governmental relations affairs, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Omaha, NE

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, Weill Cornell Medicine, department of surgery, and surgeon-in-chief, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY


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


Anton N. Sidawy, MD, FACS

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

Beth H. Sutton

Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS

General surgery
Private practice, Wichita Falls, TX
Volunteer clinical assistant professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, 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, FACS

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


Diana L.  Farmer, MD, FACS

Pediatric surgery
Pearl Stamps Stewart Professor of Surgery, and chair, department of surgery, University of California Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA


Steven C. Stain, MD, FACS

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

Daniel Dent

Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS

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