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Officers and Board of Regents—2020–2021

Current Officers

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM

President
Trauma, thoracic, and critical care surgery

Richard T. Myers Professor and Chairman, department of surgery; chair of surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine; and medical director, The Children's Institute for Pediatric Trauma, Winston-Salem, NC

Valerie W. Rusch

Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS

Immediate Past-President
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

H. Randolph Bailey, MD, FACS, FASCRS

H. Randolph Bailey, MD, FACS, FASCRS

First Vice-President
Colorectal surgery
Professor of surgery and emeritus program director, University of Texas colon and rectal surgery residency training program; chief, division of colon and rectal surgery, Memorial Hermann Hospital Texas Medical Center; and deputy chief of surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston

Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO

Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO

Second Vice-President
General surgery
Adjunct professor of breast surgery, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; and director, interdisciplinary breast program; chief, division of breast surgery; and medical director, International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes, Weill Cornell Medicine-New York Presbyterian Hospital Network, New York 

Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS

Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS

Secretary
General surgery
Clinical professor of surgery and director of medical education, Kansas University School of Medicine, Salina

Don K. Nakayama, MD, MBA, FACS

Don K. Nakayama, MD, MBA, FACS

Treasurer
Pediatric surgery
Clinical professor, division of pediatric surgery, department of surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS

President-Elect
Vascular surgery

Dean, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Chief Executive Officer, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS

Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS

First Vice-President-Elect
General surgery
Professor of surgery, division of general surgery, and chief, section of endocrine surgery, University of California, San Francisco; attending surgeon, VA Medical Center, San Francisco

Richard A. Lynn, MD, FACS, RPVI

Richard A. Lynn, MD, FACS, RPVI

Second Vice-President-Elect
General and vascular surgery
Private practice, retired, Palm Beach, FL

Current Board of Regents

L. Scott Levin

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS

Chair
Orthopaedic surgery

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

Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd,  FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Glasg)(Hon)

Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Glasg)(Hon)

Vice-Chair
Colorectal surgery

Chair, department of colorectal surgery; director, Digestive Disease Institute; and clinical professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston

Anthony Atala, MD, FACS

Anthony Atala, MD, FACS

Urology
Director, 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, MD, FACS

John L.D. Atkinson, MD, FACS

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

Francoise P. Chagnon, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Francoise P. Chagnon, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery
Associate professor, department of medicine, Université de Montréal, QC; associate professor, department of otolaryngology, McGill University, Montréal

Annesley (AJ) W. Copeland, MD, FACS

Annesley (AJ) W. Copeland, MD, FACS

General surgery
Associate professor of surgery and surgery core clerkship director, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; attending surgeon, Walter Reed Army Medical Center/Walter Reed Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

James C. Denneny III, MD, FACS

James C. Denneny III, MD, FACS

Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery
Adjunct professor, 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 

Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS

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

Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS

Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS

Pediatric surgery
Pearl Stamps Stewart Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor and Chair, department of surgery, University of California (UC), Davis School of Medicine; surgeon-in-chief, UC Davis Children's Hospital, and chief of surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Sacramento

 

Henri R. Ford, MD, FACS

Henri R. Ford, MD, FACS

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

James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS

James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS

Ophthalmology
Professor and chair, department of ophthalmology, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine; and Marshall Eye Surgeons, Huntington, WV

 
Sean C. Grondin, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCS

Sean C. Grondin, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCSC

Cardiothoracic surgery
Professor of surgery and head of the department of surgery, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, AB; Calgary Zone Clinical Department Head, Alberta Health Services

Enrique Hernandez, MD, FACS

Enrique Hernandez, MD, FACS

Gynecology (oncology)
The  J. Robert Wilson Professor and Chairman, department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences; and professor of pathology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS

Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS

General surgery
Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor and chairman, department of surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College; and surgeon-in-chief, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York

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

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

Linda G. Phillips, MD, FACS

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

Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS

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, MD, FACS

Anton N. Sidawy, MD, FACS

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

Steven Stain, MD, FACS

Steven C. Stain, MD, FACS

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

Beth H. Sutton

Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS

General surgery
Private practice, Wichita Falls, TX

Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS

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

David J. Welsh, MD, MBA, FACS

David J. Welsh, MD, MBA, FACS

General surgery
Private practice, Batesville, IN

Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

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

Board of Governors Executive Committee

Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, FACS

Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, FACS

Chair
General surgery
Professor, chair of surgery, and associate vice-president, 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

Nancy Lynn Gantt, MD, FACS

Nancy Lynn Gantt, MD, FACS

Vice-Chair
General surgery
Professor of surgery, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown; co-medical director, Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Center, OH

Andre Campbell, MD, FACS, FACP, FCCM

Andre Campbell, MD, FACS, FACP, FCCM

Secretary
General surgery
Professor of surgery, division of general surgery; director, surgery 110 clerkship; and director, surgical critical care fellowship, University of California San Francisco