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Officers and Board of Regents—2019–2020

Current Officers

Valerie W. Rusch

Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS

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, NY

Ronald V. Maier

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

Immediate Past-President
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

John A. Weigelt

John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS

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

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, KS

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, NC

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM

President-Elect
General surgery

Richard T. Myers Professor and Chairman, department of surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

H. Randolph Bailey, MD, FACS, FASCRS

H. Randolph Bailey, MD, FACS, FASCRS

First Vice-President-Elect
Colorectal surgery
Professor of surgery and emeritus program director, UT 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, TX

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

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

Second Vice-President-Elect
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, NY 

Current Board of Regents

Beth H. Sutton

Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS

Chair
General surgery

Private practice general surgeon, Wichita Falls, TX

L. Scott Levin

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS

Vice-Chair
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

Anthony Atala, MD, FACS

Anthony Atala, MD, FACS

Urology
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, MD, FACS

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 

James C. Denneny III, MD, FACS

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

James K. Elsey, MD, FACS

James K. Elsey, MD, FACS

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

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, CA

 

Henri R. Ford, MD, FACS

Henri R. Ford, MD, FACS

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

Gerald M. Fried, MD, FACS, FRCSC

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 W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS

James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS

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

B.J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC

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, MD, FACS

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., MD, FACS

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

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, NY

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, MI

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, TX

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

Steven Stain, MD, FACS

Steven C. Stain, MD, FACS

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

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, SD

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

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, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

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

 

 

 

Board of Governors Executive Committee

Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, FACS

Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, FACS

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

Taylor Sohn Riall, MD, PhD, FACS

Taylor Riall, MD, PhD, FACS

Vice-Chair
General surgery
Professor and interim chair, department of surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD, FACS

Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD, FACS

Secretary
General surgery
General surgeon, UW Medicine and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and professor of general surgery and adjunct professor of electrical engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA