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

Officers and Board of Regents—2016–2017

Current Officers


Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, FACS

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

Dr. Richardson

J. David Richardson, MD, FACS

Immediate Past-President
General, thoracic, and trauma surgery
Professor of surgery and vice-chairman, department of surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY


Hilary Sanfey, MB, BCh, MHPE, FACS

First Vice-President
General surgery
Professor of surgery and vice-chair for educational affairs, department of surgery; and associate director, Academy for Scholarship and Education, Southern Illinois School of Medicine, Springfield
Springfield, IL


Mary C. McCarthy, MD, FACS

Second Vice-President
General surgery
Elizabeth Berry Gray Chair and Professor, department of surgery, Boonshoft School of Medicine, and adjunct graduate faculty, School of Engineering, Wright State University; and acute care surgeon, Miami Valley Hospital
Dayton, OH

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

Barbara L. Bass, MD, FACS

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

Charles D. Mabry

Charles D. Mabry, MD, FACS

First Vice-President-Elect
General surgery
Associate professor of surgery and practice management advisor to chair, department of surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; and medical director of quality, Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Pine Bluff, AR

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr.

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

Second Vice-President-Elect
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
Dayton, OH

Current Board of Regents

Michael J. Zinner

Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS

General surgery
CEO and Executive Medical Director, Miami Cancer Institute
Coral Gables, FL

Leigh A. Neumayer

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, FACS

General surgery
Professor and chair, department of surgery, University of Arizona, and Margaret and Fenton Maynard Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Research, University of Arizona College of Medicine,
Tucson, AZ

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
Professor of surgery and executive associate dean, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine; and chief executive officer, Wright State Physicians
Fairborn, 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
Vice-president and surgeon-in-chief, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; and vice-chair and vice-dean for medical education, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Gerald M. Fried

Gerald M. Fried, MD, FACS, FRCSC

General surgery
Adair Family Professor and chairman, department of surgery 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 government relations, 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 interventionist, 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; director of the division of gynecologic oncology; and professor of pathology, Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Lenworth M Jacobs, Jr

Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MD, FACS

General surgery
Professor of surgery and chairman, department of traumatology and emergency medicine, University of Connecticut
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

Mark A. Malangoni

Mark A. Malangoni, MD, FACS

General surgery
Associate executive director
American Board of Surgery
Philadelphia, PA

Fabrizio Michelassi

Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS

General surgery
Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor and Chair, Weill Cornell Medical College, department of surgery, and surgeon-in-chief, New York-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

Valerie W. Rusch

Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS

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

Marshall Schwartz

Marshall Z. Schwartz, MD, FACS

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


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
Clinical professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX

Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS

Colorectal surgery
Chair, department of colorectal surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston
Clinical professor of surgery and affiliate dean for clinical education, Florida International University, University Park
Affiliate professor and associate dean for academic affairs, Florida Atlantic University
Weston, 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

Susan Mosier

Susan K. Mosier, MD, MBA, FACS

Ophthalmic surgery
Secretary, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and State Health Officer for Kansas
Topeka, KS