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Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, Installed as 100th President of the American College of Surgeons

Thoracic surgeon Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, was installed as the 2019–2020 ACS President during the Convocation that preceded the opening of Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA, on October 27, 2019.

Read the press release.


Presidential Address

Listen to Dr. Rusch's Presidential Address, The Joys of Learning, Collaborating, and Giving Back, following her installation.


2019 Presidential Theme Video: The Joys of Learning and Giving Back

In her presidential theme video, ACS President Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, speaks about how new developments in surgical technologies, surgical techniques, and growing knowledge in the biology of diseases, makes it an exciting time to be a surgeon.