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A Message from the Regents

The opportunity for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and our global surgical communities to demonstrate leadership has never been greater. Our patients, our health care systems, and our government—now more than ever—are counting on our voice and courage. We have all stepped forward to plan and execute strategies to combat COVID-19. We are defining and disseminating the standards of surgical care during the crisis for the House of Surgery, calling on the talented surgical leaders across the ACS. Read our COVID newsletter. Every suggestion is heard. The needs of the urban centers and the rural communities are both on our radar. As teammates we will triumph.

View a message from ACS President Valerie Rusch, MD, FACS, who speaks to the importance of fighting fear with facts during this COVID-19 pandemic.


In a brief video, Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), Hon FRCS(Glasg), ACS Regent, reiterated the College’s commitment to providing surgeons the educational material needed to safely and effectively care for patients, communities, and themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional videos from ACS leaders will be posted in the future.