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Surgeon Voices in the COVID-19 Era

Insights from ACS Fellows

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Regent Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD (Hon), FACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(ED), FRCSI(Hon), Hon FRCS(Glasg), Director, Digestive Disease Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, interviews Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS, Medical Director, ACS Cancer Programs. In this video, Dr. Nelson discusses the response of the ACS Cancer Programs to the COVID-19 pandemic, including educational resources, guidelines to patient care, and how the accreditation process for the Cancer Programs (Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer) are affected.


Dr. Wexner also interviews ACS Honorary Fellow Prof. Abe Fingerhut, MD, FACS(Hon), FRCPS(G), FRCS(Ed)(Hon), FASCRS(Hon), Consultant, Ruijin Hospital, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, and Section for Surgical Research, Medical University of Graz, Austria; and Co-Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery (ALES).

In this video, Professor Fingerhut details his two recent Annals of Surgery manuscripts on minimally invasive surgery in the COVID-19 era. Additionally, he outlines methods of optimizing both patient and provider safety.