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

Surgeon Voices in the COVID-19 Era

From the Frontlines

In this issue, 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 Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director, Division of Member Services, American College of Surgeons. Dr. Turner discusses the critically important issue of surgeon wellness during this pandemic. Her expert advice and sage counsel is applicable at all times and not just during the current crisis.

Dr. Wexner also interviews Conor P. Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, FACS, FRCSI, FASCRS, FRCSI (Hon), Chair, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at Cleveland Clinic, the Victor W. Fazio, MD, Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery, and Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine. Dr. Delaney has been a leader in the decision making and execution of the strategy of COVID-19 management. He shares his extensive knowledge in optimizing safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Message from Young Fellows Association Member Dr. Nicolas Mouawad

As the epicenter in the Midwest, Michigan has been on the frontlines of the battle with COVID-19. In this video, Nicolas J. Mouawad, MD, FACS, MPH, MBA, RPVI, Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery, McLaren Bay Region, Bay City, MI, highlights that the situation remains dynamic and may change day by day and hour by hour. He notes that, though we are physically distant, we are not alone.