When we place knife to skin, we believe that we will improve the health of our patients. We “offer” our surgical skills and experience. We believe in ourselves and our teams. We trust our judgment and preoperative plan. We execute. We anticipate. We usually are successful, and when complications arise, we manage them responsibly with compassion and persistence. The health of mankind has been threatened by the pandemic. As surgeons, we have responded by executing the skills that we have acquired as professionals. We are all working hard to get through this difficult “operation.” The recovery room is waiting!
— Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS
Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents
— L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS
Vice-Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents
View a message from Anton Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS, ACS Regent, Professor and Lewis B. Saltz Chair, Department of Surgery, George Washington University, Washington, DC, about the unprecedented challenges surgeons face and the guidance the ACS is providing.