During the Fireside Chat, Dr. Hoyt discussed his celebrated career and important lessons learned. As Past-Executive Director of the ACS, Founding Member of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™, and Member of the ACS Steering Committee for the Academy, he has much to share!
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, MAMSE, received a BA degree with honors from Amherst College, followed by a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. From 1976 to 1984, he was a surgical resident and research fellow at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Scripps Immunology Institute. He joined the faculty at UCSD and immediately became involved in their trauma service, where his role as director lasted from 1989 to 2006. In 1995, he was appointed professor of surgery and was awarded The Monroe E. Trout Professorship in Surgery at UCSD. In 2006, Dr. Hoyt was appointed to the positions of chairman, department of surgery at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and The John E. Connolly Professor of Surgery. In 2008, Dr. Hoyt was appointed executive vice dean for the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Hoyt was appointed Executive Director of the ACS. He remains Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Hoyt distinguished himself within the UCSD and UCI departments of surgery, having delivered numerous named lectures and has received multiple significant awards while serving in positions of leadership.
Dr. Hoyt is a member of the American Surgical Association, Surgical Biology Club, Western Surgical Association, and Society of University Surgeons and other surgical organizations. He is past president of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Society of General Surgeons of San Diego, and the Shock Society. He is also past chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma, and past Medical Director of Trauma at the ACS. He has been a visiting professor at numerous institutions nationally and internationally and is an editorial board member of six journals. Dr. Hoyt consistently received significant public research funding and continues to do so. He is the author of more than 700 publications and three books.
The host for the Fireside Chat is Mohsen M. Shabahang, MD, PhD, FACS, MAMSE, Vice President/Chief Medical Officer of the Wellspan Surgery Service Line, York, PA. Dr. Shabahang joined Wellspan in the summer of 2021. He serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Novel Teaching and Assessment Methods and Educational Resources for the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, Director of the ACS Division of Education and Co-Chair, Steering Committee of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators, gives welcoming remarks.
About the Series
The ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Fireside Chat Series was developed as an outcome of discussions of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Special Committee to address challenges and opportunities relating to surgery residency training during the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee was charged to address the challenges faced by educators and to harness innovative opportunities in surgical education. The Fireside Chat Series will enable programs and their learners to have access to valuable talks and discussions with experts both in a synchronous and asynchronous manner.
If you have questions about the series, please contact ACSAcademy@facs.org.