November 2, 2022
The ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators® virtual Fireside Chat Series connects you with experts for an open dialog driven by audience questions.
As Executive Director and CEO of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Turner has much to share about her career path and lessons learned, as well as her vision for the College. A significant portion of the hour will be devoted to answering questions from the audience.
Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS is the executive director and chief executive officer of the American College of Surgeons and a clinical associate professor at the University of Chicago Medicine. She was previously director of the Division of Member Services at the American College of Surgeons, and prior to joining the College, Dr. Turner spent eight years in full-time academic practice on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she was the surgery residency program director.
Her roles in national professional organizations or institutions include member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and OceanFirst Bank (OCFC), chair of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons Foundation Fund, past chair of the American College of Surgeons’ Delegation to the AMA House of Delegates, AMA Council on Medical Education, and Surgical Section of the NMA, and past president of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, Dr. Turner continued her training as an intern and resident in surgery at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. Her fellowship training in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery was completed at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Weill-Cornell University School of Medicine, and Columbia University School of Medicine in New York City. Her MBA was completed at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Dr. Turner is board-certified in surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and member of the American Surgical Association, American Medical Association, National Medical Association, Southern Surgical Association, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Society of University Surgeons, Society of Black Academic Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, Latino Surgical Society, and an honorary member of the Asociación Colombiana de Cirugia.
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 of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Steering Committee, will give welcoming remarks.
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.