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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits

Surgeons as Educators Faculty

Paul J. Schenarts, MD, FACS, Course Chair


A native of Connecticut, Dr. Schenarts graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University and received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut, where he also completed a post-sophomore fellowship in anatomic pathology and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Schenarts completed his general surgery residency at Maine Medical Center, during which he also completed a two-year NIH trauma research fellowship in the investigational intensive care unit at the University of Texas Medical Branch. After residency, he completed a trauma and surgical critical care fellowship at Vanderbilt University and then served as co-medical director of Vanderbilt Life Flight. He was then recruited to East Carolina University School of Medicine, where he spent the next 12 years. While at East Carolina, Dr. Schenarts served as director of the general surgery residency, assistant dean for clinical academic affairs, and director of the surgery clerkship. He was then recruited to Nebraska to be the chief of trauma, surgical critical care, and emergency surgery at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, a post he held until 2019. For 7 years Dr Schenarts served as the medical director of the Omaha Fire Department and is currently the medical director for the Omaha Police Department. He is also the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds a professorship at Creighton University, School of Medicine.

Dr. Schenarts is a nationally known surgical educator and has won numerous teaching awards including the University Board of Governors Award as one of the best teachers within the entire University of North Carolina system consisting of 17 colleges and universities. He was also the recipient of the Master Educator Award, the Jones Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Best Clinical Educator Award, and has also received the National Outstanding Teacher Award from the Association for Surgical Education. Similarly, his research interests are focused on surgical education and leadership.

In addition to his academic and clinical pursuits, Dr. Schenarts was a Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and has served four deployments in Afghanistan and two in Iraq. He has served as commander of forward surgical teams and chief of surgery at combat support hospitals. He has received the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal for his actions in Afghanistan.

Maura E. Sullivan, MS, PhD, Course Director


Dr. Maura Sullivan is a Professor of Clinical Surgery (Educational Scholar) at the University of Southern California.  She is the Associate Dean for Simulation Education in the Keck School of Medicine, The Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Surgery and the Executive Director for the Surgical Simulation and Education Center. She has a joint appointment in the Rossier School of Education where she is a Professor and a Senior Research Associate.  Her research and academic interests include Cognitive-Task-Analysis, the development of expertise, technical skills training, faculty development and curriculum development.

Dr. Sullivan obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing from Fairfield University, her Master of Science in nursing/critical care from the University of California, San Francisco, and her PhD in Educational Psychology from the Rossier School of Education at USC.  She is actively involved in the Association of Surgical Education (ASE) and is the Director of the Surgical Education Research Fellowship, a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the grants review committee, Center for Excellence in Surgical Education, Research and Training (CESERT).  She is the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Master Educator Award from the ASE.  In addition, she holds an appointment with the American College of Surgeons as an ATLS Educator, is the Co-Editor-In Chief for the Resources in Surgical Education peer review online journal, is a member of the leadership team for the development of an online assessment tool to measure readiness on incoming PGY 1 residents to assume clinical duties and is the Course Director for the Surgeons As Educators Course. 

David A. Rogers, MD, MHPE, FACS, FAAP


Dr. David A. Rogers is a professor in the Departments of Surgery, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Medical Education and Pediatrics and an adjunct appointment in the Collat School of Business. He served as the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the UAB Heersink School of Medicine from 2012 until 2021 and continues to serve as the co-director of the UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy. He was named the UAB Medicine Chief Wellness Officer and was appointed to the W. Stancil Starnes ProAssurance Endowed Chair of Physician Wellness in 2018. Dr. Rogers received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed his general surgery training at the Medical College of Georgia.  He subsequently completed his pediatric general surgery training at the University of Tennessee at Memphis and a pediatric surgery oncology fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  He received a Masters of Health Professions Education degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed the Surgical Education Research Fellowship program sponsored by the Association for Surgical Education. 

Before he began his administrative leadership roles, Dr. Rogers led an active research program in surgical education and served as a surgery clerkship director. He continues to be involved in surgical education and has served as the Course Chair of the American College of Surgeon’s Residents as Teachers and Leaders program and is the Co-Chair of the American College of Surgeons Faculty Development Committee. He also serves as a co-director of the Association for Surgical Education SERF program. A recipient of numerous departmental and institutional teaching awards, Dr. Rogers is a 2012 recipient of an Association for Surgical Education Distinguished Educator Award.

Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE (Med), FACS


Dr. Roy Phitayakorn completed his residency training in general surgery at Case Western Reserve University in 2009 and completed an endocrine surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School with a practice in general surgery and endocrine surgery at the main campus of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Phitayakorn is also the MGH Director of Medical Student Education and Surgical Education Research. He is also the Co-Director of the ACS-accredited MGH Surgical Education and Simulation Research Fellowship program which has approximately two fellows a year.

Dr. Phitayakorn also has a master’s degree in medical education from the University of Illinois at Chicago (MHPE). His MHPE thesis was on phone communication preferences of general surgery residents and attendings and won the best thesis award in 2007 and best presentation at the 2008 MHPE medical education conference. He was the first Surgical Simulation Fellow at the MGH Learning Laboratory and completed a certificate in simulation-based teaching from the MGH Institutes of Health Professions in 2011.

Dr. Phitayakorn is an examination consultant for the American Board of Surgery and develops medical education content for the ACS Resources in Surgical Education website. He is also a faculty member for several national medical education courses and institutions, including the Harvard Macy Institute, the ACS Surgeons as Educators course, the Institute of Medical Simulation, the ACS Surgical Education Principles and Practice course, the ACS CASEL course, and the Harvard Medical School Office of Global Education.

Andre Campbell, MD, FACS, FACP, FCCM, MAMSE


Dr. Campbell is currently Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.  In addition, he is also an attending trauma surgeon at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.  Dr. Campbell attended Harvard University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1980.  He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and received his MD degree in 1985.  His formal training was at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Campbell is fully trained in internal medicine, general surgery, and surgical critical care.  He has been on the faculty at University of California, San Francisco based at San Francisco General Hospital for the past two decades.  His research and clinical interest has been the ICU care of trauma patients, acute lung injury after trauma, the abdominal compartment syndrome, and surgical education.  Dr. Campbell is the one for most decorated surgical educators at UCSF. He has received numerous awards from medical school students at the School of Medicine.  His educational accomplishments have been celebrated both locally at UCSF and nationally.  He was recognized for his educational accomplishments as a founding member of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. In addition, in 2003, he was appointed Endowed Chair of Surgical Education at University of California, San Francisco for two five year terms.  He served as Clerkship Director for the third-year medical student undergraduate education program all the UCSF hospitals over a twenty-year period.   Dr. Campbell has directed the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco for 22 years and has trained many fellows who now practice trauma, surgical critical care and acute care surgery around the United States and the World. In the past, he served as Medical Director of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for 20 years. He was selected to serve on the Verification Review Committee of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. In addition, he serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons Executive Committee and he is now Secretary for the organization. He has served on the ACS/COT Central Committee.  He was given the honor of presenting “The Last Lecture 2016” at UCSF by a majority of students from all five graduate programs.  Dr. Campbell was appointed the Inaugural Vice-Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at in the Department of Surgery at UCSF, School Of Medicine. He has been in the active practice of general surgery, trauma and acute care surgery for over 25 years. Two years ago, he was elected as a full member of the American College of Surgeons Master Surgical Educators. He was recently appointed Adjunct Professor to the Uniform University of the Health Sciences. He is also the author of numerous articles, abstracts and has lectured throughout the United States and around the world.  Dr. Campbell is a master surgeon, teacher, mentor, clinical researcher, and clinical educator in the department of surgery at UCSF.