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Disclosure information for SRGS Editorial Board members for 2021:
Nita Ahuja, MD, FACS (Nothing to disclose)
Patrice Blair, MPH (Nothing to disclose)
LD Britt, MD, MPH, FACS (Nothing to disclose)
Karen Deveney, MD, FACS (Nothing to disclose)
Michael B. Edye, MD, FACS (Nothing to disclose)
Jean C. Emond, MD, FACS (Nothing to disclose)
Liane Feldman, MD, FACS (Honorarium–Theator)
Lewis M. Flint, MD, FACS (Nothing to disclose)
Donald E. Fry, MD, FACS (Speaker honoraria–Becton Dickinson; Consulting fees–Prescient Surgical Co.; Research funding, honoraria–IrriMax Corporation)
Amy L. Halverson, MD, FACS (Nothing to disclose)
Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS (Nothing to disclose)
Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS (Honorarium–Diagnostic Green and Medtronic; Educational grants–Stryker Medical and KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc.)
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC (Nothing to disclose)
Eduardo de Santibañes, MD, PhD, FACS (Nothing to disclose)
Nathaniel J. Soper, MD, FACS (Stock options–Flex Dex, Inc., MeshSuture, Inc., Miret Surgical, Inc.)
Steven Steinberg, MD, FACS (Nothing to disclose)
Girma Tefera, MD, FACS (Nothing to disclose)
Christopher B. Weldon, MD, PhD, FACS (Nothing to disclose)
Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD (Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Glasg)(Hon) (Consulting fees–Covidien, Intuitive Surgical, Regenesis, KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., and Stryker Medical; Royalties–Covidien, Intuitive Surgical, and KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc.)
Heather Yeo, MD, FACS (Stock options–Survivornet)