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Dr. Patricia L. Turner Assumes Role as ACS Executive Director

January 4, 2022

Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, formally assumed the role of ACS Executive Director on January 1, ushering in a new era of leadership for the world's premier educational and professional society for surgeons.

"The ACS represents the entire House of Surgery, and it's an honor to steer this incredible organization with a rich history of leadership in our field, especially at this critical time in healthcare," said Dr. Turner, who is a general surgeon and specializes in minimally invasive surgery. "As surgeons, we thrive on innovation, collaboration, creativity, and—above all—caring for our patients. I look forward to applying the skills and work ethic I developed in the operating room to the organization that is so important to our members and the millions of patients we care for every year."

As part of her role as Executive Director, Dr. Turner will author the "Executive Director's Update" column in the monthly Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. You are invited to read her inaugural column, in which she provides additional thoughts on her role, the challenges of today and tomorrow, and how the ACS can lead the way to a brighter future for surgery.

Watch Dr. Turner discuss her career journey, as well as her commitment to working with and for ACS Fellows for the betterment of the House of Surgery, in the following brief video message.