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Editors of the Bulletin

The American College of Surgeons is dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.

Letters to the Editor should be sent with the writer’s name, address, email address, and daytime telephone number via email to nboden@facs.org, or via mail to Natalie Boden, Director, Division of Integrated Communications, American College of Surgeons, 633 N. Saint Clair St., Chicago, IL 60611. Letters may be edited for length or clarity. Permission to publish letters is assumed unless the author indicates otherwise.

DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS

Natalie Boden, MBA

Senior Graphic Designer/Production Manager

Tina Woelke

Senior Editor

Tony Peregrin

Digital Managing Editor

Matthew Fox, MSHC

Editorial & Production Associate

Jen Moran, MPP

Editorial Advisors

Danielle A. Katz, MD, FACS
Dhiresh Rohan Jeyarajah, MD, FACS
Crystal N. Johnson-Mann, MD, FACS
Mark W. Puls, MD, FACS
Bryan K. Richmond, MD, FACS
Marshall Z. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Anton N. Sidawy, MD, FACS
Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS
Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons (ISSN 0002-8045) is published monthly by the American College of Surgeons, 633 N. Saint Clair St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60611-3295. It is distributed without charge to Fellows, Associate Fellows, Resident and Medical Student Members, and Affiliate Members. Periodicals postage paid at Chicago, IL, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 3251 Riverport Lane, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Canadian Publications Mail Agreement No. 40035010. Canada returns to: Station A, PO Box 54, Windsor, ON N9A 6J5.

The American College of Surgeons headquarters is located at
633 N. Saint Clair St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60611-3295; tel. 312-202‑5000; toll-free: 800-621-4111; email: postmaster@facs.org; website: facs.org. The Washington Office is located at 20 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC. 20001-6701; tel. 202‑337-2701. 

Unless specifically stated otherwise, the opinions expressed and statements made in this publication reflect the authors’ personal observations and do not imply endorsement by nor official policy of the American College of Surgeons.

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