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Officers and Staff of the American College of Surgeons

May 2022 | Volume 107, Number 5

Officers

President

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS

Winston-Salem, NC

Immediate Past-President

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS

Winston-Salem, NC

First Vice-President

Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS

San Francisco, CA

Second Vice-President

Richard A. Lynn, MD, FACS

Palm Beach, FL

Secretary

Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS

Salina, KS

Treasurer

Don K. Nakayama, MD, MBA, FACS

Chapel Hill, NC

Executive Director

Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS 

Chicago, IL

Chief Financial Officer

Gay L. Vincent, CPA, MBA

Chicago, IL

Officers-Elect

(take office October 2022)

President-Elect

E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS

Columbus, OH

First Vice-President-Elect

Mary E. Fallat, MD, FACS

Louisville, KY

Second Vice-President-Elect

Anne G. Rizzo, MD, FACS

Sayre, PA

Board of Regents

Chair

Anton N. Sidawy, MD, FACS

Washington, DC

Vice-Chair

Linda G. Phillips, MD, FACS

Galveston, TX

Anthony Atala, MD, FACS

Winston-Salem, NC

Carol L. Brown, MD, FACS

New York, NY

Francoise P. Chagnon, MD, FACS

Montreal, QC

Annesley W. Copeland, MD, FACS

Bethesda, MD

James C. Denneny III, MD, FACS

Alexandria, VA

Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS

Saint Louis, MO

Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS

Sacramento, CA

James W. Fleshman Jr., MD, FACS

Dallas, TX

James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS

Huntington, WV

Sean C. Grondin, MD, MPH, FACS

Calgary, AB

Andrea Hayes, MD, FACS

Chapel Hill, NC

Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS

New York, NY

Lena M. Napolitano, MD, FACS

Ann Arbor, MI

Mark T. Savarise, MD, FACS

South Jordan, UT

Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS

Nashville, TN

Steven C. Stain, MD, FACS

Burlington, MA

Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS

Sioux Falls, SD

Shelly D. Timmons, MD, FACS

Indianapolis, IN

David J. Welsh, MD, FACS

Batesville, IN

Philip R. Wolinsky, MD, FACS

Sacramento, CA

Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS

Seattle, WA

Board of Governors/Executive Committee

CHAIR

Danielle Saunders Walsh, MD, FACS, FAAP

Greenville, NC

Vice-Chair

Ross F. Goldberg, MD, FACS

Scottsdale, AZ

Secretary

Oscar D. Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, FACS

Nashville, TN

Cherisse D. Berry, MD, FACS

New York, NY

Shannon M. Foster, MD, FACS

Reading, PA

Lillian S. Kao, MD, FACS

Houston, TX

Deepak G. Nair, MD, FACS

Sarasota, FL

Maie A. St. John, MD, PhD, FACS

Los Angeles, CA

Advisory Council to the Board of Regents

(Past-Presidents)

Kathryn D. Anderson, MD, FACS

Eastvale, CA

W. Gerald Austen, MD, FACS

Boston, MA

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS

Houston, TX

L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM

Norfolk, VA

John L. Cameron, MD, FACS

Baltimore, MD

Edward M. Copeland III, MD, FACS

Gainesville, FL

A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS

Wellesley, MA

R. Scott Jones, MD, FACS

Charlottesville, VA

Edward R. Laws, MD, FACS

Boston, MA

Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS

Seattle, WA

LaMar S. McGinnis Jr., MD, FACS

Atlanta, GA

David G. Murray, MD, FACS

Syracuse, NY

Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS

Syracuse, NY

Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS

Seattle, WA

Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS

New York, NY

Richard R. Sabo, MD, FACS

Bozeman, MT

Courtney M. Townsend Jr., MD, FACS

Galveston, TX

Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS

Boston, MA

Executive Staff

Division of Advocacy and Health Policy

Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Quality and Health Policy

Patrick V. Bailey, MD, MLS, FACS

Medical Director, Advocacy

Christian Shalgian

Director

American College of Surgeons Foundation

Shane Hollett

Executive Director

Alliance/American College of Surgeons CANCER Research Program

Kelly K. Hunt, MD, FACS

Chair

Convention and Meetings

Cindy Kennedy Airhart, CAE

Director

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Cie Armstead, MPA, DBA

Director

Bonnie Simpson Mason, MD, FAAOS

Medical Director

Division of Education

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Director

Executive Services

Connie Bura

Chief of Staff

Lynese Kelley

Director, Leadership Operations

Finance and Facilities

Gay L. Vincent, CPA, MBA

Director

Human Resources and Operations

Michelle McGovern, MSHRIR, CPSP

Director

Information Technology

Brian Harper

Director

Division of Integrated Communications

Natalie Boden, MBA

Director, Internal Communications

Brian Edwards, MBA

Chief, External Communications

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS

Editor-in-Chief

Division of Member Services

Michael J. Sutherland, MD, FACS

Director

M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Military Health Systems Strategic Partnership

Girma Tefera, MD, FACS

Director, Operation Giving Back

Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care

Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS

Director

Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Cancer

Eileen M. Bulger, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Trauma