December 1, 2022
At the October 19 ACS Annual Business Meeting of Members in San Diego, CA, Sherry M. Wren, MD, FACS, FCS(ECSA), a general surgeon in Palo Alto, CA, was elected as ACS Secretary. She replaces Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS, who served as Secretary from 2019 to 2022. Dr. Wren is the second woman to hold this position, following Kathryn Anderson, MD, FACS, who served as Secretary from 1992 to 2001.
Dr. Wren is a professor of surgery (general surgery) at Stanford Health Care, part of the adult healthcare delivery system of Stanford Medicine, CA. She specializes in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancer, including stomach, pancreas, intestinal, and colon and rectal cancers.
In addition, Dr. Wren is intimately involved with humanitarian and global surgery, managing educational partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa and serving as faculty fellow of the Stanford Center for Innovation and Global Health. In 2017, Dr. Wren received the ACS/Pfizer International Surgical Volunteerism Award for her work providing surgery services and preparing surgeons to deliver international humanitarian aid.
An ACS Fellow since 1997, Dr. Wren has held several roles within the College. She was an ACS Governor from 2008 to 2014, wherein she served on the Board of Governors Committee on Socioeconomic Issues, the Committee on Surgical Practices, and the Committee to Study the Fiscal Affairs of the College. In addition, she was Vice-Chair of the ACS Women in Surgery Committee from 2005 to 2011 and a specialty society representative to the ACS Advisory Council for General Surgery.
At the local level, Dr. Wren served as President of the ACS Northern California Chapter (2008–2009), in addition to other roles within the chapter.