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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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The House of Surgery

For surgeons in all specialties, practice configurations, & career stages

The House of Surgery

In the House of Surgery podcast series, surgeons in all specialties, practice configurations, career stages, and locations describe their success stories, advice, challenges they’ve overcome, and words of inspiration. Some of the content was previously released in other formats; some is original for this podcast series.

The House of Surgery will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean, iHeartRadio, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Latest Episodes

Episode 5: 2022 ACS Drake Lecture by Dr. James Drake

This episode features Dr. James Drake, a pediatric neurosurgeon from the University of Toronto in Canada, and son of Charles G. Drake for whom the Clinical Congress lecture was named. During the lecture this past October, Dr. James Drake provided a history of his father’s legacy as a pioneer in adult neurological surgery and world expert in vascular malformations of the brain … along the way discovering new things about his father’s career, relationships, and work philosophies.

Episode 4: 2022 ACS Gibbon Lecture by Dr. Gail Darling

This episode features Dr. Gail Darling from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who delivered the Gibbon Lecture at Clinical Congress 2022. In her lecture, Dr. Darling offered her experiences with a new process for Morbidity and Mortality Conferences that provides a safe environment to discuss adverse events and focus on system issues rather than pointing fingers at individuals.

Episode 3: 2022 ACS Martin Memorial Lecture by Dr. David Hoyt

This episode features Dr. David Hoyt, who was Executive Director of the ACS for 12 years until his retirement at the end of 2021. Dr. Hoyt delivered the Martin Memorial Lecture at Clinical Congress 2022, providing an overview of the ACS’s historical commitment to patient care and quality, and describing how science and data are the foundation for how surgeons will treat patients going forward.

Episode 2: Fireside Chat with Dr. Patricia Turner

This episode features a Fireside Chat with ACS Executive Director and CEO Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, a general surgeon with minimally invasive expertise. Dr. Turner shares career advice and explains how has navigated her roles as a surgeon, scientist, academician, and busy executive. She also answers questions from the audience who participated in the program in early November 2022.

Episode 1: Our Professional Journey: Surgeons United

This episode features Dr. Christopher Ellison, who was installed during Clinical Congress 2022 in San Diego as the American College of Surgeons 103rd President. Shortly afterward, he delivered his Presidential Address, Our Professional Journey: Surgeons United.

The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the participants and not necessarily that of the ACS.