North Carolina Surgeon Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, Elected Chair of ACS Board of Regents
CHICAGO (December 1, 2014): Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, has been elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
South Dakota Surgeon Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS, Receives Appreciation Award for Service to the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors
CHICAGO (November 20, 2014): Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS was recently honored with an appreciation award for his many years of dedicated service to the ACS Board of Governors. Dr. Timmerman concluded his tenure as Chair of the Board of Governors during this year’s Clinical Congress.
Kentucky Surgeon J. David Richardson, MD, FACS is American College of Surgeons President-Elect
CHICAGO (November 12, 2014): J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, professor of surgery and vice-chairman, Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine was elected President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons last month during the College’s Annual Business Meeting that was held during its 2014 Clinical Congress in San Francisco.
Surgeons Employ Two New Computer Imaging Approaches to Accurately Measure Breast Tumors and Chronic Wounds
SAN FRANCISCO (October 30, 2014): Surgeons are tweaking existing computer technologies to enhance their visualization of cancerous tumors and persistent wounds according to two studies presented this week at the 2014 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.
Breast and Colorectal Cancers Remain More Aggressive in Children
SAN FRANCISCO (October 29, 2014): Breast and colorectal cancers rarely occur in children, but when they do, these conditions are more precarious, according to a pair of National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) studies presented this week at the 2014 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Injury Prevention Intervention Cuts Distracted Driving in Half, According To Trauma Surgeons
SAN FRANCISCO (October 28, 2014): A simple intervention designed to raise awareness about the use of communication devices while driving reduced the incidence of distracted driving by 50 percent in hospital personnel, according to findings from a single site study presented today at the 2014 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Poor Access to General Surgeons Increases the Risk of a Ruptured Appendix for Many Young Children in North Carolina
SAN FRANCISCO (October 28, 2014): Delayed treatment for appendicitis can often lead to a ruptured appendix. That’s exactly what is more likely to happen to many children in North Carolina if they have to delay getting treatment because of poor access to general surgeons, according to new study findings presented this week at the American College of Surgeons 2014 Clinical Congress.
Universal Helmet Laws Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Motorcyclists, According To Trauma Surgeons
SAN FRANCISCO (October 28, 2014, 5:45 pm): Young motorcycle riders are significantly less likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) if they live in a state with universal motorcycle helmet laws instead of a state with age-restricted ones, according to new findings presented today at the 2014 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
A New Frailty Test Predicts Risk of Poor Outcomes in Elderly Patients Undergoing Total Joint Replacement Operations
SAN FRANCISCO (October 28, 2014, 6:00 pm): A simplified frailty index created by surgeons at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich., is a reliable tool for assessing risk of mortality and serious complications in older patients considering total hip and knee replacement procedures, according to new study findings presented today at the 2014 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
ACS Honors Four Members with Surgical Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards
On October 28, 2014, four members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) were named recipients of the 2014 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards in recognition of their selfless efforts as volunteer surgeons who provide care to medically underserved patients, domestically and abroad.