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South Texas Chapter

Founded in 1970, the South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, as of 2014, has 2634 members. The mission of the South Texas Chapter is to provide education and advocacy for members so that they may deliver optimal care to surgical patients in South Texas. The Chapter Executive Council includes officers, councilors, committee members, Governors of the College and past presidents. Councilors include membership from four districts in South Texas: Texas Eastern (Houston, Galveston & Beaumont), South Texas (San Antonio & the Valley), Texas Hill Country (Austin & Temple) and West Texas (El Paso). Ten surgical training programs participate at the February South Texas Annual Meeting. Each training program takes a turn “hosting” the annual meeting by providing a speaker to the yearly Pokorny Lecture, along with a presenter on ethics. The annual meeting also features abstract presentations, a resident Surgical Jeopardy competition, and a skills competition. For additional information joining the South Texas Chapter, or to become involved on a chapter committee, please visit


Ricardo David Martinez, MD FACS

Taylor Sohn Riall, MD FACS
Specialty Society Governor|10/29/2014 - 10/25/2017

J. Scott Thomas, MD FACS
Secretary/Treasurer|01/01/2014 - 01/01/2016

Samual Robert Todd, MD FACS FCCM
Specialty Society Governor|10/28/2011 - 10/25/2017

Janna Pecquet
Executive Director|10/01/2006 - 01/01/2050

Alan Henry Tyroch, MD FACS
President|01/01/2013 - 01/01/2016

Tien C. Ko, MD FACS
President Elect|01/01/2013 - 01/01/2016

Daniel J. Frey, MD FACS
HPAC Region Chief|10/01/2011 -

Jeffrey Allen Bailey, MD FACS
Specialty Society Governor|10/28/2011 - 10/25/2017

David H. Berger, MD MHCM FACS
Specialty Society Governor|10/05/2012 - 10/08/2015

Mary Lynn Brandt, MD FACS
Governor|10/10/2013 - 10/31/2016

Michael Coburn, MD FACS
Specialty Society Governor|10/16/2009 - 10/08/2015

Brian Richard Davis, MD FACS
Young Fellow Rep|01/01/2013 - 01/31/2016

Daniel Lawrence Dent, MD FACS
Governor|10/10/2013 - 10/31/2016

Tien C. Ko, MD FACS
Governor|10/05/2012 - 10/08/2015

William Roy Smythe, MD FACS
Governor|10/16/2009 - 10/08/2015

Alan Henry Tyroch, MD FACS
Governor|10/16/2009 - 10/08/2015

Alex B. Valadka, MD FACS
Specialty Society Governor|10/28/2011 - 10/25/2017

Alan Henry Tyroch, MD FACS
COT State Provincial Chair|03/21/2011 - 03/21/2017

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