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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

Suite 101
2420 Athania Parkway
Metairie LA, 70001
United States

Meeting Information

Chapter Meeting: February 25-27, 2016
Eilan Hotel & Spa
18603 La Cantera Terrace San Antonio, TX, 78256
United States

Contact Janna Pecquet
Phone 504-841-0145


Mary J. Edwards, MD FACS
Specialty Society Governor|10/07/2015 - 10/24/2018

Ricardo David Martinez, MD FACS
Governor|11/24/2014 - 10/24/2018

John Patrick Walker, MD FACS
Governor|10/07/2015 - 10/24/2018

Tien C. Ko, MD FACS
President|02/01/2015 - 02/28/2017

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

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

Kent Roderick Van Sickle, MD FACS
Secretary/Treasurer|02/01/2015 - 02/28/2018

J. Scott Thomas, MD FACS
President Elect|02/01/2015 - 02/28/2017

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

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 - 10/24/2018

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

Robert Owens Carpenter, MD FACS
YFA Chapter Representative|02/01/2015 - 01/31/2016

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

Tien C. Ko, MD FACS
Governor|10/05/2012 - 10/24/2018

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

Brian Richard Davis, MD FACS
CoC State Chair|07/01/2015 - 07/01/2018

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