American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Louisiana Chapter

Founded on January 28, 1952, the Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (LA-ACS), as of 2014, has 530 total active members. Each January, approximately 125 surgeons attend the LA-ACS/SAL (Surgical Association of Louisiana) Annual Meeting held in New Orleans. The meeting features guest speakers, abstract presentations, a resident Surgical Jeopardy competition, and a poster competition. In 2014 the Louisiana Chapter founded two new committees: The Chapter Young Fellows Association and The Women in Surgery Committee. To join these committees, or for additional information about LA-ACS, please visit


Janna Pecquet
Executive Director|10/26/2001 - 01/01/2050

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

Benjamin D. L. Li, MD FACS
Governor|10/28/2011 - 10/25/2017

William Shattuck Richardson, MD FACS
Governor|10/10/2013 - 10/31/2016

Navdeep Singh Samra, MBBS
Young Fellow Rep|01/17/2014 - 02/17/2017

Lance Eugene Stuke, MD FACS
Young Fellow Rep|01/17/2014 - 02/17/2017

Quyen D. Chu, MD FACS
CoC State Chair|01/01/2014 - 01/01/2017

Juan C. Duchesne, MD FACS
COT State Provincial Chair|07/16/2012 - 07/16/2018