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

Louisiana Chapter

Louisiana Chapter was 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

Membership in the American College of Surgeons does not include automatic enrollment in the local chapter. Please complete the Louisiana Chapter membership application online or contact the chapter administrator/executive director listed below to join your chapter today! For more information about the chapter visit the Louisiana Chapter website.

Chapter Contact

Janna Pecquet
Executive Director

Phone: (504) 841-0145

Website URL:

2213 Danny Park
Metairie LA, 70001
United States

Meeting Information

LA-ACS Annual Meeting: January 17-19, 2020
Ritz Carlton
921 Canal Street New Orleans, LA, 70112

Contact: Janna Pecquet
Phone: (504) 841-0145

Chapter Leadership

Juan C. Duchesne, MD FACS

Quyen D. Chu, MD FACS
President Elect

Donnie F. Aultman, MD FACS

Lance Eugene Stuke, MD FACS

John Patrick Hunt III, MD FACS

Gazi Baderkhan Zibari, MD FACS

Ghali Elias Ghali, DDS MD FRCS(Ed) FACS
Specialty Society Governor

Quyen D. Chu, MD FACS
CoC State Chair

Christopher DuCoin, MD FACS
YFA Chapter Representative

Lance Eugene Stuke, MD FACS
YFA Chapter Representative