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Southwest Missouri Chapter

The Southwest Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons was chartered in 1953 in order to bring together Fellows in southwest Missouri. The purpose of the chapter is to foster a close relationship with local Fellows of the College, to provide advocacy for surgeons and patients, to sponsor continuing education for chapter members, and to serve as a liaison to the American College of Surgeons. The Chapter sponsors fall and spring meetings, held in either Joplin or Springfield, Missouri, in order to encourage collegiality among members and to provide educational activities highlighting advances in surgical procedures.


Alan Morrow Buchele, MD FACS
President Elect|01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

Marcus Alan Henderson, DO FACS
President|01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

Troy Lee Spilde, MD FACS
Secretary|01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

James W. Gigantelli, MD FACS
HPAC Region Chief|10/01/2011 -

Michael E. Ashley, MD FACS
Governor|10/10/2013 - 10/31/2016

Cathy Leiboult
Administrator|01/10/2006 - 01/01/2050