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Society of Surgical Chairs

The Society of Surgical Chairs (SSC) is an international organization comprised of chairs of departments of surgery and surgical specialty departments of medical schools, academic medical centers, and teaching hospitals of the United States and Canada. The purpose of the SSC is to advance the academic surgery missions of administration, research, teaching, and patient care. The SSC is a managed program of the American College of Surgeons.

History of the Founding of the Society of Surgical Chairmen by Jonathan E. Rhoads
Transactions & Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. 1982 Jun; 4(2):87-97.

SSC Membership Directory

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SSC Annual Meeting

Save the date! The SSC Annual Meeting will take place on October 27, 2019, in San Francisco, CA.

Women's Committee

Save the date! The SSC Women's Committee spring leadership event will take place on Tuesday evening April 9, 2019, and all day on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Dallas, TX, preceding the ASA Annual Meeting.

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Mentorship Program

Save the date! The SSC Mentorship Meeting will take place Sunday, October 27, 2019, in the San Francisco, CA.

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Photos from the 2017 Annual Meeting

(L to R): Anne C. Mosenthal, MD, FACS; Todd K. Rosengart, MD, FACS; Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS; Kelly M. McMasters, MD, FACS; Robert S. G. Higgins, MD, FACS

2017 and 2018 SSC Officers

(L to R): Anne C. Mosenthal, MD, FACS; Todd K. Rosengart, MD, FACS; Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS; Kelly M. McMasters, MD, FACS; Robert S. G. Higgins, MD, FACS
SSC Members
SSC Members
Kelly M. McMasters, MD, FACS, 2018 SSC President
Kelly M. McMasters, MD, FACS, 2018 SSC President
(L to R) Drs. Patricia L. Turner, J. David Richardson, Anne C. Mosenthal
(L to R): Drs. Patricia L. Turner, J. David Richardson, Anne C. Mosenthal
E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS, SSC Past-President 2012
E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS, SSC Past-President 2012
Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, SSC Past-President 2010
Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, SSC Past-President 2010