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

Appointment and Welcome to the New Future Trauma Leaders

Term March 2020 through October 2021

The Future Trauma Leaders (FTL) program is a unique way for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) to offer an in-depth training and mentoring opportunity for junior trauma and acute care surgeons (those who are less than five years out from fellowship completion). A competitive application process (advertised in the fall to the COT and AAST/ EAST/WEST members) will be used to solicit candidates to participate in an exciting two-year program. In return for its efforts to grow young surgeons, the COT will benefit from the work the program participants deliver during their research projects and from their participation on COT committees. The FTL Program is a subset of the COT's Mentoring for Excellence in Trauma Surgery (METS) Program.

We are happy to announce the 2020 participants prior to the COT Annual Meeting in March 2020.

Galinos Barmparas, MD, FACS, Los Angeles CA

Galinos Barmparas, MD, FACS
Los Angeles, CA

Angela M. Ingraham, MD, FACS, Madison, WI

Angela M. Ingraham, MD, FACS
Madison, WI


Meera Kotagal, MD, Cincinnati, OH

Meera Kotagal, MD
Cincinnati, OH

Elizabeth P. Scherer, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX

Elizabeth P. Scherer, MD, FACS
San Antonio, TX


For any additional questions about the program, please visit the FTL Program or contact cot@facs.org.