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Message from the Editor

Amalia Stefanou

Happy Fall Everyone!

I am looking forward the Annual Clinical Congress and hope you are as well. This is a special edition of the YFA newsletter to remind everyone about several special sessions that are especially geared towards young fellows.

Please make an effort to stop at our YFA panel to learn about ongoing projects and how to get involved. We on the Governing Council look forward to meeting with everyone and getting new ideas about how we, as young fellows, can develop programs to support each other. Events span the entire conference, and many are co-sponsored by other committees, showing the continued strong presence of young fellows within the college.

Amalia Stefanou, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Editor, YFA E-News
Detroit, MI

YFA Welcomes New Leaders

The YFA is pleased to announce our Chair-Elect, Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, professor of surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University. Thank you to all who voted, and to Joshua Mammen, MD, FACS, for a well-run campaign and election. Congratulations and welcome!

The YFA has accepted four new members to the Governing Council as of this October:

Christopher DuCoin, MD, FACS
Ankush Gosain, MD, FACS
Nicholas Mouawad, MD, FACS
Cynthia Talley, MD, FACS

Please help us thank retiring Governing Council members:

Adnan Alseidi, MD, FACS, outgoing chair
Joseph DuBose, MD, FACS
John Elfar, MD, FACS
Daniel Klaristenfeld, MD, FACS, outgoing Advocacy & Issues Workgroup Chair

YFA also welcomes new liaisons to our leadership team. For the most part, these liaisons will serve three-year terms starting this October. 

David O'Connor, MD, FACS--Committee on Perioperative Care
Sean Langenfeld, MD, FACS--Committee on Video Based Education
Angela Ingraham, MD, FACS--Surgical Care Delivery
Xu'an Wang, MD, FACS--Surgical Training
Farrell Adkins, MD, FACS--Rural Surgery