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Nominations for ACS Board of Regents, Officers-Elect Due February 21

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2020 Nominating Committee of the Fellows (NCF) and the Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors (NCBG) will be selecting nominees for leadership positions in the College. The deadline for submitting nominations is February 21.

The 2020 NCF will select nominees for the three Officer-Elect positions of the ACS:

  • President-Elect
  • First Vice-President-Elect
  • Second Vice-President-Elect

The 2020 NCBG will select nominees for pending vacancies on the Board of Regents to be filled at Clinical Congress 2020. Nominations are open to surgeons of all specialties, but particular consideration will be given this nomination cycle to Fellows in the following specialties:

  • Burns and critical care surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Transplant surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Vascular surgery

For information only, the members of the Board of Regents who will be considered for reelection are Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS, a general surgeon from Sioux Falls, SD, and Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, a cardiothoracic surgeon from Seattle, WA.

Visit the Bulletin website for a list of criteria for each nominating committee, as well as details on how to submit a nomination and the nomination process.

Nominations may be submitted to If you have any questions, contact Emily Kalata, Staff Liaison for the NCF and NCBG, at 312-202-5360 or

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