Eighteen surgeons participate in 2013 Health Policy Scholarship program

A total of 18 ACS Health Policy Scholars  participated in the Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, in June. Each scholar who participated in the weeklong intensive course is required to  serve for one year in a health policy-related capacity to the College and the surgical specialty society cosponsoring the awardee.

The recipients of this year’s scholarships are as follows:

  • ACS Health Policy Scholar for General Surgery: John A. Aucar, MD, FACS, EmCare Acute Care Surgery, Dallas, TX
  • ACS Health Policy Scholar for General Surgery: Jo Carol Hiatt, MD, FACS, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Pasadena
  • ACS/American Association of Neurological Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Paul L. Penar, MD, FACS, University of Vermont, Burlington
  • ACS/American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Health Policy Scholar: Robert Lorenz, MD, FACS, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
  • ACS/American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Health Policy Scholar: Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, FACS, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • ACS/American Pediatric Surgery Association Health Policy Scholar: Steven Teich, MD, FACS, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • ACS/American Surgical Association Health Policy Scholar: Peter W. T. Pisters, MD, FACS, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • ACS/American Society of Breast Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: David Pearlstone, MD, FACS, Hackensack (NJ) University Medical Center
  • ACS/American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Maher A. Abbas, MD, FACS, FASCR, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Los Angeles
  • ACS/American Society of Plastic Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: C. Bob Basu, MD, MPH, FACS, Basu Plastic Surgery and Institute of Advanced Breast Reconstruction, Houston, TX
  • ACS/American Urogynecologic Society Health Policy Scholar: Steven Minaglia, MD, FACS, FACOG, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
  • ACS/American Urological Association Health Policy Scholar: Mark T. Edney, MD, FACS, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, MD
  • ACS/American Urological Association Health Policy Scholar: Eugene Y. Rhee, MD, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, San Diego
  • ACS/Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Health Policy Scholar: Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • ACS/New England Society of Surgery Health Policy Scholar: Michael P. Hirsh, MD, FACS, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, Worcester
  • ACS/Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Health Policy Scholar: Matthew Hutter, MD, FACS, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • ACS/Society of Thoracic Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Paul D. Robison, MD, FACS, Alexian Brothers Health System, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • ACS/Society for Vascular Surgery Health Policy Scholar: Matthew W. Mell, MD, MS, FACS, Stanford (CA) University

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