2015 Health Policy Scholars announced


A total of 17 surgeons will participate in the Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management in June at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, in June.

Each year, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) partners with 16 surgical specialty groups to help design the course and award scholarships to surgeons who are ACS Fellows and members in good standing of these organizations. The scholarships pay for participation in the week-long, intensive course. Each scholar is then expected to provide a year’s service in a health policy-related capacity to the College and the cosponsoring surgical specialty society. See details about the scholarship program and past participants. This year’s awardees are as follows:

  • ACS Health Policy Scholar for General Surgery: Quyen D. Chu, MD, FACS, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
  • ACS Health Policy Scholar for General Surgery: Anathea C. Powell, MD, Phoenix Indian Medical Center, AZ
  • ACS/American Association of Neurological Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Sandi Lam, MD, FACS, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston
  • ACS/American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Health Policy Scholar: Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, FACS, New York Otology, NY; New York Head and Neck Institute, NY
  • ACS/American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Health Policy Scholar: Robert J. Winchell, MD, FACS, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston
  • ACS/American Pediatric Surgery Association Health Policy Scholar: Mike K. Chen, MD, FACS, University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • ACS/American Surgical Association Health Policy Scholar: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • ACS/American Society of Breast Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Veronica Shim, MD, FACS, Kaiser Permanente, Berkeley, CA
  • ACS/American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Fabio Potenti, MD, MBA, FACS, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston
  • ACS/American Society of Plastic Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Bernard T. Lee, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • ACS/American Urogynecologic Society Health Policy Scholar: Tanaz R. Ferzandi, MD, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • ACS/American Urological Association Health Policy Scholar: Norm D. Smith, MD, University of Chicago, IL
  • ACS/Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Health Policy Scholar: Michelle R. Brownstein, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • ACS/New England Society of Surgery Health Policy Scholar: Neal E. Seymour, MD, FACS, Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Health, Springfield, MA
  • ACS/Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Health Policy Scholar: KMarie Reid Lombardo, MD, MS, FACS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • ACS/Society of Thoracic Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Jeremy Conklin, DO, MPH, MBA, Albany Medical Center, NY
  • ACS/Society for Vascular Surgery Health Policy Scholar: Evan C. Lipsitz, MD, FACS, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

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