At Clinical Congress 2017, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Archives continued its Past-Presidents Oral History Project. This project is designed to capture an official, historical record of ACS Past-Presidents and reflections on their careers and time serving as President of the ACS. The Archives seeks to include the voices of all the living Past-Presidents in a collection that is intended to be recognized and researched for years to come.
The 2017 interviews captured the thoughts and reflections of the four most recent ACS Presidents (one-year terms, 2013–2017, respectively): Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA; Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Boston, MA; J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY; and Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, FACS, Galveston, TX. These video interviews provide insight into their careers, interests, and impressions of the College and its significance to the field of surgery.
These interviews, as well as the entire collection of oral histories on the ACS Archives Catalog, are available online by clicking on the “Oral Histories” featured category. Send any questions or comments to ACS Archivist Meghan Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.