Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, and L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, were elected Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the Board of Regents (B/R) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) at the conclusion of Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA.
A general surgeon in private practice in Wichita Falls, TX, Dr. Sutton has been a Fellow of the College since 1984 and has held several leadership roles within the ACS. She has been a member of the B/R since 2012 and served on the Board of Governors (B/G) Executive Committee (2008–2010) and as a Governor at-Large from the North Texas Chapter (2004–2010).
As B/R Chair, Dr. Sutton will work closely with ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, and will chair the Regents’ Finance and Executive Committees. The College’s 23-member B/R formulates policy and is ultimately responsible for managing the affairs of the College. The Board members’ diversity and variety of experiences and interests enable the Regents to represent views related to myriad issues in contemporary surgery.
Other professional roles
At present, Dr. Sutton serves on the ACS Committee on Health Care Disparities, the Advisory Council for General Surgery, the Committee on Transition to Practice (Mastery in General Surgery), the Committee on Preceptorship for Practicing Surgeons, and the Committee on Professional Opportunities for Senior Members. She also is Regent Liaison to the Committee on Trauma and on the faculty for the ACS Surgeons as Leaders course.
Beyond her roles with the College, Dr. Sutton is a past-president of the Texas Surgical Society (2007) and the Association of Women Surgeons (1999). She is a member of the Western Surgical Association, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American Thyroid Association, Southwestern Surgical Congress, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Southern Surgical Association, Texas Medical Association, and the Wichita County Medical Society. She has been named a Distinguished Alumna in General Surgery, Scott and White Memorial Hospital Graduate Medical Education Program (2008), and listed among the Best Doctors in America (1996–present).
Dr. Levin elected Vice-Chair
Dr. Levin is the Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery and chair, department of orthopaedic surgery, and professor of surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia. He is medical director, Penn Musculoskeletal and Rheumatology Service Line, and director, hand transplant program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
A Fellow of the College since 1996, Dr. Levin was elected to the B/R in 2012 and has served on the B/R Executive Committee since 2018. Among his ACS leadership positions, he is Past-Chair of the ACS Advisory Council for Orthopaedic Surgery (2008−2012), served on the B/G (2006−2012), and is a member of the Health Policy and Advocacy Group (2017−present).
View the full roster of 2019–2020 Regents, Officers, and B/G Executive Committee.