Archive for September, 2014

Dr. Codman

Headstone honoring Ernest A. Codman, MD, FACS, placed at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Leaders of the American College of Surgeons and several other medical organizations gathered July 22 to place a memorial headstone at the previously unmarked interment site of Ernest Amory Codman, MD, FACS.

Surgeons influence AMA policy

The annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates took place June 7–11 in Chicago, IL. More than 800 delegates as well as alternate delegates converged on the Windy City to consider and adopt policy for the AMA.

Participating at the Iowa forum (from left): Philip R. Caropreso, MD, FACS, general surgeon, clinical professor of surgery, UICCM; Dr. Scott-Conner; Richard A. Sidwell, MD, FACS, Committee on Trauma State Provincial Chair, and Past-President, Iowa Chapter; Dr. Hoyt; Keith J. Mueller, PhD, Gerhard Hartman Professor and Chair, department of health management and policy, UI College of Public Health; Jennifer Vermeer, MPA, former Medicaid Director, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise; Timothy A. Breon, MD, FACS, general surgeon, Mahaska Health Partnership; Dr. Weigel; and K. John Hartman, MD, FACS, President, Iowa Chapter.

ACS, Iowa health care leaders at IQ Forum focus on rural surgery

The College hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Iowa, June 27, in Des Moines—the 19th stop in a series of national discussions on how quality improvement efforts enhance surgical patient safety and reduce costs.

Board of Governors pillars improve productivity, communication: An update

An update on each of the Board of Governors’ Pillars is provided including a summary of notable activities and accomplishments over the last year.

Apply for ACS Fellowship and take the next big step in your career

Surgeons who are committed to pursuing professional excellence as individual surgeons and as members of the surgical community are encouraged to apply now for Fellowship in the organization.

ACS in the News

This summary provides excerpts from news stories covered by external media outlets from March through July 2014 that mention key ACS activities and initiatives.

Applications now being accepted for 2015 Faculty Research Fellowships honoring ACS leaders

The ACS is offering two-year faculty research fellowships for surgeons entering academic careers in surgery or a surgical specialty, including a newly established Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship.

The Golden Temple in Kyoto.

Report of the 2014 ACS Traveling Fellow to Japan

As the 2014 ACS Traveling Fellow to Japan, John T. Mullen, MD, FACS, offers details about his personal and scientific interactions with Japanese colleagues.


A correction is noted for the article “The ACS Accredited Education Institutes Fellowship Program: Training leaders in simulation-based education” published in the July Bulletin.


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