ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee


Dr. Meredith

J. Wayne Meredith
Trauma, thoracic, and critical care surgery
Richard T. Myers Professor and Chairman, department of surgery; chair of surgery,
Wake Forest School of Medicine; and medical director, The Children’s Institute for Pediatric Trauma
Winston-Salem, NC

Dr. Bailey

H. Randolph Bailey
First Vice-President
Colorectal surgery
Professor of surgery and emeritus program director, University of Texas (UT) colon and rectal surgery residency training program; chief, division of colon and rectal surgery, Memorial Hermann Hospital Texas Medical Center; and deputy chief of surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

Dr. Newman

Lisa A. Newman
Second Vice-President
General surgery
Adjunct professor of breast surgery, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; and director, interdisciplinary breast program; chief, division of breast surgery; and medical director, International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes, Weill Cornell Medicine-New York Presbyterian Hospital Network
New York, NY

Dr. Rusch

Valerie W. Rusch
Immediate Past-President
Cardiothoracic surgery
Vice-chair, clinical research, department of surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers; attending surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and professor of surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Dr. Hughes

Tyler G. Hughes
General surgery
Clinical professor of surgery and director of medical education, Kansas University School of Medicine
Salina, KS

Dr. Nakayama

Don K. Nakayama
Pediatric surgery
Clinical professor, division of pediatric surgery, department of surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Freischlag

Julie A. Freischlag
Vascular surgery
Dean, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Chief Executive Officer, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Dr. Duh

Quan-Yang Duh
First Vice-President-Elect
General surgery
Professor of surgery, division of general surgery, and chief, section of endocrine surgery, University of California, San Francisco; attending surgeon, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Lynn

Richard A. Lynn
Second Vice-President-Elect
General and vascular surgery
Private practice, retired
Palm Beach, FL

Board of Regents

Dr. Levin

L. Scott Levin
Orthopaedic surgery
Paul B. Magnuson Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery; chair, department of orthopaedics; professor of surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and professor of surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Wexner

Steven D. Wexner
Colorectal surgery
Chair, department of colorectal surgery; director, Digestive Disease Institute; and clinical professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston
Weston, FL

Dr. Atala

Anthony Atala
Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, W. Boyce Professor and Chair, department of urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Dr. Atkinson

John L.D. Atkinson
Neurological surgery
Professor of neurosurgery, department of neurological surgery, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Dr. Chagnon

Francoise P. Chagnon
Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery
Associate professor, department of medicine, Université de Montréal, QC; associate professor, department of otolaryngology, McGill University
Montréal, QC

Dr. Copeland

Annesley (AJ) W. Copeland
General surgery
Associate professor of surgery and surgery core clerkship director, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; attending surgeon, Walter Reed Army Medical Center/Walter Reed Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD

Dr. Denneny

James C. Denneny III
Otolaryngology–head and neck surgery
Adjunct professor, clinical otolaryngology, department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine; and adjunct professor, department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Alexandria, VA

Dr. Eberlein

Timothy J. Eberlein
General surgery
Bixby Professor of Surgery and chair of surgery; Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor and director, The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center; and surgeon-in-chief, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Farmer

Diana L. Farmer
Pediatric surgery
Pearl Stamps Stewart Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor and Chair, department of surgery, University  of California (UC), Davis School of Medicine; surgeon-in-chief, UC Davis Children’s Hospital; and chief of surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children
Miami, FL

Board of Regents

Dr. Ford

Henri R. Ford
Pediatric surgery
Dean, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Miami, FL

Dr. Gigantelli

James W. Gigantelli
Professor of ophthalmology and assistant dean of government relations, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Dr. Grondin

Sean C. Grondin
Cardiothoracic surgery
Professor of surgery and head of the department of surgery, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, AB; Calgary Zone Clinical Department Head, Alberta Health Services
Calgary, AB

Dr. Hernandez

Enrique Hernandez
Gynecology (oncology)
The Abraham Roth Professor and Chair, department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science; director, division of gynecologic oncology; and professor of pathology, Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Michelassi

Fabrizio Michelassi
General surgery
Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor and chairman, department of surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College; and surgeon-in-chief, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY

Dr. Napolitano

Lena M. Napolitano
General surgery
Massey Foundation Professor of Surgery; founding division chief, acute care surgery; and director, surgical critical care, department of surgery, University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Phillips

Linda G. Phillips
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Truman G. Blocker, Jr., MD, Distinguished Professor and chief, department of surgery, division of plastic surgery; and professor, School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Dr. Sharp

Kenneth W. Sharp
General surgery
Professor of surgery and vice-chair, department of surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Dr. Sidawy

Anton N. Sidawy
Vascular surgery
Professor & Lewis B. Saltz Chair, department of surgery, George Washington University
Washington, DC

Dr. Stain

Steven C. Stain
General surgery
Henry & Sally Schaffer Chair & Professor, department of surgery, Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY

Dr. Sutton

Beth H. Sutton
General surgery
Private practice
Witchita Falls, TX

Dr. Timmerman

Gary L. Timmerman
General surgery
Attending surgeon, Sanford Surgical Associates; and professor and chair, department of surgery, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota
Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Welsh

David J. Welsh
General surgeryy
Private practice
Batesville, IN

Dr. Wood

Douglas E. Wood
Cardiothoracic surgery
Henry N. Harkins Professor and chair, department of surgery, University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Board of Governors’ Executive Committee

Dr. Weigel

Ronald J. Weigel
Chair, Board of Governors
General surgery
Professor, chair of surgery, and associate vice-president, University of Iowa Health Alliance; and professor of surgery-surgical oncology and endocrine surgery, biochemistry, anatomy and cell biology, and molecular physiology and biophysics, University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Dr. Gantt

Nancy Lynn Gantt
Vice-Chair, Board of Governors
General surgery
Professor of surgery, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown; co-medical director, Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Center
Youngstown, OH

Dr. Campbell

Andre Campbell
Secretary, Board of Governors
General surgery
Professor of surgery, division of general surgery; director, surgery 110 clerkship; and director, surgical critical care fellowship, University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

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