Archive for January, 2021

Prophylactic hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in gastric cancer

Gastric cancer is an aggressive malignancy with poor overall survival rates as a result, in part, of its predilection for peritoneal dissemination. Peritoneal metastasis (PM) is found in up to 55 to 60 percent of patients at the time of diagnosis by imaging or staging laparoscopy.1,2 In addition, despite multimodality therapy, peritoneal recurrence occurs in […]

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NCDB trends in young women with metastatic breast cancer diagnosis since screening guideline changes were instituted

Early detection of breast cancer by mammography allows women to access more favorable treatment options and has resulted in an overall reduction in mortality of approximately 20 percent to 40 percent and improved survival.1 In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed breast cancer screening guidelines for mammograms from every one year to […]

We need to talk: Study highlights effort to overcome language barriers in surgical patient care

This article focuses on the results of the Clinician Cultural and Linguistic Assessment and the benefits for enhanced patient care by residents who are multilingual.

UVA makes progress in supporting and retaining a diverse surgical trainee population

Efforts over the last three years at the University of Virginia to improve the climate supporting a diverse and equitable setting for surgical trainees are identified.

 

No scalpel required: When orthopaedic surgery was conservative

In his 1914 presidential address to the American Orthopaedic Association, Gwilym G. Davis, MD, described the field as follows: “Radical procedures characterize general surgery, whereas conservation is the watchword of the orthopedic surgeon.”1 Conservative surgery was an ideology many elite surgeons applied at the time to separate themselves from their barber-surgeon past—to distance themselves from […]

ONLINE FIRST: What surgeons should know about…Quality Payment Program in 2021

Several finalized requirements for QPP participation in 2021 are identified, specifically the MIPS and APM pathways.

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, is 2020– 2021 ACS President-Elect

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, Dean, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, has been elected to serve as the 2020–2021 President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). An esteemed vascular surgeon, Dr. Freischlag also is chief executive officer (CEO), Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem. Dr. Freischlag and the […]

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, elected Chair of ACS Board of Regents

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, an internationally renowned hand surgeon and microsurgeon, was elected Chair of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Regents during the College’s Clinical Congress 2020, October 3–7. Dr. Levin is the Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery, chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery, and professor […]

New Regents, Board of Governors Executive Committee members elected

New ACS Regents were elected and new Board of Governors’ Executive Committee members were installed during the Annual Business Meeting of Members at Clinical Congress 2020.

Nine prominent surgeons awarded Honorary Fellowship in the ACS

Honorary Fellowship in the ACS was awarded to nine prominent surgeons from around the world at Clinical Congress 2020.

Citation for Prof. Wilhelmus “Willem” A. Bemelman, MD

Prof. Wilhelmus “Willem” A. Bemelman, MD, FACS(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS.

Citation for André Jan Louis D’Hoore, MD, PhD

André Jan Louis D’Hoore, MD, PhD, FACS(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS.

Citation for Antonio Di Cataldo, MD

Antonio Di Cataldo, MD, FACS(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS.

Citation for José Manuel Fábrega Sosa, MD, FACS, FSSO, APMC

José Manuel Fábrega Sosa, MD, FACS, FSSO, APMC, is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, FACS.

Citation for Manfred Frey, MD

Manfred Frey, MD, FACS(Hon),is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by William M. Kuzon, Jr., MD, PhD, FACS.

Citation for Seyed Ali Malek Hosseini, MD

Seyed Ali Malek-Hosseini, MD, FACS(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Mehmset Ali Haberal, MD, FACS(Hon), FICS(Hon).

Citation for Denis Mukengere Mukwege, MD

Denis Mukengere Mukwege, MD, FACS(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by lan D. Garely, MD, FACS.

Citation for April Camilla Roslani, MBBS, MSurg, MRCSEd, FRCSEd, FRCSGlas

April Camilla Roslani, BSc, MB, MRCSEd, MSurg, FRCSGlas, is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon).

Citation for S. Raja Sabapathy, MS(Gen), MCh, DNB(Plastic), DSc(Hon), FAMS, FRCSEd(Hon), FRCSGlas(Hon)

S. Raja Sabapathy, MS(Gen), MCh, DNB(Plastic), DSc(Hon), FAMS, FRCSEd, FRCSGlas(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS.

Dr. Frank K. Butler, Jr., receives Distinguished Lifetime Military Contribution Award

Dr. Frank K. Butler, Jr., was bestowed the College’s Distinguished Lifetime Military Contribution Award at the virtual Clinical Congress 2020 Convocation.

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