Archive for January, 2021
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Several finalized requirements for QPP participation in 2021 are identified, specifically the MIPS and APM pathways.
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, 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 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.
Honorary Fellowship in the ACS was awarded to nine prominent surgeons from around the world at Clinical Congress 2020.
Prof. Wilhelmus “Willem” A. Bemelman, MD, FACS(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS.
André Jan Louis D’Hoore, MD, PhD, FACS(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS.
Antonio Di Cataldo, MD, FACS(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS.
José Manuel Fábrega Sosa, MD, FACS, FSSO, APMC, is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, FACS.
Manfred Frey, MD, FACS(Hon),is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by William M. Kuzon, Jr., MD, PhD, FACS.
Seyed Ali Malek-Hosseini, MD, FACS(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Mehmset Ali Haberal, MD, FACS(Hon), FICS(Hon).
Denis Mukengere Mukwege, MD, FACS(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by lan D. Garely, MD, FACS.
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., was bestowed the College’s Distinguished Lifetime Military Contribution Award at the virtual Clinical Congress 2020 Convocation.