Archive for November, 2021

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – November 2021

Dr. Hoyt describes the recent activities and achievements of the College outlined in the  October report to the ACS Board of Regents.

 

Pearls from ACS past Presidential Addresses

Outlines the history of ACS Presidential Addresses and provides a selection of notable excerpts from the last 25 years.

A family affair: Father-son surgeons learn from and admire each other

Describes the benefits and challenges associated with father-son surgeon relationships.

ACS Puerto Rico Chapter: Four decades of The Surgical Research Forum and Memorial Lecture

The early pioneering career and work of Dr. Raffucci Arce are described as is the memorial lecture and surgical research forum that were established by the ACS Puerto Rico Chapter in his honor.

Fertility preservation in patients with cancer: What the surgeon needs to know

Evidence-based fertility preservation guidelines relevant to surgical practice are summarized.

Profiles in ACS leadership: A few questions for Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS

This profile provides a look into the professional accomplishments and personal interests of Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS, Secretary of the ACS and Editor of the ACS Communities.

ACS CRP

Tailoring systemic therapy for HER2+ early breast cancer—The CompassHER2 Trials

Summarizes the shared scientific mission of the CompassHER2 Trials, which is to optimize systemic therapy for patients with clinical stage II–III HER2+ early-stage breast cancer.

New study focuses on distractions, interruptions during surgical counting

Describes the findings of a new observational study that confirms interruptions in the operating room lead to fewer safety checks, reduced teamwork and communication, and greater stress and perceived workload.

Patient autonomy and end-of-life care: A COVID-19 story

The author describes a difficult decision involving patient autonomy and end-of-life care in the form of a phone call, during the height of New York City’s pandemic crisis, from a woman who  sounded to be in respiratory distress but refused to go to the hospital.

Dan Elkin and Al Blalock: Present at the Creation

This column examines the unexpected and enduring friendship between two leaders of American surgeon in the 1940s, a vascular and cardiovascular surgeon.

Julie A. Freischlag MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, installed as President of the ACS

Julie A. Freischlag MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, was installed as the 2021-2022 ACS President, and Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, and Richard A. Lynn, MD, FACS,RPVI, were installed as First and Second Vice-President, respectively, at Virtual Clinical Congress 2021.

Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, named new ACS Executive Director

Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, began her new role as ACS Executive Director-Elect October 1, and she will formally assume the role of Executive Director on January 1, 2022.

10 prominent surgeons accorded Honorary Fellowship in the ACS

Honorary Fellowship in the ACS was awarded to 10 prominent surgeons from around the world during Convocation at the virtual Clinical Congress 2021.

Citation for Prof. Christiane Josephine Bruns, MD

Prof. Christiane Josephine Bruns, MD, is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS.

Citation for Prof. Luis M. Chiva, MD, PhD

Prof. Luis M. Chiva, MD, PhD is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Enrique Hernandez, MD, FACS, FACOG.

Citation for Prof. Dan M. Fliss, MD

Prof. Dan M. Fliss, MD is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS  by Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS.

Citation for Prof. Chuan-Gang Fu, MD, PhD

Prof. Chuan-Gang Fu, MD, PhD is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS  by Conor Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, FACS, FRCSI, FASCRS, FRSI(Hon).

Citation for Sir Selwyn Michael Griffin, MB BS, FRCSEng, MD, FCSHK, FRCSEd, OBE, FRCSGlasg(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCSSriLanka(Hon), FASI(Hon), FRACS(Hon)

Sir Selwyn Michael Griffin, MB BS, FRCSEng, MD, FCSHK, FRCSEd, OBE, FRCSGlasg(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCSSriLanka(Hon), FASI(Hon), FRACS(Hon) is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS  by Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), FCSHK(Hon).

Citation for Prof. Mousa A. R. Khoursheed, MD, FACS, FRCSGlasg

Prof. Mousa A. R. Khoursheed, MD, FACS, FRCSGlasg is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon).

Citation for Prof. Luke P. H. Leenen, MD, PhD, FACS, FEBS(EmSurg)(Hon)

Prof. Luke P. H. Leenen, MD, PhD, FACS, FEBS(EmSurg)(Hon) is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), FCSHK(Hon).

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