ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors Executive Committee


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

Dr. Meredith

J. Wayne Meredith
Immediate Past-President
Cardiothoracic 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. 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. Ellison

E. Christopher Ellison
General surgery
Robert M. Zollinger Professor of Surgery Emeritus at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus
Powell, OH

Dr. Fallat

Mary E. Fallat
First Vice-President-Elect
Pediatric surgery
Professor of surgery, Hiram C. Polk, Jr., Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, and director of surgical quality at Norton Children’s Hospital
Louisville, KY

Dr. Rizzo

Anne G. Rizzo
Second Vice-President-Elect
General surgery
System surgical chair and president of surgical services, Guthrie Clinics, Sayre, PA; and professor of surgery, Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; and University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Board of Regents

Dr. Sidawy

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

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. 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. Brown

Carol L. Brown
Gynecologic (oncology) surgery
Professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Weill Cornell Medical College; associate cancer center director, diversity and health equity; and senior vice-president and chief health equity officer, Nicholls-Biondi Chair for Health Equity, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

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. Fleshman, Jr.

James W. Fleshman, Jr.
Colorectal surgery
Chief of surgery; Sparkman Endowed Professor and Chairman, department of surgery; professor of surgery, department of surgery, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX

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. Hayes

Andrea A. Hayes
Pediatric surgery
Professor and chair, department of surgery, Howard University College of Medicine and Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC

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. Savarise

Mark T. Savarise
General surgery
Clinical associate professor; medical director, outreach and network development; section chief, community general surgery, department of surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City; and attending general surgeon, George Wahlen Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Medical Center South
Jordan, UT

Dr. Sharp

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

Dr. Stain

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

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. Timmons

Shelly D. Timmons
Neurological surgery
Chair of neurological surgery, and the Betsey Barton Chair, department of neurological surgery, and co-director, Neuroscience Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN





Dr. Welsh

David J. Welsh
General surgery
Private practice
Batesville, IN

Dr. Wolinsky

Philip R. Wolinsky
Orthopaedic surgery
Professor and chief value officer, University of California Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA

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. Saunders Walsh

Danielle Saunders Walsh
Chair, Board of Governors
Pediatric surgery
Private practice
Greenville, NC

Dr. Goldberg

Ross F. Goldberg
Vice-Chair, Board of Governors
General surgery
District medical group vice-chairman, surgery and specialty ambulatory medical director, Valleywise Health; chief, division of general surgery; director, robotic surgery program; director, minimally invasive and hepatic surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Guillamondegui

Oscar D. Guillamondegui
Secretary, Board of Governors
General surgery
Chief, division of trauma and surgical critical care; medical director, trauma intensive care unit; professor of surgery; director, Multidisciplinary Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, Vanderbilt University Health
Nashville, TN

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