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David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – November 2021(0)

November 1, 2021

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


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.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – October 2021

Dr. Hoyt outlines the professional accomplishments and leadership experience of Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, who will assume the role of Executive Director-Elect later this month.

Where does equity start? An American surgeon’s northern exposure

The author describes how the prevailing inequities in the provision of health care in the U.S. are most likely to be overcome only when health care is considered a fundamental right of every citizen.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – September 2021

Dr. Hoyt provides an update on ACS diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism initiatives including a virtual summit that convened the House of Surgery in June to discuss the provision of equitable and value-based care, the work of the Board of Governors Diversity Pillar, and the hiring of the new ACS Director of Diversity

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