New Regents, Board of Governors Executive Committee members elected

[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]The Board of Governors (B/G) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has elected two new members of the Board of Regents: Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS, and Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd. In addition, the new B/G Executive Committee members have been elected.


Dr. Timmerman is a general surgeon from Sioux Falls, SD, where he is professor and chair, department of surgery, University of South Dakota (USD) Sanford School of Medicine, and active staff at Sanford USD Medical Center and Royal C. Johnson Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital. He also serves on several committees at Sanford, including the medical management quality, multidisciplinary cancer center, physician-advisory, and surgery-ops.

A Fellow of the College since 1992, Dr. Timmerman has exhibited long and loyal service to the ACS, starting with his active role on the Committee on Young Surgeons (member, 1999−2005; Chair, 2004−2005). Most recently, he was Chair, ACS B/G Executive Committee (2013−2014) after serving as Vice-Chair for two years (2011−2013). He was an ACS Governor (2008−2013) and served on the Nominating Committees for Fellows and Governors (2005−2010). He also has served on the Committee on Education (2003−2008). At present, Dr. Timmerman is a member of the Advisory Council for Rural Surgery, the Board of the American College of Surgeons Professional Association political action committee (ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC), and the Health Policy and Advocacy Group. He is a Past-President of the South Dakota Chapter of the ACS (1997−1998).

A preeminent cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Wood is the Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, department of surgery, University of Washington, Seattle. His clinical and academic interests are in thoracic oncology and tracheobronchial pathology, and he has developed the University of Washington as a leading thoracic surgery center and training program in cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Wood has been a Fellow of the College since 1995. He has played an active role on the Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery (2007−2013) and the Commission on Cancer (CoC), including serving on the CoC Accreditation Committee (2010−2016). Dr. Wood has been involved in the leadership of cardiothoracic surgery professional organizations, previously serving as president of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and president of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association. He has served as director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Wood is currently president of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation, president of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet), and vice-chair of the American Cancer Society National Lung Cancer Roundtable.

In addition, the following individuals have been reappointed to three-year terms on the Board of Regents:

James K. Elsey, MD, FACS, a general and vascular surgeon in private practice, and visiting professor of surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Gerald M. Fried, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chairman, department of surgery, McGill University, and surgeon-in-chief, McGill University Health Centre Hospitals, Montreal, QC

B.J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, associate professor, departments of surgery and pediatrics and child health, University of Manitoba; and pediatric surgeon and pediatric intensivist, Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg, MB

Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS, professor of surgery, University of Connecticut; and director, Trauma Institute, Hartford Hospital, CT

B/G Executive Committee

The Board of Governors reelected Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, to serve as Chair of the Executive Committee. Dr. Farmer is the Pearl Stamps Stewart Professor of Surgery and chair, department of surgery, University of California Davis Health System, Sacramento.

Steven C. Stain, MD, FACS, has been re-elected to serve as Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee. He is the Henry and Sally Shaffer Chair and Professor, department of surgery, Albany Medical Center, NY.

The newly elected Secretary of the B/G Executive Committee is Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, Distinguished Teaching Professor, general surgery residency program director, and professor of surgery, University of Texas Health School of Medicine, San Antonio.

Two surgeons have been elected to serve one-year terms on the B/G Executive Committee: David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Ned and Carol Spieker Professor and chief of acute care surgery, Stanford Health Care, CA; and Therese M. Duane, MD, MBA, CPE, FACS, FCCM, professor of surgery, University of North Texas, and chief of surgery and surgical specialties, the John Peter Smith Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas.

Two surgeons also join the Executive Committee for two-year terms: David J. Welsh, MD, FACS, a general surgeon in private practice in Batesville, IN; and Terry L. Buchmiller, MD, FACS, a pediatric surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital, and associate professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.


The members elected the following Governors representing the chapters of the College and the surgical specialty societies to fill pending vacancies for an initial three-year term.

E. Shields Frey, MD, FACS, Alabama; James Emmett O’Malley, MD, FACS, Alabama; Steven B. Johnson, MD, FACS, Arizona; James A. Warneke, MD, FACS, Arizona; Lee Andrew Forestiere, MD, FACS, Arkansas; Julian Anderson Smith, MB, BS, FACS, Australia and New Zealand; Michael Gnant, MD, FACS, Austria-Hungary; Giovanni Dapri, MD, PhD, FACS, Belgium; Jorge Daes, MD, FACS, Columbia; Kathleen LaVorgna, MD, FACS, Connecticut; Mohey Eldin Rag Elbanna, MB, BCh, FACS, Egypt; Christine Laronga, MD, FACS, Florida; Jyotirmay Sharma, MD, FACS, Georgia Society; Ricardo Brownlee Eusebio, MD, FACS, Guam; Whitney M.L. Limm, MD, FACS, Hawaii; Richard Charles Anderson, MD, FACS, Illinois; Prof. Chintamani, MB, BS, FACS, India; Mark S. Newnham, MB, BS, FACS, Jamaica; Abdalla Yunis Bashir, MD, FACS, Jordan; Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Kentucky; Collin L. Myers, MD, FACS, Keystone; Christoper P. Coppola, MD, FACS, Keystone; Ghassan Nawfal, MD, FACS, Lebanon; Jamal Rahaman, MB, BS, FACS, Manhattan Council; Arthur Cooper, MD, FACS, Manhattan Council; Anthony Vine, MD, FACS, Manhattan Council; Debrah Wirtzfeld, MD, FACS, Manitoba; Kevin Moriarty, MD, FACS, Massachusetts; Elizabeth Blair, MD, FACS, Metropolitan Chicago; Jeffrey W. Kolff, MD, FACS, Metropolitan Philadelphia; Patrick G. Jackson, MD, FACS, Metropolitan Washington, DC; Norma Smalls, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM, Metropolitan Washington, DC; Salvador Martin, MD, FACS, Mexico, Federal District; John Carl Eggenberger, MD, FACS, Michigan; Kurt A. Kralovich MD, FACS, Michigan; Eric Hans Jensen, MD, FACS, Minnesota; Kaysie Banton, MD, FACS, Minnesota; Debra G. Koivunen, MD, FACS, Missouri; John P. Kirby, MD, MS, FACS, FCCWS, Missouri; Emmanuel A Ameh, MB, BS, FACS, Nigeria; J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, North Carolina; Timothy Farrell, MD, FACS, North Carolina; Paul James Malaspina, MD, FACS, Northwestern Pennsylvania; Ron Jaecks, MD, FACS, Oregon; Brett Sheppard, MD, FACS, Oregon; Farhat Abbas, FACS, FCPS, FRCSEd, FRCS, FEBU, Pakistan; Ray Billones Malilay, MD, FACS, Philippines; Paulo Matos da Costa, MD, PhD, FACS, Portugal; Hiba Abdel Aziz, MB, BCh, FACS, Qatar; Jay Joseph Doucet, MD, FACS, San Diego; Jamal A. H. Jomah, MB, BS, FRAC(Ed),
FACS, Saudi Arabia; Thomas Litton, MD, FACS, South Carolina; Juan Carlos Paramo, MD, FACS, South Florida; Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, South Florida; Nam Kyu Kim, MD, PhD, FACS, South Korea; Gayle Minard, MD, FACS, Tennessee; Mehmet Haberal, MD, FACS, Turkey; Nadey S. Hakim, MD, FACS, United Kingdom; Amalia Leonra Cochran, MD, FACS, Utah; David Winfield Butsch, MD, FACS, Vermont; Reid Barton Adams, MD, FACS, Virginia; Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD, FACS, Washington; Marc D. Horton, MD, FACS, Washington; Paul Lin, MD, FACS, Washington; Jeffrey P. Steinig, MD, FACS, Western New York; and Raymond F. Georgen, MD, FACS, Wisconsin Surgical Society.

2017 Specialty Society Governors

The following individuals were selected to represent their specialty societies:

Peter Learn, MD, FACS, Air Force; Sarwat Salim, MD, FACS, American Academy of Ophthalmology; John E. Mayer, Jr., MD, FACS, American Association for Thoracic Surgery; David A. Bloom, MD, FACS, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons; Fidel A. Valea, MD, FACS, FACOG, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Laurel W. Rice, MD, FACS, American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society; Dhiresh Rohan Jeyarajah, MD, FACS, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association; Robert A. Goldberg, MD, FACS, American Ophthalmological Society; Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD, FACS, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society; Michael K. Ruckenstein, MD, FACS, American Otological Society; Michael C. Edwards, MD, FACS, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons; John Magana Morton, MD, FACS, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; Bruce David Schirmer, MD, FACS, American Surgical Association; James Eastham, MD, FACS, American Urological Association; James Suliburk, MD, FACS, Association for Academic Surgery; Barbara Pettitt, MD, FACS, Association for Surgical Education; Sean Cleary, MD, FACS, Canadian Association of General Surgeons; Jon Charles Gould, MD, FACS, Central Surgical Association; Martin A. Schreiber, MD, FACS, North Pacific Surgical Association; Armando E. Giuliano, MD, FACS, Pacific Coast Surgical Association; Saul Greenfield, MD, FACS, Societies for Pediatric Urology; Ronald L. Dalman, MD, FACS, Society for Vascular Surgery; Gerard James Fulda, MD, FACS, Society of Critical Care Medicine; James M. Ecklund, MD, FACS, Society of Neurological Surgeons; Richard J. Shemin, MD, FACS, Society of Thoracic Surgeons; Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS, Society of University Surgeons; Richard Jennigns Field III, MD, FACS, Southeastern Surgical Congress; Taylor Sohn Riall, MD, FACS, Southern Surgical Association; Anne Rizzo, MD, FACS, Southern Surgical Association; Barbara A. Pockaj, MD, FACS, Southwestern Surgical Congress; and Michael Stephen Benninger, MD, FACS, Triological Society.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”634″ img_size=”150×200″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”635″ img_size=”150×200″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”636″ img_size=”150×200″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”637″ img_size=”150×200″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”638″ img_size=”150×200″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”639″ img_size=”150×200″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”640″ img_size=”150×200″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]