The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons includes 62 of the 67 counties in the state. The Jacksonville Chapter is comprised of Duval county. The South Florida chapter is Broward, Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties.
Mission: Chartered in 1953, the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, is a non-profit medical association that advances the care of surgical patients and safeguards standards of surgical care for an optimal and ethical practice environment..
Vision: The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, inspires quality through surgical community in Florida and activities within the American College of Surgeons..
|Presidents of Florida Chapter, ACS|
|2019-2020||John H. Armstrong, MD|
|2018-2019||Christine Laronga, MD|
|2017-2018||Patricia Byers, MD|
|2016-2017||Joseph T. Gallagher, MD|
|2015-2016||Jaime Membreno, MD|
|2014-2015||John Rioux, MD|
|2013-2014||Alan Pillersdorf, MD|
|2012-2013||John Kilkenny, MD|
|2010-2012||Ernest Block, MD|
|2008-2010||Lawrence Lottenberg, MD|
|2006-2008||Richard A. Lynn, MD|
|2004-2006||John Moenning, MD|
|2002-2004||Charles E. Cox, MD|
|2000-2002||James W. Large, MD|
|1998-2000||A. Frederick Schilds, MD|
|1996-1998||Phillip E. Andrews, MD|
|1994-1996||T.T. Knight, MD|
|1992-1994||William C. Hartley, MD|
|1990-1992||William T. Branch, MD|
|1988-1990||William H. Meyer, Jr. MD|
|1986-1988||John O. Gage, MD|
|1984-1986||David H. Shipiro, MD|
|1982-1984||Quillian Jones, MD|
|1981-1982||Arthur K. Waltzer|
|1980-1981||Quillian Jones, MD|
|1979-1980||Norman Kenyon, MD|
|1978-1979||Arthur Trask, MD|
|1977-1978||John Fletcher, MD|
|1976-1977||Martin Gould, MD|
|1975-1976||George Irvin, III, MD|
|1974-1975||Nelson Kraeft, MD|
|1973-1974||David S. Hubbell, MD|
|1972-1973||Jack A. MaCris, MD|
|1971-1972||Thad Mosley, MD|
|1970-1971||Harry W. Rienstine, Jr., MD|
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
The letters FACS (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.
The ACS Web Portal at efacs.org is your link to specialty communities, academic surgery articles, CME certificates, and more. Need some help getting familiar with the ACS Web Portal? Click here to download the ACS Web Portal Informational Slideshow (Microsoft PowerPoint, 7.3 Mb)
See what advocacy efforts are being followed at the federal level by visiting the American College of Surgeons Advocacy and Health Policy Portal.
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