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: The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons is a non-profit medical association whose mission is to support and improve the practice of surgery in the state.
Vision: The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons offer a professional home for Florida surgeons who are interested in protecting our profession and patients. The FCACS proudly provides avenues for continuing education in all surgical fields, practice enhancement and networking opportunities, and the development of personal relationships of the highest quality not available through other organizations.
|Presidents of Florida Chapter, ACS|
|1970-71||Harry W. Rienstine, Jr., MD|
|1971-72||Thad Mosley, MD|
|1972-73||Jack A. MaCris, MD|
|1973-74||David S. Hubbell, MD|
|1974-75||Nelson Kraeft, MD|
|1975-76||George Irvin, III, MD|
|1976-77||Martin Gould, MD|
|1977-78||John Fletcher, MD|
|1978-79||Arthur Trask, MD|
|1979-80||Norman Kenyon, MD|
|1980-81||Quillian Jones, MD|
|1981-82||Arthur K. Waltzer|
|1982-84||Quillian Jones, MD|
|1984-86||David H. Shipiro, MD|
|1986-88||John O. Gage, MD|
|1988-90||William H. Meyer, Jr. MD|
|1990-92||William T. Branch, MD|
|1992-94||William C. Hartley, MD|
|1994-96||T.T. Knight, MD|
|1996-98||Phillip E. Andrews|
|1998-2000||A. Frederick Schilds, MD|
|2000-2002||James W. Large, MD|
|2002-2004||Charles E. Cox, MD|
|2004-2006||John Moenning, MD|
|2006-2008||Richard A. Lynn, MD|
|2008-2010||Lawrence Lottenberg, MD|
|2010-2012||Ernest Block, MD|
|2012-2013||John Kilkenny, MD|
|2013-2014||Alan Pillersdorf, MD|
|2014-2015||John Rioux, MD|
|2015-2016||Jaime Membreno, MD|
|2016-2017||Joseph T. Gallagher, MD|
|2017-2018||Patricia Byers, MD|
|2018-2019||Christine Laronga, 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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