Florida Chapter
American College of Surgeons


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.

Map of Florida's 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

About the American College of Surgeons

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.

ACS Web Portal

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)

American College of Surgeons National Advocacy Initiatives

See what advocacy efforts are being followed at the federal level by visiting the American College of Surgeons Advocacy and Health Policy Portal.

Publication Date: 
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 1:15pm