Florida Chapter
American College of Surgeons

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Florida Chapter Leader Honored as a Commission on Cancer State Chair of the Year.

We are pleased to announce that Christine Laronga, MD, FACS, has been selected by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Commission on Cancer (CoC) State Chair of the Year. We are looking forward to honoring her at the ACS Clinical Congress in October.  Dr. Laronga has served in the... more

Florida Chapter Delegation at the FMA

I would like our membership to know that our ACS Florida Chapter had a very successful FMA Delegation.  This is primarily due to the hard work and excellent planning of Dr. Dobbertein, our Legislative Chair, and our very capable staff-thank you Stacy, Brian and Ryan! First of all, we were... more

Florida Chapter Leader Named President of Association of Women Surgeons

Christine Laronga, MD, FACS, was recently elected as President of the Association of Women Surgeons.  Dr. Laronga is a senior member of the Comprehensive Breast Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and serves as the current secretary of the Florida Chapter of the American College... more

Legislative Day Resident/Fellow Travel Grant

The Florida Chapter is offering up to four $250 travel grants for residents or fellows to attend the 2017 Legislative Day. The grant is intended to offset the travel expenses associated with attending the meeting in Tallahassee. Preference will be given to members of the Florida Chapter (Membership... more

Florida Chapter Member Featured in JAMA Article

Florida Chapter Member, Joseph A. Ibrahim, MD, was featured in an article about healthcare response to mass violence that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Associations (JAMA) on September 13. The article addresses the mass shooting in Orlando's Pulse nightclub on June 12, and... more

Congratulations to Dr. Armstrong

The Florida Medical Association held its annual meeting at the Disney Yacht Club in Orlando Florida on July 29-31, 2016.  The meeting was informative and had some unexpected highlights. One of the Florida Chapter’s members, and current Treasurer, John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, was... more

Joseph Gallagher, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Begins Term as Florida Chapter President at Annual Meeting in May

Orlando Surgeon Becomes Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons President Joseph Gallagher, MD, FACS, FASCRS, assumes his role as president of the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons, during the Annual Meeting, held May 6-7, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. As Florida Chapter president, Dr.... more

Nominating Committee Recommendations to the Membership for Election

Our bylaws state that Officers and the Council are elected by the membership at the Annual Business Meeting which will be held on May 7th during the Annual Meeting held at the CAMLS Center in Tampa. The bylaws call for the officers (5) plus Councilors (9 allowed only 7 appointed) elected by the... more