The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is a non-profit organization formed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The purposes of the Chapter are educational and professional, which includes elevating the standards of surgery and educating the public and the profession with respect to surgical care. The Chapter is comprised of about 1300 surgeons and is governed by a Council. The President of the organization is Dr. Michael T. Jaklitsch of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Chapter sponsors a meeting annually as part of its continuing medical education program. The 63rd Annual Meeting will be held on December 3, 2016 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chapter advocates on your behalf at the state and national levels and holds an annual advocacy day at the Massachusetts State House. As the Secretary of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, I hope that you will find the information contained on this site useful. I invite you to attend our Annual Meetings and get involved with our Leadership and participate in the activities of the Chapter. I invite you to attend our Annual Meetings and get involved with our Leadership and participate in the activities of the Chapter. View benefits of being a Chapter member.
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS
The Massachusetts Chapter of the ACS is hosting Advocacy Day in the Great Hall of Flags at the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday, September 20th from 9 am to 2 pm.
The event will feature a panel on the surgical response to firearm violence and has been designated for CME credit. Guest speakers include Sheriff of Middlesex County Peter Koutoujian; Dr. Eric Goralnick of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. David King of MGH, Dr. Michael Hirsh of UMass Memorial Medical Center, Commissioner of the Boston Police Department William Evans and the Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo.
View the complete program
If you would like to attend Advocacy Day at the State House, please email your name and home address to the MC-ACS administrative offices.
Chapter Members and Colleagues at Fenway Park
SAVE THE DATE
ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit
May 6-9, 2017
5th Annual Resident Competition Winner
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Bethany Strong of Brigham and Women’s Hospital is the winner of the 2016 MCACS Resident Essay Competition. Dr. Strong, sponsored by the MCACS, will attend the ACS Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit that will be held April 9 - 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. Congratulations to Dr. Strong!
View Dr. Strong's essay
MCACS is partnering with the ACS Italy Chapter
May is Melanoma Month!
Find some helpful resources for Massachusetts Cancer Liaison Physicians (CLP’s).
Peter Hopewood, MD, FACS
Massachusetts CoC State Chair