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2016-2017 Council

President
Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS

President-Elect
Richard S. Swanson, MD, FACS

Secretary
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS

Treasurer
Peter T. Masiakos, MD, FACS

Past-President
Michael T. Jaklitsch, MD, FACS

ACS Board of Governors
Terry L. Buchmiller, MD, FACS
Peter T. Masiakos, MD, FACS
Marc S. Rubin, MD, FACS
Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FACS

ACS Board of Regents
Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS

ACS Specialty Society Governor
Russell J. Nauta, MD, FACS

Historian 12/2016
David McAneny, MD, FACS

Councilors
Mitchell H. Bamberger, MD, FACS
Claire T. Cronin, MD, FACS
Robert P. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Alik Farber, MD, FACS
Jordan R. Gutweiler, MD, FACS
Alok Gupta, MD, FACS
Anthony L. McCluney, MD, FACS
Kevin P. Moriarty, MD, FACS, FAAP
Faina Nakhlis, MD, FACS
Vinod Narra, MD, FACS
Rocco Ricciardi, MD, FACS, MPH
Ali Salim, MD, FACS
John O. Schorge, MD, FACS
Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FACS
Jacqueline J. Wu, MD, FACS

Rep. ACS Commission on Cancer
Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS

Rep. to EMCAB
Peter A. Burke, MD, FACS

Resident Member
Anupamaa Seshadri, MD

Chapter Offices
Elissa Klein, Exec. Director
500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400
Beverly, MA 01915

@MAChapterACS
November 2, 2017
 
Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS
Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS

It has been my honor to complete my first term as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS). I am eager to host this year's 64th Annual Meeting that will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Dmitry Nepomnaysky, MD, FACS
Dmitry Nepomnaysky, MD, FACS

I am delighted to provide a report on the activities of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 63rd Annual Meeting, which was held December 3, 2016 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, chaired by Dr. Heeny Santry. The annual meeting had a final attendance of 152 medical professionals, including 74 residents. I would like to thank Chapter members who sponsored a resident, and senior members who contributed to the resident research prize.

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Join us Saturday, December 2nd for the 64th Annual Meeting at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston

Register online and please consider to select: Sponsor a Resident and be recognized for your tax-deductible contribution during the 2017 Annual Meeting.

 

Please review the bylaws amendment proposed by the MCACS Council to coincide with the 2017 ACS bylaws. They will be voted on at the Annual Business Meeting. The current bylaws can be found online at mcacs.org.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017
1:00 pm
Essex Ballroom

Read the minutes from the 2016 Annual Meeting.

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MCACS Welcomes New Members in 2017

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is pleased to welcome the following new members of the MCACS since November 1, 2016:

Fellows
Mallika Anand
Tari A. King
Hiroko Kunitake
Robert Lincer
Tamar Lipof
John Mazzucco
Matthew Nehs
Julia A. O'Briend
R. Wesley Vosburg
Elan Witkowski

Residents
Ami R. Amini-Salari
Katherine E. Bakke
Zachary J. Bloom
Bryce Bludevich
Sourav Bose
Jeffrey Brady
Jordan M. Broekhuis
Hannah Buettner
Michael Carter
David J. Chen
Carly D. Comer
Christina L. Costantino
Shannon L. Cramm
Lucas A. Daily
Arjun Dhayalan
Beatrice Dionigi
Glenn R. Dunne
Zachary Fana
Adam O. Fernandez
Jeffrey T. Hajibandeh
Khaled Hammouda
Omar J. Haque
David Harris
Max D. Hazeltine
Morgan L. Hennessy
Chau Hoang
Travis D. Hull
Megan Janeway
Rashi Jhunjhunwala
Lydia Kaoutzani
Mark Kashtan
Jasmine A. Khubchandani
Ella Kipervasser
Alexander Z. Kitto
Eleni Konstantinou
Allison S. Letila
Dorothy Y. Liu
Abiodun Mafolasire
Rajshri Mainthia
Christina L. Marcaccio
Hazel L. Marecki
Imani E. McElroy
Jessica Means
Theodoros Michelakos
Cynthia L. Miller
Nicole H. Moraco
Sarah Mozafarpour
Martina L. Mustroph
Georgios Orthopoulos
Samia Osman
Charles Parsons
Alison M. Pease
Anirudh Penumaka
Thomas Peponis
Alannah L. Phelan
Brian Prattini
Juan M Ramirez Decrescenzo
Ryan M. Schiedo
Robert D. Sinyard
Adrian Y. Sosenko
Praveen Sridhar
Omidreza Tabatabaie
Samuel I. Vazquez
Jacqueline E. Wade
Harold D. Waller
Jason T. Wiseman
Yasmin Zerhouni

 
Call for Nominations: Resident Council Member

The Council of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is accepting nominations for a resident to serve as a member of the MCACS Council, which develops policies and procedures for the Chapter and oversees its activities. The term is two years beginning when the resident is a PGY 3. The requirements for candidates to be considered are strong leadership skills and an interest in serving. The Council meets four times a year in February, May, September and December. Please email the names of any candidates whom you wish the Council to consider as well as a brief description about the candidate to Elissa Klein, by Thursday, November 16, 2017.

 
7th Annual Resident Competition

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) will sponsor one surgery resident to attend the 2018 ACS Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit, which will be held May 19-22, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The recipient will be reimbursed for his/her travel expenses and registration.

To be considered for the MCACS competition, the resident must be in an ACGME-approved Massachusetts surgery residency training program, and submit a brief essay on why he/she wants to attend the conference and the role of advocacy in health care. The statement should be limited to 1 typed page (double spaced, 12 point font). Essays, along with the residents' CVs, should be submitted by email to the MCACS administrative offices. The deadline for entries is Monday, January 8, 2018.

 
2016 Annual Meeting Senior Members & Resident Sponsors

The MCACS is pleased to acknowledge support for the 2016 Annual Meeting
from Senior Chapter Members & Resident Sponsors:

2016 Senior Member Contributions
Garry Fitzpatrick, MD
Kenneth Marshall, MD
Janaki Varadhan, MD

2016 Resident Sponsors

Mitchell Bamberger, MD, FACS
Terry L. Buchmiller, MD, FACS
Riad Cachecho MD
Michael T. Jaklitsch, MD, FACS
John J. Kelly, MD
Edward M. Kwasnik, MD
Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS
David McAneny, MD, FACS
Faina Nakhlis, MD, FACS
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS
Daniel Driscoll, MD
Ronald I. Gross, MD
Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS
Marc S. Rubin, MD, FACS
Lili Sadri
Heena Santry, MD, FACS
Richard Swanson, MD
Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FACS
Edward E. Whang, MD
Jacqueline J. Wu MD, FACS

 
Necrology

Robert D. Blute, Sr, MD, Worcester MA
Varant Hagopian, MD, Cambridge, MA
Collingwood S. Karmody, MD, Boston, MA
Frank P. Morse, III, MD, Swampscott, MA
Yong Min Chi, MD, Yarmouth Port, MA
John A. Lynch, MD, North Falmouth, MA
John B. Petter, MD, Worcester, MA
Arthur A. Veno, MD, Ipswich, MA
Julius W. Taylor, MD, Boston, MA
John J. White, Jr, MD, South Chatham, MA
H. Brownell Wheeler, MD, South Portland, ME
Christos S. Gregoriades, MD, Canton, MA
Alphonse L. Gallitano, MD, Lincoln, MA
Anthony Capobianco, MD, Framingham, MA
George L. Blackburn, MD, Boston, MA
John C. Norman, MD, New Canaan, CT
Mustafa I. Adham, MD, West Springfield, MA
Robert J. Lang, MD, North Dartmouth, MA
Benjamin T. Jackson, MD, Weston, MA
John W. Braasch, MD, Lincoln, MA
Frederick Ackroyd, MD, Boston, MA

 
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