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MCACS Newsletter

MCACS Council

MCACS Council

Terry L. Buchmiller, M.D.

Michael T. Jaklitsch, M.D.

Richard B. Wait, M.D., PhD, FACS

Richard S. Swanson, M.D., FACS

Past President:
Marc S. Rubin, M.D., FACS

Terry L. Buchmiller, MD, FACS
David McAneny, M.D., FACS
Marc S. Rubin, M.D., FACS
Richard B. Wait, M.D., PhD, FACS

Michael J. Zinner, M.D., FACS

Robert M. Quinlan, M.D., FACS

Christopher G. Boyd, M.D., FACS
Timothy C Counihan, M.D., FACS
Claire T. Cronin, M.D., FACS
Alexander T. Hawkins, M.D.
Peter S. Hopewood, M.D., FACS
Elizabeth Gherardi King, MD
John B. Lazor, M.D., FACS
Kevin P Moriarty, M.D., FACS
Faina Nakhlis, M.D., FACS
Vinod Narra, M.D., FACS
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, M.D., FACS
Lisa A Patterson, M.D., FACS
Jennifer E. Rosen, M.D., FACS
Heena P. Santry, M.D., FACS
Ali Tavakkoli, M.D., FACS
George Velmahos, M.D., FACS

November, 2013
Terry Buchmiller, M.D., FACS

It has been my pleasure to serve as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) over the past year.

My colleagues from the Chapter and I attended the American College of Surgeons Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC last April. The Chapter also held a competition to select residents to attend the conference and the winning entries were submitted by Dr. Elizabeth King of Boston Medical Center and Dr. Haytham Kaafarani of Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Richard B Wait, MD, PhD, FACS

I am delighted to provide a report on the activities of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. The 2012 Annual Meeting had a final attendance of 138 which included 80 residents. I would particularly like to thank Chapter members who sponsored a resident, a feature that will again be available for this year's Annual Meeting. I would also like to express my appreciation to the 19 industry partners who contributed to the 2012 meeting with exhibit tables and sponsorships.
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The MCACS Council has proposed the following By-laws Amendments. "The By-laws may be amended by the affirmative vote of the members present at any regular or special meeting of the Corporation, provided a full statement of such proposed amendments shall have been published to the membership at least thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting."
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Saturday, December 7, 2013
Westin Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts

Support a resident to attend the 2013 MCACS Annual Meeting when you register online for the Annual Meeting. During the registration process, click on "Sign up to sponsor a resident and be recognized for your contribution during the 2013 MCACS Annual Meeting".


Saturday, December 1, 2012
7:50 a.m. to 8:10 a.m.
Westin Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts
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MC ACS Welcomes New Members in 2013

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is pleased to welcome the following Fellows who became active members of the MC ACS in 2013:

Active Resident
Brian J. Carmine, Boston
Catharine Crawford, Natick
Christian R. Galvez, Pittsfield
Jose M. Heisecke, Pittsfield
Stanley H. Konefa,l Jr., Springfield
Meena Nathan, Boston
Roy Phitayakorn, Boston
Michael V. Tirabassi, Wilbraham
Ann J. Toran, Salem
Khashayar Vakili, Watertown
D. Dante Yeh, Boston
Richard Birkett, Burlington
Matthew Brady, Boston
Andrew I. Gagnon, Burlington
Alexander T. Hawkins, Boston
Haythama Kaafarani, Boston
Elizabeth Gherardi King, Boston
Gifty Kwakye, Boston
Pei-Wen Lim, Worcester
Christine Mauro, Cambridge
Juan Rodolfo Mella, Boston
Maria Mora, Springfield
Laura Rosenberg, Boston
Jigesh Shah, Brighton
Jillian K. Smith, Worcester
Thomas Tsai, Boston
Kaitlyn Wong, Springfield

Senior Member Contributions

The Chapter is pleased to acknowledge the following contributors for the 2012-2013 Resident Research Awards

Robert D. Blute, Jr., MD, FACS
Jane A. Desforges
Gary Fitzpatrick, MD, FACS
Emanuel Friedman, MD, FACS
Amitabha Ghosh-Roy, MD, FACS
W. Hardy Hendren, MD, FACS
Thazhathekudyil X. Kuriakose, MD, FACS
Clement E. Lacoste, MD, FACS
S.N. Mangano, MD, FACS
Najmosama T. Nikrui, MD, FACS
Thomas F. O'Leary, MD, FACS
Robert M. Quinlan, MD, FACS
Grant V. Rodkey, MD, FACS
Robert H. P. Yuan, MD, FACS

Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS

Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, surgeon-in-chief emeritus, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, was named President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during Wednesday's Annual Business Meeting of the Members. Dr. Warshaw, who also is senior consultant for international and regional clinical relations at MGH and Partners Healthcare, became a Fellow of the ACS in 1974.
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Advocacy Day at the State House

Join us in the Great Hall of Flags at the Massachusetts State House from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on November 19th for the Chapter's 2nd Advocacy Day during which we will discuss the surgical response surrounding the Marathon bombings. The event will feature a panel that will include Dr. George Velmahos of Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Peter Burke of Boston Medical Center and Dr. Frederick Millham of Newton-Wellesley Hospital and be moderated by Mr. Steven Baddour of McDermot Will & Emery. The Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives are planning to attend and the 2nd John Collins Warren Award will be presented. Appointments with elected representatives in the Senate and House of Representatives will also be scheduled. The program has been designated for CME. We look forward to seeing you on November 19th at the State House.

Resident Competition

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is pleased to announce the 3rd annual resident competition to attend the 2014 ACS Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit that will be held March 29 - April 1, 2014 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. The MCACS will sponsor one young surgeon to attend the conference and summit in 2014. To be considered for the MCACS competition the resident must be in an ACGME-approved Massachusetts surgery residency training program and submit an essay, 1,000 words or less, on why he/she wants to attend the conference and the role of advocacy in health care. The recipient will be reimbursed for his/her travel expenses and registration for the 2014 conference and summit in Washington, DC and the winning essay will be posted on the MCACS website, www.mcacs.org. The recipient of the MCACS scholarship will be paired with a mentor to maximize his/her experience on the Hill and will be expected to give a presentation at the MCACS 2014 State Advocacy Day that will take place in Boston. He/she will also be invited to give a report at the May 2014 MCACS Council meeting. Entries should be submitted to the MCACS by email, admin@mcacs.org. The deadline for submitting an essay is January 6, 2014. Any resident who submits an essay for consideration will automatically become a member of the Massachusetts Chapter, ACS. If you have any questions about the competition, please contact the administrative offices, 978-927-8330.


Joseph R. Barrie, MD, Harvard
Harrison Black, MD, Cincinnati, OH
Clement C. Curd, MD, Lenox
John L. Doherty, Jr., MD, Needham
Edward L. Ferguson, MD, Holyoke
Seth Harvey, MD, East Falmouth
Felix Heimberg, MD, Lunenburg
John Shillito, MD, Boston
Nicholas L. Tilney, MD, Boston
Lorande M. Woodruff, MD, Needham

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