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MCACS Council

MCACS Council

Terry L. Buchmiller, M.D., FACS

Michael T. Jaklitsch, M.D., FACS

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

Timothy C Counihan, M.D., FACS
Claire T. Cronin, M.D., FACS
Alok Gupta, MD, FACS
Peter S. Hopewood, M.D., FACS
Elizabeth Gherardi King, MD
John B. Lazor, M.D., FACS
Peter T. Masiakos, MD, 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
Ali Salim, MD, FACS
Heena P. Santry, M.D., FACS
Ali Tavakkoli, M.D., FACS
Thomas Tsai, M.D.

November, 2014
Terry Buchmiller, M.D., FACS

It has been my honor to serve the second year of my term as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS). I am excited to host this year's Annual Meeting that will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2014 in the Albert Sherman Conference Center at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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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 2013 Annual Meeting had a final attendance of 134 which included 75 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. The Chapter is now a 501(c)3 entity and contributions to the Chapter are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. I would also like to express my appreciation to the 25 industry partners who contributed to the 2013 meeting with exhibit tables and sponsorships.
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Saturday, December 6, 2014
Albert Sherman Conference Center
UMass Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts

Support a resident to attend the 2014 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 2014 MCACS Annual Meeting".


Saturday, December 7, 2013
7:50 a.m. to 8:10 a.m.
Westin Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts
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MC ACS Welcomes New Members in 2014

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is pleased to welcome the following Fellows who became members of the MC ACS in 2014:

Active Associate
Riad Cachecho - Framingham
Nancy L. Cho - Boston
Piero M. Fisichella - West Roxbury
Atif Khan - Concord
Omar Yusef Kudsi - Brockton
Robert Riviello - Boston
Ali Salim - Boston
Peter Seymour - Newburyport
Sajani Shah - Boston
Edward R. Smith - Boston
Karl Yu - Worcester
Ugwuji N. Maduekwe - Cambridge
Olga Beresneva - Boston
Katharine R. Bittner - Springfield
Jordan D. Bohnen - Boston
Nauman S. Chaudhry - Brookline
Eric Y. Chen - Boston
Vijaya Daniel - Worcester
Bryan V. Dieffenbach - Boston
David F. Friedlander - Boston
Nora Fullington - Worcester
Alexander D. Gaukman - Boston
Catherine T. Gordon - Boston
Chasen Greig - Springfield
Florian Hackl - Boston
Sean Hashemi - Boston
Dar M. Heinze - Boston
Sophie-Charlotte Hofferberth - Boston
Matthew R. Janko - Boston
Christopher R. Johnson - Boston
Elizabeth C. Kao - Boston
Saiqa I. Khan - Boston
Sarah E. Ledbetter - Boston
Ashton E. Lehmann - Boston
George Z. Li - Boston
Heather Lyu - Boston
Ryan Macht - Boston
Alexi Matousek - Boston
Tyler R. McClintock - Boston
Ashleigh D. Menhadji - Boston
Brian D. Mercer - Boston
Joseph M. Mets - Boston
Alessandra L. Moore - Boston
Prathima Nandivada - Boston
Anand Padmanabha - Boston
Madhukar S. Patel - Boston
Didi Pathak - Boston
Katie Phillips - Boston
Ashwini S. Poola - Springfield
Archana Rajender - Boston
Nakul Raykar - Boston
Hamed Sadeghipour - Boston
Peter B. Schroer - Pittsfield
Feroze Y. Sidhwa - Boston
Nichole E. Starr - Boston
Vincent L. Storie - Boston
Stephanie D. Talutis - Boston
Chelsea A. Troiano - Boston
Russell Witt - Boston
Sarah Wong - Springfield
Jonathan Yin - Boston

Senior Member Contributions

The Chapter is pleased to acknowledge the following contributors for the 2013-2014 Resident Research Awards

Robert D. Blute, Jr., MD, FACS
Gary F. Fitzpatrick, MD, FACS
Emanuel Friedman, 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
W. Wallace Watson, MD, FACS
Robert H. P. Yuan, MD, FACS

Resident Sponsors

The Chapter is pleased to acknowledge the following members who sponsored residents to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting

Desmond H. Birkett, MD, FACS
Terry L. Buchmiller, MD, FACS
Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS
John J. Kelly, MD, FACS
Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS
Peter T. Masiakos, MD, FACS
David McAneny, MD, FACS
Kevin P. Moriarty, MD, FACS
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS
Joseph D. Raffetto, MD, FACS
Marc S. Rubin, MD, FACS
Heena Santry, MD, FACS
Richard Swanson, MD, FACS
Jacqueline Wu, MD, FACS
Michael Zinner, MD, FACS

Resident Competition

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is pleased to announce the 4th annual resident competition to attend the 2015 ACS Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit that will be held April 18 - 21, 2015 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.

The MCACS will sponsor one young surgeon to attend the conference and summit in 2015. 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 recipient will be reimbursed for his/her travel expenses and registration for the 2015 conference and summit in Washington, DC and the winning essay will be posted on the MCACS website, www.mcacs.org. The recipient will be expected to give a presentation at the MCACS 2015 State Advocacy Day that will take place in Boston. He/she will also be invited to give a report at the May 2015 MCACS Council meeting. Entries, along with the residents' CVs, should be submitted to the MCACS by email, admin@mcacs.org. The statement should be limited to 1 typed page (double spaced, 12 point font).

The deadline for submitting an essay is January 5, 2015. 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.

The MCACS Honors President Pro Tempore Richard T. Moore and Representative Viriato Manuel deMacedo

On September 30, 2014, the Chapter honored two state legislators - President Pro Tempore Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge) and Representative Viriato Manuel deMacedo (R-Plymouth) - for their advocacy and leadership in helping to secure funding for 1.5 full-time positions for the Massachusetts State Trauma Registry. The Department of Public Health will use these positions to study trauma care in Massachusetts and research the outcomes of every trauma patient who visits an emergency department in the state. Senator Moore and Representative deMacedo received awards named for Dr. John Collins Warren, who was one of the most renowned American surgeons of the 19th century and a founding member of Massachusetts General Hospital. The event took place in the Ether Dome at MGH.


Bryant Barnard, MD - Wenham
Joseph R. Barrie, MD, FACS - Harvard
Joseph Baron, MD - Stuart, FL
Robert B. Brendze MD, FACS - Chestnut Hill
John P. Chandler, MD - Worcester
Robert Dandrow, MD, FACS - Milton
Fredereick G. Doran, MD, FACS - Falmouth
Joseph A. Dorgan, MD, FACS - Boston
Peter P. Gudas Jr., M.D., FACS - Brookline
Donald G. Keamy, MD, FACS - Andover
John Bird Lloyd, MD, FACS - Pride's Crossing
Sidney E. Maislen, MD, FACS - West Falmouth
Leo T. McCallum, MD - Framingham
John D. Moyer, MD - Barnstable
James M. O'Hare, MD, FACS - Rutland
Austin O'Malley, MD - Naples, FL
John I. Sanders, MD, FACS - West Boylston
John E. Yelle, MD, FACS - Holyoke
Stephen J. Zwirek, MD, FACS - Wilbraham

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