Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS)
2017-2019 Council

Anne C. Larkin, MD, FACS

Richard S. Swanson, MD, FACS

Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS

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
Kevin P. Moriarty, MD, FACS
Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FACS

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

MASQIC Liaison
Marc S. Rubin, MD, FACS

David McAneny, MD, FACS

Mitchell H. Bamberger, MD, FACS
Michael G. DeBusk, MD, FACS
Robert P. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Christopher T. Ducko, MD, FACS
Alik Farber, MD, FACS
Jordan R. Gutweiler, MD, FACS
Kamal M.F. Itani, MD, FACS
Anthony L. McCluney, MD, FACS
Kevin P. Moriarty, MD, FACS
Faina Nakhlis, MD, FACS
Vinod Narra, MD, FACS
Rocco Ricciardi, MD, FACS
Lily V. Saadat, MD
John O. Schorge, MD, FACS
Neal E. Seymour, MD, FACS
Jacqueline J. Wu, MD, FACS

REP - ACS Commission on Cancer
James L. Frank, MD, FACS

Rep. to EMCAB 12/2019
Peter A. Burke, MD, FACS

Resident Members
Charles Rickert, MD, PhD
Lily V. Saadat, MD
Anupamaa Seshadri, MD

Chapter Offices
Stanley F. Alger, III, Executive Director
Maria Favazza, Administrator
Brittany Fiore, Meeting Manager

500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400
Beverly, MA 01915

Richard S. Swanson, MD, FACS
Richard S. Swanson, MD, FACS

It has been my honor to serve as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) for the past year. I am eager to host this year’s 66th Annual Meeting that will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Faina Nahklis, Chair of the Program Committee for the 2019 Annual Meeting, has planned an exceptional educational program. We will present resident research prize awards and the 7th Annual Dr. Joseph E. Murray Resident Research Prize for Basic Science. The annual meeting also includes the 9th annual “Top Gun" competition which will be held on Saturday afternoon.



Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS
Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS
I am delighted to provide a report on the activities of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 65th Annual Meeting, which was held December 1, 2018 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, chaired by Dr. Rocco Ricciardi. The annual meeting had a final attendance of 143 medical professionals, including 86 residents. I would like to thank Chapter members who sponsored a resident, and senior members who contributed to the resident research prize. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to the 17 industry partners who contributed to the 2018 meeting with sponsorships, exhibits and equipment for use during the Top Gun competition. This meeting would not be possible without your support! More


66th Annual Meeting

Register online and please consider to select: Sponsor a Resident and be recognized for your tax-deductible contribution during the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Business Meeting

Saturday, December 7, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Essex Ballroom
Westin Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts

Read the minutes from the 2018 Annual Business Meeting. More


The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is pleased to welcome the following new members of the MA Chapter of the ACS. More


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/March, May, September/October and December. To nominate a candidate to be considered by the Council, please email their CV along with a brief description about the candidate to Maria Favazza, by Saturday, November 30, 2019.

9th Annual Resident Advocate Leadership Competition

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) will sponsor one surgery resident to attend the 2020 ACS Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit, which will be held March 25-31, 2020 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 6, 2020.


65th Annual Meeting

The MCACS is pleased to acknowledge member and industry support for the 65th Annual Meeting in 2018



William F. Bernhard, MD - Framingham, MA
David J. Bryan, MD - Burlington, MA
William A. Cook, MD - North Andover, MA
F. Ellis, MD - Boston, MA
James E. Ellis, MD - Acton, MA
George L. MacDonald, Jr, MD - Marblehead, MA
John A. Mannick, MD, FACS - Weston, MA
J. Greer McBratney, MD - South Dartmouth, MA
Joseph F. Nates, MD - Taunton, MA