Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS)
2020-2021 Council

Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS

Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FRCS,

Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS

John O. Schorge, MD, FACS

Past President
Richard S. Swanson, MD, FACS

ACS Board of Governors
Peter T. Masiakos, MD, FACS

MASQIC Liaison
Marc S. Rubin, MD, FACS

David McAneny, MD, FACS

Stanley W. Ashley, MD, FACS
Mitchell H. Bamberger, MD, FACS
Jennifer S. Davids, MD
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. Itani, MD, FACS
Anthony L. McCluney, M.D., FACS
Rocco Ricciardi, MD, FACS
Neal E. Seymour, MD, FACS
Charles J. Siegert, MD, FACS
Martin Williams, MD
Jacqueline J. Wu, MD, FACS

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

Resident Members
Nikhil Panda, MD
Stephanie D. Talutis, MD, MPH
Jacques Townsend, DO

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

500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400
Beverly, MA 01915

Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS

I would like to thank the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) again for the opportunity to serve as its President. As this challenging year comes to a close, and our 2020 Annual Meeting ( takes place virtually this week, I want to remind everyone during these difficult times of the importance of our organization and the value MCACS membership delivers.

First and foremost, "all politics are local" as state laws and regulations affect our practices daily. The ability to have access and affect change with the people that make them is an amazing opportunity that MCACS offers our members.



Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS
Peter S. Hopewood, MD, FACS

I want to extend to all members of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) my best wishes for your health and safety during this most difficult time.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chapter has been as busy as ever in servicing its membership and our leadership has stepped up to the latest challenges that face us as a professional organization.



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ACS Recommendations Concerning Surgery Amid the COVID-19 Resurgence
Take Action: Tell Your Member of Congress to Support Surgeons!
ACS COVID-19 Registry Remains Open to Capture COVID-19 Patient Data during Latest Resurgence


On May 21, 2020 the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) hosted a 1 hour webinar with hospital leaders from around the state discussing their approach on the topic of "Re-starting Surgery in Massachusetts". This session had valuable take-away for many surgeons, hospital leaders and administrators. I encourage you and your colleagues to listen to the recording of this webinar and take advantage of this timely and unique information.

What follows was the content of this webinar:

  • COVID-19 Pandemic: Overview
  • Restarting Surgery: Following needs and rules of stake holders - State Government, patients and institutions
  • Role of the local Chapter
  • Q&A

View Detailed Program

Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Business Meeting Minutes:

2019 MCACS Annual Member Business Meeting
Held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 (1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)
Essex Ballroom - Westin Copley Place Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts
View The Meeting Minutes

2020-2021 MCACS Council and Committees Announcement:

The MCACS Council has unanimously voted to postpone transition of the
Chapter's leadership positions for one year, until December 2021.

After significant discussion the Council agreed that it was in the
best interest of the Chapter to maintain stability.

Many other organizations have made similar decisions.

The current Council and Committees will remain in place until the
next MCACS Member Business Meeting in December of 2021.