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Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, Elected ACS President-Elect


 

Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, the Jane and Donald D. Trunkey Endowed Chair in Trauma Surgery, vice-chairman, department of surgery, and professor of surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, was elected President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) at the October 25 Annual Business Meeting of the Members.

Dr. Ronald V. Maier

Dr. Ronald V. Maier

In addition to his positions at the University of Washington, he is director, Northwest Regional Trauma Center, surgeon-in-chief, and co-director of the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), Harborview Medical Center, Seattle. He also is associate medical staff, University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. An ACS Fellow since 1984, Dr. Maier has served in various leadership roles in the College, including First Vice-President. Dr. Maier is highly esteemed for his contributions to trauma surgery, surgical research, and surgical education.

Dr. Mark Weissler

Dr. Mark Weissler

The First and Second Vice-Presidents-Elect also were elected at the meeting. The First Vice-President-Elect is Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, the Joseph P. Riddle Distinguished Professor, department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, and chief, division of head and neck surgery, University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine at Chapel Hill. An ACS Fellow since 1989, Dr. Weissler is Past-Chair of the Board of Regents, the Ethics Committee, and Advisory Council for Otolaryngology−Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Philip Caropreso

Dr. Philip Caropreso

The Second Vice-President-Elect is Phillip R. Caropreso, MD, FACS, a general surgeon from Keokuk, IA. A committed rural surgeon, Dr. Caropreso has practiced in Mason City, IA; Keokuk; and Carthage, IL. Dr. Caropreso has been an ACS Fellow since 1979 and has served in various ACS leadership roles, including President of the Iowa Chapter, Chair of the Iowa Committee on Trauma, and Vice-Chair of Advisory Council for Rural Surgery.

Read more about President-Elect and Vice-Presidents-Elect in the December Bulletin at bulletin.facs.org.

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