Gary L. Timmerman, MD, FACS, a general surgeon from Sioux Falls, SD, was honored at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2014 Clinical Congress with an Appreciation Award for his years of service to the ACS Board of Governors. Dr. Timmerman concluded his tenure as Chair of the Board of Governors at the annual meeting.
During the Board of Governors Dinner October 29, Dr. Timmerman received a plaque commemorating the many roles he has filled at the College. Since 1997, he has served in more than 20 volunteer positions with the ACS, seven of which were on the Board of Governors.
“Dr. Timmerman played an instrumental role during his tenure as Chair of the Board of Governors during this past year. His sensitivity to individuals and issues, wonderful sense of humor, and tireless devotion to the American College of Surgeons will be remembered for many years to come,” said Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director, ACS Division of Member Services.
Dr. Timmerman became a Member of the Board of Governors in 2007. In 2009, he became a Member of the Board’s Nominating Committee (2009–2010). He has subsequently served as a Member of the Committee to Study the Fiscal Affairs of the College (2013–2014), Vice-Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee to Restructure Board of Governors Committees (2012–2013), Member of the Executive Committee (2011–2012), Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors (2011–2013), and, lastly, Chair of the Board of Governors (2013–2014).
In addition, he is a Past-President of the ACS South Dakota Chapter (1997–1998) and has been a member and chair of numerous other College committees, including the Committee on Young Surgeons and the Nominating Committee of the Fellows.
Dr. Timmerman is an attending surgeon at Sanford Surgical Associates, Sioux Falls, and associate professor and chair, department of surgery, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota.