The Young Fellows Association (YFA) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recently announced its new Chair for 2014–2015, as well as newly appointed members selected to serve on the YFA Governing Council. Michael Sutherland, MD, FACS, a general surgeon and assistant professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, will serve a one-year term as YFA Chair. Jacob Moalem, MD, FACS, a general surgeon and assistant professor, University of Rochester Medical Center, NY, will serve a one-year term as Vice-Chair.
New members of the YFA Governing Council are Ashley Vergis, MD, FACS, a minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon and assistant professor, University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, Winnipeg; Gerald R. Fortuna, Jr., MD, FACS, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Senior Flight Surgeon, University of Texas Houston Memorial Hospital, department of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery; Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, a trauma surgeon and assistant professor, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond; and Edie Chan, MD, FACS, a transplant surgeon and assistant professor, Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
For more information, go to www.facs.org/member-services/yfa/leadership.