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Dr. M. Margaret Knudson new Medical Director of ACS-MHS



M. Margaret (Peggy) Knudson, MD, FACS, has joined the Division of Member Services of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as Medical Director for the Military Health System (MHS) Strategic ACS Partnership. This partnership was officially established with the signing of a charter during Clinical Congress 2014.

Dr. Knudson will oversee the partnership and assist with the development of education, systems-based practices, and research to maintain and advance the clinical knowledge and skills for ensuring quality and readiness of the military health system.

M. Margaret Knudson, MD FACS

M. Margaret Knudson, MD FACS

Dr. Knudson is currently professor of surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and an attending trauma surgeon at the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center where she also is actively involved in injury research and prevention. Dr. Knudson has been heavily engaged in the College’s trauma activities as a leader and active participant in the Committee on Trauma (COT) at the national and state levels; she served as vice-chair of the COT from 2006–2010. In that role she helped to develop the civilian-military surgical exchange program at the Army Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. View Dr. Knudson’s biography online at

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