About Ohio Chapter, ACS
The Ohio Chapter functions through the coordinated activity of its individual members, for the support and improvement of the practice of surgery in the state. With the help of an executive director, the Chapter relies completely on the energy and initiative of interested Ohio surgeons. We welcome the participation of any interested individuals.
Ohio Chapter Leadership
View the current Council and Committees on the Leadership page. You can also express your volunteer interest on this page.
Chapter is governed by its Council, that serves as a liaison committee between the Ohio Chapter and the Board of Regents, the Board of Governors and the staff of the American College of Surgeons. The elected members of the Council shall nominate candidates for Governors of the American College of Surgeons as vacancies arise in accordance with the directives of the College.
The Council shall consist of elected and ex-officio members. The elected members of the Council shall be the officers of the Chapter, the two immediate Past Presidents, and eight Councilors, two elected from each of the four districts designated for the state of Ohio. The ex-officio members of the Council shall be the Governors and the state chairman of the Committee on Cancer Liaison of the American College of Surgeons, the Chairperson of the Ohio Trauma Committee, and the Chairpersons of the Chapter Committees.
The counties of the state of Ohio shall be divided into four districts to permit equitable representation of parts of the state on the Executive Council of the Ohio Chapter, American College of Surgeons. The composition shall be determined by the Executive Council and may be amended from time to time to reflect population shifts within the state.
The Ohio Chapter awards the Distringuished Service Award in appreciation for many years of meritorious service to the Chapter for contributions toward the betterment of the practice of surgery in the State of Ohio.
2011 Michael Stark, MD, FACS
1995 Robert K Finley, Jr, MD FACS, Dayton
The Ohio Chapter, ACS Bylaws outline the governance and leadership methods employed by the organization. The current bylaws can be found here.
Ohio Chapter History
The History of the Ohio Chapter is a written account comprising the chronological record of events affecting the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. We have a rich surgical heritage of which all of us can be proud. Included are many of the people who formed the Chapter. An eminent surgeon well-known for his volunteer medical work in Kenya, China, and elsewhere and his articles in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, Robert K. Finley, Jr., MD, FACS now brings that same wit and warm writing style to this publication.
The Ohio Chapter honors all of the leaders who have helped shaped the organization into what it is today.
|1962 - Franklin L. Shively, Jr., MD, FACS||1964 - Tom E. Lewis, MD, FACS||1965 - Walter A. Hoyt, Jr., MD, FACS|
|1970 - C. William Loughry, MD, FACS||1975 - Byers W. Shaw, MD, FACS||1978 - Robert P. Hummel, MD, FACS|
|1979 - Robert E. Hermann, MD, FACS||1981 - Robert K. Finley, Jr., MD, FACS||1982 - Larry C. Carey, MD, FACS|
|1983 - Robert M. Zollinger, Jr., MD, FACS||1983-1984 - William V. Sharp, MD, FACS||1984 - Sterling W. Obenour, MD, FACS|
|1987 - Richard B. Reiling, MD, FACS||1989 - Richard B. Fratianne, MD, FACS||1990 - Lawrence H. Linder, MD, FACS|
|1991 - Sidney F. Miller, MD, FACS||1992 - Josef E. Fischer, MD, FACS||1995 - Jeffrey L. Ponsky, MD, FACS|
|1996 - Ezra Steiger, MD, FACS||1997 - Michael A. Flyn, Jr., MD, FACS||1998 - G. WIlliam Parker, MD, FACS|
|1999 - Mark A. Malangoni, MD, FACS||2000 - Margaret M. Dunn, MD, MBA||2001 - Michael S. Nussbaum, MD, FACS|
|2002 - Joseph P. Crowe, Jr., MD, FACS||2003 - Robert E. Falcone, MD, FACS||2004 - E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS|
|2005 - Michael E. Stark, MD, FACS||2006 - Gary B. Williams, MD, FACS||2007 - William C. Sternfeld, MD, FACS|
|2008 - Linda M. Barney, MD, FACS||2009 - Christopher McHenry, MD, FACS||2010 - Michael D. Sarap, MD, FACS|
|2011 - Joseph J. Sferra, MD, FACS||2012 - Alice A. Dachowski, MD, FACS|
Ohio Chapter, ACS
P.O. Box 1715
Columbus, OH 43216-1715
Fax: (877) 835-5798