The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is a non-profit organization formed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The purposes of the Chapter are educational and professional, which includes elevating the standards of surgery and educating the public and the profession with respect to surgical care. The Chapter is comprised of about 1300 surgeons and is governed by a Council. The President of the organization is Dr. Michael T. Jaklitsch of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Chapter sponsors a meeting annually as part of its continuing medical education program. The 63rd Annual Meeting will be held on December 3, 2016 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chapter advocates on your behalf at the state and national levels and holds an annual advocacy day at the Massachusetts State House. As the Secretary of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, I hope that you will find the information contained on this site useful. I invite you to attend our Annual Meetings and get involved with our Leadership and participate in the activities of the Chapter. I invite you to attend our Annual Meetings and get involved with our Leadership and participate in the activities of the Chapter. View benefits of being a Chapter member
Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS
Naveen F. Sangji,
|As a medical student on clinical clerkships, I developed an interest in the policies governing our hospitals and, more broadly, our health care system. At the same time, I was involved in advocacy efforts centered on enhancing labor safety. To that end, I had participated in an event in Washington, DC, meeting with congressional staff to directly champion our cause. Read more.
Chapter Members at Fenway Park
Tickets are now available for the Chapter’s 6th Annual MCACS Membership Event at Fenway Park on Friday evening, August 26, 2016. Join us for fellowship and fun when the red hot Red Sox take on the Kansas City Royals. Seats are in the right field box section 90 and family and friends are welcome. Don’t forget to invite residents and non-member colleagues! We look forward to seeing you all there. For additional information or an order form, please email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapter Members at the 2016
ACS Leadership Summit
5th Annual Resident Competition Winner
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MCACS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Bethany Strong of Brigham and Women’s Hospital is the winner of the 2016 MCACS Resident Essay Competition. Dr. Strong, sponsored by the MCACS, will attend the ACS Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit that will be held April 9 - 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. Congratulations to Dr. Strong!
View Dr. Strong's essay
MCACS is partnering with the ACS Italy Chapter
May is Melanoma Month!
Find some helpful resources for Massachusetts Cancer Liaison Physicians (CLP’s).
Peter Hopewood, MD, FACS
Massachusetts CoC State Chair