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(2006-2013), Nominating Committee (2006-2011), and
Finance Committee (2010-2014), and was a member of several
other Regental committees. Dr. Freischlag also served
in other leadership capacities within the ACS, including as
Chair of the ACS Committee on Education (2010-2018),
Chair of the Scholarships Committee (2008-2012), member
of the Advisory Council for Vascular Surgery (2006-2015),
member of the Comprehensive Communications Committee
(2006-2014), member of the Central Judiciary Committee
(2014-2015), member of the Elections Advisory Committee
(2013-2015), member of the Committee on Ethics
(2011-2012), ex-officio member of the Health Policy and
Advocacy Group (2012-2013), and senior member of the
Pre- and Postoperative Care Committee (1995-2002).
Dr. Freischlag has been a committed surgeon-scientist
throughout her career, with a focus on vascular surgery
and the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome.
She has participated in research that has been
selected for millions of dollars in grants and awards on
such topics as aneurysms, vascular grafts, peripheral vascular
disease, and more.
Her accomplishments as a surgeon-researcher have
paralleled her achievements as a member of the editorial
boards for many prominent surgical journals, including
Vascular Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, Journal of
the American College of Surgeons, Journal of the American
Medical Association, JAMA Surgery (Archives of Surgery),
and more. She has published more than 300 original papers
and written nearly 60 chapters in textbooks. In addition, Dr.
Freischlag has led nearly 300 invited lectures, workshops, or
site visits since 2008.
Beyond her dedicated service to the ACS, Dr. Freischlag
has been a member and leader of many other prestigious
surgical and medical societies. She has been president of
the Association of VA Surgeons; president of the Society
for Vascular Surgery; chair of the Society of Surgical Chairs,
which the ACS manages; vice-president (U.S. section) of
the James IV Association of Surgeons; and member of
several boards in the Association for American Medical
Colleges, among others. She also has been a member of
surgical groups that support women physicians and surgeons,
including the American Medical Women's Association
and the Association of Women Surgeons.
Dr. Freischlag has been recognized many times for her
achievements. Among other honors, she was awarded
the Golden Scalpel Award for Outstanding Teaching
as an assistant professor at the University of California,
Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1990 and 1991; the Golden Cane
Award, Resident Teaching Award, at Medical College
of Wisconsin in 1992 and 1994-1996; the Distinguished
Member Award in 2000 and the Nina Starr Braunwald
Award in 2010 from the Association of Women Surgeons;
the Lifetime Achievement Award from West Los Angeles
VA Hospital in 2006; and honorary fellowship in the Royal
College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2016. Dr. Freischlag
continuously has been named one of the Best Doctors
in America and was elected to the National Academy of
Medicine in 2015. She received the Distinguished Service
Award from the Association of VA Surgeons in 2021.
Dr. Freischlag graduated from the University of Illinois,
Chicago, with a bachelor of science in biology. She earned
her medical degree from Rush University, Chicago, and performed
her postgraduate training and fellowships at UCLA.
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, a preeminent general
surgeon who has built a long-lasting career at the University
of California, San Francisco (UCSF), will be installed
as the First Vice-President. At UCSF, Dr. Duh is professor
of surgery, division of general surgery, and chief, section
of endocrine surgery. He also is attending surgeon, VA
Medical Center, San Francisco.
A Fellow of the College since 1991, Dr. Duh has been
involved in several leadership and education capacities
within the ACS. He was a Governor (2002-2008) and has
served as a leader of the Northern California Chapter
of the ACS in roles including President (2003-2004) and
Secretary/Treasurer (1998-2001). Dr. Duh has consistently
been involved in the Program Committee that develops the
educational content of the annual Clinical Congress, having
served as a member since 2007, an intermittent consultant
since 2012, and as Vice-Chair (2012-2013). He also has been
a member of the ACS Committee on Video-Based Education,
as well as the committee's Vice-Chair (2006-2010).
Dr. Duh has been a prominent member and leader of
several renowned surgical associations, having served as
president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons,
the Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society, the San
Francisco Surgical Society, and the Pacific Coast Surgical
Association. He has been deeply involved in education at
UCSF and beyond, having mentored many clinical endocrine
surgery fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and residents,
as well as delivered hundreds of international and domestic
invited presentations throughout his career.
His research focuses on the endocrine system and
endocrine tumors, and he has been principal or co-principal
investigator on more than 30 funded studies. Dr. Duh also is
a prolific author of surgery articles and texts, having authored
nearly 400 peer-reviewed publications, written nearly 50 book
chapters, and authored more than 180 conference abstracts.
Dr. Duh earned his bachelor of science in molecular biophysics
and biochemistry from Yale University, New Haven,
CT, and earned his medical degree and completed his
internship, residency, and postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF.
The Second Vice-President will be Richard A. Lynn,
MD, FACS, RPVI, a general vascular surgeon in Palm
Beach, FL. Dr. Lynn operated in private practice in West
Palm Beach from 1976 to 2013, when he retired. During
his career, he also served as director, Vascular Laboratory
of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach (1981-2013);
and clinical assistant professor of surgery (2008-2013)
and associate professor of surgery (2013-2014), Florida
International University College of Medicine, Miami.
A Fellow of the College since 1979, Dr. Lynn
previously served as an ACS Governor (2000-2006) and
as Chair of the B/G Committee on Chapter Relations
(2004-2006). As a leader of the Florida Chapter of the
ACS, he served as Secretary/Treasurer (2003-2004),
State Advocacy Representative (2003-2006), and
President (2006-2008).
In addition, Dr. Lynn has been deeply involved with the
ACS Foundation, having served as a member of the Foundation's
Board of Directors for 10 years (2009-2019) and as
a member of the 1913 Legacy Campaign National Steering
Committee; he also is recognized as a Life Member of the
Foundation's Fellows Leadership Society-Regents Circle
and The Mayne Heritage Society. Additionally, he joined
the ACS Operation Giving Back Doctors for Maria Relief
Mission (2017-2019) in response to Hurricane Maria in
Puerto Rico. Dr. Lynn also was the Surgical History Group
Programming Committee Liaison to the Program Committee
(2018-2019). He also served on the board of directors
and the executive committee of the Society for Vascular
Surgery. In addition, he served as second vice-president of
the Southern Surgical Association (2016-2017).
As a private practice physician who performed vascular,
endovascular, general, and oncological surgery, Dr. Lynn
worked in association with Good Samaritan Medical
Center and St. Mary's Hospital, West Palm Beach, in
many capacities throughout his career. He was chair,
St. Mary's surgical evaluation committee; chair, Good
Samaritan surgical evaluation committee; chief, St.
Mary's and Good Samaritan departments of general
and vascular surgery; executive committee member, St.
Mary's Hospital; and member, physician's leadership
group, Good Samaritan Hospital, among other positions.
Dr. Lynn received his bachelor of arts from New
York University and his medical degree from Cornell
University Medical College, NY. He completed his
surgical internship and junior residency at Beth Israel
Hospital (now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center),
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; he completed his
senior residency, chief residency, and clinical fellowship,
at the Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University College
of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City.*
Don't miss out on the Virtual Exhibit Hall
Industry events showcasing the latest innovations in surgical products and services
have been formatted for a virtual experience at Clinical Congress 2021.
Exhibitor representatives will be available for live chats daily 8:30 am-4:30 pm Saturday, October 23, through Wednesday, October 27, in the Virtual Exhibit Hall,
which will be available on-demand until December 31, 2021. Industry Satellite Symposia will be featured on the following schedule. All times are Central Time.
Tuesday, October 26
8:00 am-9:00 am
Evidence-Based Approach to Challenging
Cases During a Pandemic
Vedra Augenstein, MD, MS, MCG, FACS
Paul J. Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Presented by 3M + KCI
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Approaches to a Right Reconstructive
Lumpectomy Breast Surgery
Linda K. Han, MD, FACS, FSSO
Presented by Hologic Inc.
Wednesday, October 27
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Satellite Symposium sessions
are not eligible for CME.
How I Approached Colectomy With daVinci
in an Ambulatory Setting
Laila Rashidi, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Presented by Intuitive
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
My Experience Using the daVinci Xi
in GERD and Bariatric Cases
Carlos Galvani, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Presented by Intuitive
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Building My daVinci Hernia Practice in an
Outpatient Setting: Impact on the Institution
and Our Patients
Andrew Duffy, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Presented by Intuitive

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