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of the American College of Surgeons

Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (TNACS)

The Mission of the TN Chapter, ACS, is to improve the health of the people of Tennessee and the Southeastern Region of the United States by promoting the ethical practice of the art and science of surgery.

The TN Chapter is dedicated to

  • the promotion of membership,
  • the provision of advocacy for surgeons and patients,
  • the education of surgeons and surgical residents, and
  • the ultimate improvement and measurement of patient care and safety.

The Chapter provides a network for the Fellows of the State and serves as their liaison to the American College of Surgeons.

2017 Membership

The Tennessee Chapter, ACS would like to invite you to become a member! It’s your membership that will continue to let the Chapter focus on important issues facing Tennessee surgeons.

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Learn more

  1. Clinical Congress 2017

    October 22 - October 26
  2. TNACS Annual Meeting

    August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018


Chapter Leaders Attend Leadership and Advocacy Symposium

A group of TN Surgeons including Drs. William Edwards and Gayle Minard, who are TNACS Governors, and Drs. Max Langham, Heath Giles, and Bart Clements visited Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker during the ACS Advocacy Summit. The group discussed MACRA...


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