About Us

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. To this end, the TN Chapter, ACS strives to cultivate equality and achieve inclusivity as surgeons, leaders, role models, and mentors not only within our own surgical community but throughout society.

The TN Chapter is dedicated to

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

OUR PURPOSE

 

  • To promote the improvement of care to the surgical patient
  • To promote cooperation among the members of the Chapter in their common efforts to improve the quality of surgical care
  • To provide a medium through which surgical experiences may be presented and discussed, through which continuing education in the area of surgical skills and care may be provided, and through which outmoded and/or unethical surgical practices may be corrected
  • To offer assistance to professional and civic-based groups concerned with the maintenance of high quality health care in the State of Tennessee
  • To assist in providing the residents of the State of Tennessee with surgical and hospital facilities of the highest ethical and professional standards

 

Tennessee Chapter of ACS Leadership

Board of Directors 2021-2022

Max Langham Jr., MD FACS

President

Memphis, TN

Mary Hooks, MD FACS

President-Elect

Nashville, TN

Heath Giles, MD FACS

Vice President

Chattanooga, TN

Robert Maxwell, MD FACS

Past President

Chattanooga, TN

Carmen Solorzano, MD FACS

Secretary-Treasurer

Nashville, TN

At-Large Directors

Alexander Feliz, MD FACS

At-Large Director - West

Memphis, TN

Ankush Gosain, MD PhD FACS

At-Large Director - West

Memphis, TN

Denis A. Foretia, MD MPH MBA FACS

At-Large Director - West

Memphis, TN

Matthew D. Spann, MD FACS

At-Large Director - Middle

Nashville, TN

Naira Baregamian, MD FACS

At-Large Director - Middle

Nashville, TN

Habeeba Park, MD FACS

At-Large Director - Middle

Murfreesboro, TN

Heath Giles, MD FACS

At-Large Director - East

Chattanooga, TN

C. Lindsay McKnight, MD, FACS

At-Large Director - East

Knoxville, TN

Bracken Burns, DO FACS

At-Large Director - East

Johnson City, TN

YFA Representatives 

Jeremiah Deneve, MD, FACS

Chairman

Memphis, TN

Elizabeth Jackson, MD, FACS

Johnson City, TN

Committee on Cancer

James McLoughlin, MD FACS

Chairman

Knoxville, TN

Committee on Trauma

Brian James Daley, MD FACS

Chairman

Knoxville, TN

Governors

Tony Haley, MD, FACS

Governor, At Large

Johnson City, TN

Brian James Daley, MD FACS

Nominated Governor, At Large

Knoxville, TN

William Edwards Jr, MD, FACS

Governor, At Large

Nashville, TN

Ingrid Meszoely, MD, FACS

Nominated Governor, At Large

Nashville, TN

Martin Fleming, MD, FACS

Governor, At Large

Memphis, TN 

Frederick Boop, MD FACS

Governor, American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Memphis, TN

Carmen Cecilia Solorzano, MD FACS

Governor, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons

Nashville, TN

Eunice Huang, MD, FACS

American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery

Memphis, TN

Oscar Guillamondegui, MD, FACS

Governor, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Nashville, TN

Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD FACS

Governor, Surgical Infection Society

Nashville, TN

Patrick A. Stone, MD FACS

Governor, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society

Nashville, TN

TN Surgical Quality Consortium

George Lynch, MD FACS

Nashville, TN

ACS Board of Regents

Ken Sharp, MD, FACS

Nashville, TN

Advocacy Insider

Barton Clements, MD, FACS

Livingston, TN

Tony Haley, MD, FACS

Jonesborough, TN

James 'Trey' Eubanks, MD, FACS

Memphis, TN

Laura Witherspoon, MD, FACS

Chattanooga, TN

Resident Representatives

Mina Nordness, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Victoria “Tori” Clancy, MD

ETSU
Johnson City, TN

James “Tee” Griscom, MD

UTHSC – Nashville
Nashville, TN

Smadar Bogardus, MD

University of TN – Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

John Pickering, MD

UT College of Medicine – Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN

Andrew Fleming

UTHSC-Memphis
Memphis, TN

Chapter Administrator

Wanda G. McKnight, CAE

600 12th Ave., S
#204
Nashville, TN  37203
wanda@tnacs.org

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