Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD, FACS, Elected Vice-Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

WESTON, Fla. – Oct. 28, 2020 – Cleveland Clinic Weston is pleased to announce that Steven Wexner, MD, PhD, FACS, was elected Vice-Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Wexner was appointed to this position during the College’s virtual Clinical Congress 2020 in October. Dr. Wexner currently serves as the chair of the department of colorectal surgery and director of the Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida, and clinical professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

“We are proud to see Dr. Wexner continue his commitment to advancing higher standards for surgery through his leadership at the American College of Surgeons,” said Conor P. Delaney, MD, PhD, FACS, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region. “With decades of experience, Dr. Wexner is deserving of this position as he continues to challenge the future of our practice and find innovative and cutting-edge medical solutions for patients in the United States and world-wide.”

As Vice-Chair, Dr. Wexner will be jointly responsible with the Chair for oversight of several of the College’s committees, all of which represent the variety and diversity of views related to the issues that most face surgery today. He will work with the Chair of the Board of Regents in setting agendas and conducting the business of the Board of Regents.

A renowned surgeon, researcher and writer, Dr. Wexner has been a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) since 1991 and has served on the Board of Regents since 2012. He is the founding Chair of the ACS Commission on Cancer (CoC) National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer, a member of the Executive Committee of the CoC, and served as President of the College’s South Florida Chapter (2000-2004). He also served as an ACS Governor (2000-2006), as Chair of the ACS Advisory Council for Colon and Rectal Surgery, and on both the ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC (2005-2011 and 2017-2020), and ACS Foundation Board (2020) among numerous other involvements with the College.

Dr. Wexner is an active member of 42 learned societies and has held more than 70 appointed or elected offices in these societies. He is a past-president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (2011-2012), past-president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Research Foundation (2014-2016), past-president of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (2011), and past-president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2006-2007). He is an honorary member of 30 surgical societies in 25 other countries or regions, has published almost 800 peer-reviewed publications, and is Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious journal Surgery.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for all surgical patients. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. With more than 82,000 members, the College is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

About Cleveland Clinic Weston

Cleveland Clinic Weston, part of Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region, is a nonprofit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. With locations in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Palm Beach Gardens, Cleveland Clinic Weston has more than 250 physicians with expertise in 55 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region now includes Cleveland Clinic Indian River and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health and has hospitals and outpatient centers in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. The Florida region is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

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