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713 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: 412-321-5030    FAX: 412-321-5323
acs@acms.org


Pauline Chen, MD
Monday, November 3, 2014

Pauline Chen
Photo credit: Joanne Chan

Pauline Chen, respected surgeon and author of Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality, will be in Pittsburgh on Monday, November 3, 2014 to speak to members of the Southwestern PA Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and invited guests.  As a transplant surgeon and one who treats terminally ill patients, Dr. Chen is concerned with the care of the dying by a doctors who often consider a patient’s death as a sign of imperfect care and thus a personal failure.  Too often patients die in a hospital’s intensive care unit while undergoing painful treatment rather than at home with pain management and family.

Dr. Chen was educated at Harvard University and Northwestern University Medical School and completed her general surgery training at Yale University.  Dr. Chen is the recipient of numerous awards, including the UCLA Outstanding Physician of the Year Award and the George Longstreth Humanness Award at Yale for most exemplifying empathy, kindness, and care in an age of advancing technology.


The topic of Dr. Chen’s presentation in November will be Choosing between Technology and Palliation
If you would like to be added to the guest list please contact Dianne Meister at 412/321-5030.  (Tickets for non-members of the SW PA Chapter will be $100).


Current Officers
Shari Mancini, MD, FACS President
Christopher Bartels, MD, FACS President elect
Carol McCloskey, MD, FACS Secretary/Treasurer
Kenneth Lee, MD, FACS
Governor
Kurt Stahlfeld, MD, FACS. Governor


Due to Dr. Harrison's early retirement these officers have stepped forward to fill the positions for the remainder of the year.  Elections for 2015 will take place in November
Council
Jeannette Capella, MD, FACS
Robert Keenan, MD, FACS
Allan Philp, MD, FACS
Nagamalli Ramakrishna, MD, FACS
Lana Schumacher, MD, FACS
Timothy Wu, MD, FACS


Dinakar Golla, MD, FACS Young Surgeon Rep
James McCormick, DO, FACS CoC Liaison


Date of Founding:
1953        60 years since Charter received
                Merged with Pittsburgh Surgical Society in 2011
Members:
347
Goals/Objectives:
This Chapter was organized to promote the art and science of surgery through educational programs and to enhance the overall quality of surgical care in Southwestern Pennsylvania











Recent activities:
2104 Student Suturing
2014 Most Interesting Case Presentation
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Dr. Jim McCormick (WPAHS) presents to Dr. D'Arcy Duke (Conemaugh), a plaque recognizing
Dr. Jim McCormick (WPAHS) presents to Dr. D'Arcy Duke (Conemaugh), a plaque recognizing
her role as president of the SW PA Chapter of the American College of Surgeons in 2012.
Dr. Jim McCormick and guest speaker at the SW PA Chapter's November 12th meeting. 
Mr Charles Kenney, author of Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's
Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience
Dr. Jim McCormick and guest speaker at the SW PA Chapter's November 12th meeting.
Dr. D'Arcy Duke presents to Dr. Jim McCormick a gavel noting his position as president
Dr. D'Arcy Duke presents to Dr. Jim McCormick a gavel noting his position as president
of the SW PA Chapter of the American College of Surgeons for 2013.

The November meeting also provided an opportunity for the Chapter to recognize two
Outstanding Senior Medical Students who had shown an aptitude for surgery during
their serve.  Both students were unable to be present due to interviews for residency
placement but received a check from the Chapter to assist in their endeavors.  From
the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is Kyle Jackson and from Drexel
University School of Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital Campus is Darshan Patel.

Membership:
Active membership shall be Fellows and Associate Fellows of the American College of Surgeons residing or practicing in this area and are members in good standing of the College.

Resident members shall have graduated from a medical school acceptable to the American College of Surgeons & is currently enrolled in an accredited training program focused on a surgical specialty as noted in the by-laws. Emeritus membership shall be limited to those members over the age of 65 or retired from the active practice of surgery and have applied for such status through the American College of Surgeons. Medical Students in a U.S. medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) are eligible to apply as a Medical School member of the Chapter.

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Administrator:
Dianne Meister, RN
712 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-321-5030
             

Administrative services provided by
Allegheny Physicians Service Corporation.

 

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Allegheny County Medical Society