The Southwestern Surgical Congress is an organization that promotes the advancement of General Surgery by representing the interests of academic, community and rural surgeons, surgical residents and medical students through education, advocacy, research and innovation. The goal of the Congress is to promote excellence in patient care and professional development.

Annual Meeting: Past Meetings

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2013
David Antonenko, MD, PhD
Bacara Resort & Spa
Santa Barbara, California

2012
Robert C. McIntyre, Jr.
Terranea Resort
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

2011
Edward Nelson, MD
JW Marriott Ihilani
Oahu, Hawaii

2010
Frederick A. Moore
Loews Canyon Resort
Tucson, Arizona

2009
Maria D. Allo, MD
Hotel del Colorado
Coronado, California

2008
Alan G. Thorson, MD
Fairmont Acapulco Princess
Acapulco, Mexico

2007
Scott R. Petersen, MD
Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa
Rancho Mirage, California

2006
Ernest L. Dunn, MD
Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club
Kauai, Hawaii

2005
Jeffrey R. Saffle, MD
Westin La Cantera Resort
San Antonio, Texas

2004
Jon S. Thompson, MD
Hyatt Regency Monterey
Monterey,California

2003
Russell G. Postier, MD
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson,Arizona

2002
James A. Edney, MD
Hotel del Coronado
Coronado, California

2001
Nicholas P. Lang, MD
Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Resort
Cancun, Mexico

2000
Victor J. Zannis, MD
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs,Colorado

1999
Ernest E. Moore, Jr., MD
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Coronado, California

1998
Charles H. McCollum, MD
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort
SanAntonio, Texas

1997
James H. Thomas, MD
Westin Mission Hills Resort
RanchoMirage, California

1996
Carey P. Page, MD
Marriott’s Camelback Inn Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona

1995
Robert B. Sawyer, MD
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort
SanAntonio, Texas

1994
Ernest Poulos, MD
The Westin LaPaloma
Tucscon, Arizona

1993
Dominic Albo, Jr., MD
Hyatt Regency Monterey
Monterey, California

1992
David V. Feliciano, MD
Marriott’s Camelback Inn Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona

1991
William F. Sasser, MD
The Mirage
Las Vegas, Nevada

1990
Kent C. Westbrook, MD
LaQuinta Golf & Tennis Resort
La Quinta, California

1989
Frederic C. Chang, MD
Hyatt Regency Monterey
Monterey,California

1988
Arlo S. Hermreck, MD
The Pointe at Squaw Peak
Phoenix, Arizona

1987
*Joseph L. Kovarik, MD
Hotel del Coronado
Coronado, California

1986
Ronald C. Elkins, MD
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
San Francisco, California

1985
*Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD
Caesars Palace Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

1984
Raymond C. Read, MD
The Hyatt Regency
Honolulu & Maui, Hawaii

1983
Livingston Parsons, Jr., MD
The Pointe Resort
Phoenix, Arizona

1982
*Albert J. Kukral, MD
Hotel del Coronado
Coronado, California

1981
*Wallace L. Chambers, MD
Hyatt del Monte
Monterey, California

1980
Gilbert S. Campbell, MD
Broadmoor Hotel
Colorado Springs, Colorado

1979
*MacDonald Wood, MD
Caesars Palace Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

1978
*Cyril Costello, MD
Riviera Hotel
Palm Springs, California

1977
*Howard T. Robertson, MD
Princess Hotel
Acapulco, Mexico

1976
*John B. Gramlich, MD
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Houston, Texas

1975
*George H. Mertz, MD
Caesars Palace Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

1974
*Lawrence H. Wilkinson, MD
Del Monte Hyatt House
Monterey, California

1973
*James B. Growdon, MD
Mountain Shadows Hotel
Scottsdale, Arizona

1972
*John G. Shellito, MD
Hilton Inn
Albuquerque, New Mexico

1971
*J. Robert Spencer, MD
Caesar’s Palace Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

1970
*Jean C. Gladden, MD
Sheraton-Dallas Hotel
Dallas, Texas

1969
*John H. Clark, MD
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Lake Tahoe, Nevada

1968
*Robert B. Howard, MD
Brown Palace Hotel
Denver, Colorado

1967
*John A. Growdon, MD
Del Webb-Town House
Phoenix, Arizona

1966
*O. Ernest Grua, MD
Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

1965
*Wayne C. Bartlett, MD
Velda Rose Towers
Hot Springs, Arkansas

1964
*Eugene M. Bricker, MD
Granada Hotel
San Antonio, Texas

1963
*Edgar J. Poth, MD
Maria Isable Hotel
Mexico City, Mexico

1962
*Charles M. O’Leary, MD
Western Skies Hotel
Albuquerque, New Mexico

1961
*Howard D. Cogswell, MD
Chase Park Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri

1960
*Fred H. Krock, MD
Riviera Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

1959
*Lewis M. Overton, MD
Brown Palace Hotel
Denver, Colorado

1958
*Kenneth C. Sawyer, MD
Shamrock Hotel
Houston, Texas

1957
*John V. Goode, MD
Broadway Hotel
Wichita, Kansas

1956
*Charles R. Rountree, MD
Pioneer Hotel
Tucson, Arizona

1955
*Lawrence P. Engel, MD
Hotel Muehlebach
Kansas City, Missouri

1954
*Philip B. Price, MD
Skirvin Hotels
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1953
*Louis P. Good, MD
Hotel Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

1952
*Michael E. DeBakey, MD
Baker Hotel
Dallas, Texas

1951
*Leo J. Starry, MD
Hotel Jefferson
St. Louis, Missouri

1950
*Thomas G. Orr, MD
Shirley Savoy
Denver, Colorado

1949
*Walter Stuck, MD
Shamrock Hotel
Houston, Texas

*Deceased