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Officers & Committees

Officers

President
Courtney Scaife
Salt Lake City, UT
President-Elect
S. Rob Todd
Houston, TX
Vice President
Shanu Kothari
La Crosse, WI
Treasurer
Walt Biffl
La Jolla, CA
Recorder
Sharmila Dissanaike
Lubbock, TX

State Councilors

Arizona
Barb Pockaj

Arkansas
Sam Smit

California (Northern)
Andre Campbell

California (Southern)
Nicolas Melo

Colorado
David Partrick

Hawaii
Mike Hayashi

Idaho
Marcus Torgeson

Kansas
Josh Mammen

Missouri
Bryan Troop

Montana
David Parks

Nebraska
Paul Kolkman

Nevada
Paul Nelson

New Mexico
M. Timothy Nelson

North Dakota
Randolph Szlabick

Oklahoma
Anthony Howard

South Dakota
Paul Bjordahl

Texas (Northern)
Justin Regner

Texas(Southern)
Brian Eastridge

Utah
Bartley Pickron

Wisconsin
Brandon Grover

 

Committee Chairs

Communications
Sean Langenfeld

Constitution & Bylaws
Sharmila Dissanaike

Development
Michael Truitt

Graduate Medical Education
Daniel Dent

Membership
Bryan Morse

Nominating
Clay Burlew

Program
Bartley Pickron

CME
Lillian Liao

Publications
Sharmila Dissanaike

Historian
Ronald Stewart

Multi Center Trials
Michael Truitt

Advanced Practice Clinicians
Tom WhiteAnnika Kay

Lowry Fund Governing Committee
Kenric Murayama, MD

Congress Representatives

As The Congress forges new partnerships with allied groups in pursuit of its objectives, it continues to represent the interests of members through established links to organizations that share common goals.

SWSC has representatives on both the Board of Governors and the Advisory Council for Surgery of the American College of Surgeons, as well as the American Board of Surgery. The strategic alliance with The Southeastern Surgical Congress and our duel representation in the American College of Surgeons governing bodies adds to our influence on behalf of members.

In their SWSC roles, our representatives argue for positions beneficial to general surgeons on matters such as national practice guidelines, managed care, physician reimbursement, Medicare payment reform, professional liability, credentialing and national practice guidelines for general surgery.

Below are the SWSC Fellows representing your interests. You are welcome to direct your issues or concerns directly to SWSC’s respresentatives or contact SWSC Headquarters at 913.402.7102 or swsc@lp-etc.com

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS – BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Barb Pockaj
Phoenix, AZ

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS – ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR SURGERY
Kenric Murayama
Honolulu, HI

AMERICAN BOARD OF SURGERY
Roxie Albrecht, MD
Oklahoma City, OK