The more than 5,800 ACS members living in New York are currently represented by 5 different Chapters. This Chapter represents the New York Chapter and Manhattan Council territories (seen in blue and red). The New York Chapter strives to unite efforts to improve the quality of surgical practice in New York and care to surgical patients.
The New York Chapter of the American College of Surgeons advocates for surgeons in New York State and serves as a resource for surgical issues within New York. In addition, we support the American College of Surgeons with its Federal lobby efforts and promote continuing medical educational opportunities for surgeons.
The NY Chapter of the ACS is governed by a volunteer Board of Fellows of the ACS.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
The letters FACS (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.
The ACS Web Portal at efacs.org is your link to specialty communities, academic surgery articles, CME certificates, and more.
See what advocacy efforts are being followed at the federal level by visiting the American College of Surgeons Advocacy and Health Policy Portal.