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About the New York Chapter

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 Chapter aims:
  • To be responsible for and to endeavor to attain within the state the objectives of the American College of Surgeons.  These include elevating the standards for surgery, establishing a standard of competency and character for practitioners of surgery, providing a method of granting membership in the organization, educating the public and the profession to understand that the practice of surgery calls for special training and that the surgeon elected to Fellowship in this College has had such training and is properly qualified to practice surgery.

  • To promote the aims, interests, ideals and programs of the American College of Surgeons to the New York State Legislature and to act as a resource to state elected officials on issues impacting the practice of surgery and medicine.

  • To present information in support and/or opposition to Legislative initiatives to the New York State Legislature and the New York State Executive and Executive agencies.

  • To provide for close fellowship of its members in uniting their efforts to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient.

  • To stimulate interest in the Candidate Group among surgical residents and young surgeons.

  • To offer the assistance of their Fellows to professional and civic groups concerned with the health of the community.

  •  To provide a medium through which surgical experiences may be presented and to provide a meeting ground for all surgical specialties.

  • To promote the aims, ideals and programs of the American College of Surgeons in New York State.

  •  To serve as a means of communication between the members of the Chapter and the College.

  •  To elevate the standards of practice, training and education in surgery in New York.

  •  To provide a means through which the Fellows may communicate with other professional and civic groups concerned with the improved quality of health care.

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About the American College of Surgeons

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.

ACS Web Portal

The ACS Web Portal at efacs.org is your link to specialty communities, academic surgery articles, CME certificates, and more.

American College of Surgeons National Advocacy Initiatives

See what advocacy efforts are being followed at the federal level by visiting the American College of Surgeons Advocacy and Health Policy Portal.

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Uniting efforts to improve the quality of surgical practice in New York and care to surgical patients.

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New York Chapter American College of Surgeons
150 State Street, Floor 4, Albany NY 12207
Phone: (518) 598-7755  |  Fax: (518) 514-1424

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