Michael J. Stamos, MD, Orange, California, was elected President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) at the Society’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix, succeeding Alan G. Thorson, MD, Omaha. Dr. Stamos is the John E. Connolly Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. He moved from the University of California, Los Angeles, faculty to the UC Irvine Medical Center in 2002 to establish the Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery.
Other new officers and members elected to serve on the organization’s governing Executive Council are:
Terry C. Hicks, MD, New Orleans, Louisiana, President-Elect: Dr. Hicks is Associate Chairman, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, and Clinical Professor of Surgery, LSU School of Medicine.
Martin A. Luchtefeld, MD, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Vice President. Dr. Luchtefeld is currently Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Spectrum Health Medical Group, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Patricia L. Roberts, MD, Burlington, Massachusetts, Treasurer: Dr. Roberts is Chair of the Division of Surgery at Lahey Clinic and Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Elisa H. Birnbaum, MD, St. Louis, Missouri, Member-at-Large: Dr. Birnbaum is a Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. She is also the Director of the Pelvic Floor Center in the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
David A. Margolin, MD, New Orleans, Louisiana, Member-at-Large: Dr. Margolin is Director of Colorectal Research at the Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans. His professional interests include laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, complex anorectal conditions and incontinence.
Thomas E. Read, MD, Burlington, Massachusetts, Member-at-Large: Dr. Read is a senior staff surgeon in the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachustts, and Program Director of the Residency in Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. ■