Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS, Elected Chair of American College of Surgeons Board of Regents
At the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2021, Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH ’99, FACS, professor and Lewis B. Saltz Chair of the Department of Surgery at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, was elected to the position of chair of the ACS Board of Regents.
“I’m honored to have been elected to this position,” said Sidawy. “I’m looking forward to working with my fellow regents, executive director, and the leadership of the College in crafting effective programs and policies that ensure the highest quality surgical care for our patients and a safe and healthy work environment for our fellows and members.”
Sidawy has long been a leader within ACS. He has been a member of the Board of Regents since 2015, and he has served as a member of the ACS Board of Governors, president of the ACS Metropolitan Washington Chapter, chair of the ACS Committee on Chapter Activities, an inaugural member of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators (AMSE) and its Steering Committee, and consulting editor of AMSE Cutting Edge of Surgical Education, an online publication portal. In addition, he has served on the ACS Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee and the Surgical Quality Alliance. Sidawy received the 2006 LaSalle D. Lefall award from the ACS Metropolitan Washington Chapter.
In addition to ACS, Sidawy has held positions including president of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), a member of the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery, chair of the SVS Distinguished Fellows Council, and president of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the Eastern Vascular Society, the Chesapeake Vascular Society, and the Washington Academy of Surgery.
A prolific writer and editor, Sidawy has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and 55 chapters, and he served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Vascular Surgery for more than seven years. During his tenure, he launched the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders and the Journal of Vascular Surgery-Cases. He has also edited three textbooks: the Basic Science of Vascular Disease; Diabetic Foot, Lower Extremity Arterial Disease, and Limb Salvage; and the 9th edition of Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy.
Sidawy will serve as chair for one year.