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Keystone Chapter American College of Surgeons

Why Join A Local ACS Chapter?

Why belong to your local chapter? Local chapters offer opportunities to network with colleagues in your backyard, attend seminars and other educational events close to home and monitor legislative and regulatory issues affecting Pennsylvania physicians. Chapter members looking for guidance or assistance with an issue can reach out to another member, close to home, that could be dealing with the same state-related issue.

About Keystone Chapter


The Keystone Chapter (KCACS), is largest ACS Chapter in Pennsylvania and was founded in 1988 with the merger of the Central and Eastern Chapters. KCACS represents the interests of surgeons and promotes the ideals, policies and programs of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) which are dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of surgical care through education of and advocacy for its Fellows and their patients. KCACS is dedicated to being the voice of the surgeon.



7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

THE KEYSTONE RESPITE is a virtual session where members of the surgical community can see, talk, share, and inquire about current events or issues impacting YOU, your practie, your choices, your life. Sessions are a 90-minute open floor format - come when you can, speak when you can, and engage with your peers during the 90-minute window. Watch or listen -- it's your choice.

Registration is Required

Meet Your Council Members

Congratulations 2019 FACS Members

Noran Barry, MD, FACS                                        Jessyka Lighthall, MD, FACS

Jasneet Bhullar, MD, FACS                                   Juan Grullon, MD, FACS

Aaron Blackham, MD, FACS                                Jeremy McGarvey, MD, FACS

Yelena Bogdan, MD, FACS                                   Lino Miele, MD, FACS

Bryan Cicuto, DO, FACS                                       Anastasius Peter, MD, FACS

Nicole Cottrell, MD, FACS                                    John Phu, MD, FACS

Lynne Doctor, MD, FACS                                     Nicolas Purdy, DO, FACS

Matthew Factor, MD, FACS                                 Christine Ramirez, MD, FACS

Karima Fitzgerald, MD, FACS                              Daniel Relles, MD, FACS

Luiz Foernges, MD, FACS                                    Christopher Sanders, MD, FACS

Brian Ford, DMD, MD, FACS                               Mark Seeley, MD, FACS

Joshua Gish, MD, FACS                                        Chunjie Yang, MD, FACS

Kelly Janke, DO, FACS

Mila Ju, MD, FACS

Become a member

If you are a current member of the ACS, take the next step and join your local chapter. You have already met the requirements and standards for membership in the KCACS. Simply complete the “Membership Acceptance Form”. Chapter dues are minimal. The value of having educational and networking resources close to home is immeasurable. 

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