Robert R. Bahnson, MD, FACS, Chair of the ACS
Professional Association political action committee
(ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC) Board of Directors; Gary L.
Timmerman, MD, FACS, Chair of the Board of Governors; and Dr. Hoyt.
The election of the ACS President-Elect, Vice-Presidents-Elect, Regents, and Governors also took
place at the Annual Business Meeting.
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, professor of surgery
and vice-chairman, department of surgery, University of
Louisville School of Medicine, K Y, was elected President-
Elect. Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, Jane and Donald D.
Trunkey Endowed Chair in Trauma Surgery, and profes-
sor and vice-chairman of surgery, University of Washing-
ton School of Medicine, Seattle, was elected First Vice-
President-Elect; Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS, founding
chair, department of surgery; professor of surgery, bio-
chemistry and kinesiology; and director, bariatric surgery
research group, East Carolina University, Greenville,
NC, was elected Second Vice-President-Elect.
Top: Oweida Scholarship presentation:
Dr. Pellegrini (left) with Dr. McBee.
Bottom: Past-Chairs of the COT gather at the annual trauma dinner. Left to right: Dr. Stewart;
A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon); C. Thomas Thompson, MD, FACS; Erwin Thal, MD,
FACS; Dr. Hoyt; Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS; Michael F. Rotondo, MD, FACS; and Dr. Meredith.