The American College of Surgeons

Posted July 04, 2010 in Home, Patient Safety, Plastic Surgery Societies

Dr. Mele is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Dr. Mele is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Just the FACS Ma’am

Ever wonder why some doctors have FACS after their name? It means they are members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). FACS stands for: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. To be a member, a surgeon’s education, 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.

The American College of Surgeons

Established in Chicago, in 1913, the society has 73,000 American Surgeons and more than 4,000 surgeons from other countries. The college’s main activities include the:

So if you are a patient, the letters FACS after a surgeons name mean the American College of Surgeons has independently evaluated and accepted their qualifications.