About the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.

The letters FACS (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name mean that the surgeon’s education and 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.

About the NC Chapter of American College of Surgeons

The North Carolina Chapter functions through the coordinated activity of its individual members, for the support and improvement of the practice of surgery in the state. With the help of an executive director, the Chapter relies completely on the energy and initiative of interested North Carolina surgeons. We welcome the participation of any interested individuals.

NC Chapter of ACS Leadership

Executive Committee

Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, FACS


Email:  anthony_charles@med.unc.edu

David Wayne Granthan, MD, FACS


Email: dgrantham@pinehurstsurgical.com

Mark Weissler, MD, FACS

First Vice-President Elect

Email:  mark_weissler@med.unc.edu

Danielle Walsh, MD, FACS

Immediate Past President

Email: walshd@ecu.edu

Michael Chang, MD, FACS

2nd Year Past President

Email:  Mchang@wakehealth.edu

Ronald L. Davis, MD, FACS

3rd Year Past President

Email: rodavis@wakehealth.edu

Perry Shen, MD, FACS


Email: pshen@wakehealth.edu

Ranjan Sudan, MBBS, FACS

Secretary/Treasurer - Elect

Email: ranjan.sudan@duke.edu

Board of Governors

Timothy Farrell

Email:  timothy_farrell@med.unc.edu

J. Wayne Meredith

Email:  merediw@wakehealth.edu

Anthony Andrew Meyer, MD, FACS

Email:  anthony_meyer@med.unc.edu

Terry Sarantou, MD, FACS

Email:  terry.sarantou@carolinashealthcare.org

Raj Pruthi, MD, FACS

Governor, Society of Academic Urologists

Email:  rpruthi@med.unc.edu

Board of Regents

Anthony Atala, MD, FACS

Email: aatala@wakehealth.edu

Mark Weissler, MD, FACS

Board of Regents Past Member

Email: mark_weissler@med.unc.edu

At Large Member

Raghid Bitar, MD, FACS

Email: bitar@med.unc.edu

Meredith Duke, MD, FACS

Email: meredith_duke@med.unc.edu

John Stewart, MD, FACS

Email: john.stewart@duke.edu

Committee on Trauma

David Jacobs, MD, FACS

Email: david.jacobs@carolinashealthcare.org

Commission on Cancer

Richard L. White, MD, FACS

Email: richard.white@carolinashealthcare.org

Resident Representative

Brett T. Starr, MD

Email: bretttstarr@gmail.com

Legislative Committee

Matthew Martin, MD, FACS

Email: mattbmartin54@icloud.com

Nominating Committee

Danielle Walsh, MD, FACS, FAAP

Email: Walshd@ecu.edu


J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS

General Surgery Liaison

Email: merediw@wakehealth.edu

David L. Kelly, MD, FACS

Neurosurgery Liaison

Email: dkelly@wfubmc.edu

Keri Seymour, DO

Bariatric Liaison

Email: keri.seymour@duke.edu

Sharon Fekrat, MD, FACS

Ophthalmology Liaison

Email: sharon.fekrat@duke.edu

Gary R. Kuzma, MD, FACS

Orthopedic Liaison

Email: grkuzma@gmail.com

Ronald Lee Davis, III, MD, FACS

Urology Liaison

Email: rodavis@wakehealth.edu

Trevor Hackman, MD, FACS

Otolaryngology Liaison

Email: hackman@med.unc.edu

AWS Representative

Amy Hildreth, MD, FACS

Email: ahildret@wakehealth.edu

Military Representative

Captain Henry Lin, MD, FACS

Email: henry.lin3.mil@mail.mil

Young Fellow Representative

David Melon, MD, FACS

Email: dmelon@carolinaearnosethroat.com