Dr. Beck: President
Dr. Beck is Chairman, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Beck serves on the Board of Directors of the Research Foundation. He previously served as President-elect and completed a three-year term on the Executive Council. He chaired the Program Committee for the Society’s 1999 Tripartite Meeting in Washington, D.C., was Chair of the Public Relations Committee, and has served on many other committees, including the Continuing Education, Quality Assessment and Safety, Web Site and Professional Outreach Committees.
Dr. Wexner: President-elect
Dr. Wexner is Chief Academic Officer at Cleveland Clinic Florida, where he is also Chairman of the Department of Colorectal Surgery. He is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, and Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Education at Florida International University Wertheim College of Medicine.
An ASCRS fellow, Dr. Wexner has chaired several committees, including Membership, International, and Regional Society, and was Vice-Chair of the Self-Assessment Committee. He was also a member of the Bylaws, Program and Health Care Reform Committees, and served as Executive Council representative to the Centers of Excellence, Operative Competency and Evaluation, and Website Committees.
Dr. Wexner served a three-year term on the Executive Council (2002-2005) and three years as ASCRS Secretary before becoming President-elect.
In addition, Dr. Wexner was Chair of the Advisory Council for Colon and Rectal Surgeons of the American College of Surgeons, and served on the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He was a governor of the American College of Surgeons from 2000 to 2006, and President of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) from 2006 to 2007.
Dr. Trudel: Vice President
Dr. Trudel is Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, and the Colon and Rectal Residency Program Director at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Trudel has chaired the Self Assessment Committee and previously served as Member-at-Large. She is a Reviewer for Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, and former Abstracts Editor and Section Editor (Self-Assessment).
Dr. Littlejohn: Secretary
Dr. Littlejohn is a partner in a private practice limited to colon and rectal surgery in Stamford, CT. He is Director of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Stamford Hospital, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University, New York NY. In addition, he is an attending colon and rectal surgeon at Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT.
Dr. Littlejohn previously served as Executive Council Member-at-Large and chaired the Young Surgeons Committee. He was also a member of many committees, including Emerging Technologies, Program, Regional Society and Socioeconomic/Legislative.
Dr. Thorson: Treasurer
Dr. Thorson is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, and Creighton University, where he is a member of the Creighton Cancer Center and faculty member of the Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research.
Dr. Thorson is a member of the Quality Assessment and Safety Committee, and also serves as Treasurer of the Research Foundation of ASCRS. He chaired the Continuing Medical Education Committee from 1999 – 2005, and has served on the Outcomes Measurement and Program Committees. Dr. Thorson also served as Associate Editor of DC&R. In addition he is the 2009-10 President of the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Garcia-Aguilar: Research Foundation President
Dr. Garcia-Aguilar is Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery, at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, CA.
He is Co-Editor of the Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. Dr. Garcia-Aguilar has also served on the Board of the Research Foundation of ASCRS, including a term as Foundation Secretary.
Dr. Guillem: Member-at-Large
Dr. Guillem is Director of the Familial Colorectal Cancer Registry, Department of Surgery, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is also Professor of Surgery at Cornell University Medical College.
Dr. Guillem is ASCRS Representative to the American Joint Committee on Cancer and a member of the Society’s Public Relations Committee. He previously served on the Quality Assessment and Safety, Emerging Technologies, Self Assessment and Strategic Planning Committees. In addition, he has served as Research Foundation President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and chaired the Foundation’s Awards and Research Committees.
Dr. Orangio: Member-at-Large
Dr. Orangio is a member of the Board of Directors of the Saint Joseph’s Health System, and maintains a private practice limited to colon and rectal surgery in Atlanta, GA. He is also a staff member at several area hospitals, including Emory Dunwoody Medical Center.
Dr. Orangio is Chairman of the Socioeconomic Committee and ASCRS Advisor to the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Update Committee. He previously chaired the Society’s Awards Committee and has served on the Public Relations Committee.
Those continuing to serve on the Executive Council are Drs. Fleshman (Past President), Michael Abel, San Francisco, CA; Robert Madoff, Minneapolis, MN; Janice Rafferty, Cincinnati, OH; and Mark Welton, Stanford, CA (Members-at-Large).