Summer 2016  

Dr. Patricia Roberts, Burlington, MA, elected ASCRS President

ASCRS Officers
2015-16 Executive Council: Standing, left to right, Drs. Bruce Orkin, David Margolin, Steven Wexner, Samuel Oomen, John Monson and Thomas Read. Seated, left to right, Drs. Tracy Hull, Guy Orangio, Patricia Roberts, Neil Hyman and Feza Remzi. Not pictured: Drs. Charles Littlejohn, Terry Hicks, Elisa Birnbaum, Julio Garcia-Aguilar and Heidi Nelson.

Dr. Patricia Roberts, Burlington, MA, was elected president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) at the 2016 ASCRS Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, succeeding Dr. Charles Littlejohn, Stamford, CT.

Other new officers and members elected to serve on the organization’s governing Executive Council are:

  • Dr. Guy Orangio, New Orleans, LA, President-elect
  • Dr. David Margolin, New Orleans, LA, Vice President
  • Dr. Michael Stamos, Orange, CA, Research Foundation President
  • Dr. Matthew Mutch, St. Louis, MO, Member-at-Large
  • Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, La Jolla, CA, Member-at-Large
  • Dr. Stephen Sentovich, Duarte, CA, Member-at-Large

Dr. Roberts: President
Dr. Roberts is Chair of the Division of Surgery at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA, and a senior staff surgeon in the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She also is a professor of surgery at Tufts School of Medicine.

Dr. Roberts served on the ASCRS Executive Council as treasurer from 2013 to 2014 and as president-elect in 2015. During her tenure as a Fellow of ASCRS, she has chaired several volunteer committees including the Awards Committee, Program Committee, the Self-Assessment Committee and the Operative Competency Evaluation Committee.

She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in general surgery. Dr. Roberts completed her fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Lahey Clinic.

Continuing on the ASCRS Executive Council are Drs. Charles Littlejohn (past president), Stamford, CT; Tracy Hull (secretary), Cleveland, OH; Neil Hyman (treasurer), Chicago, IL; John Monson, Rochester, NY; Heidi Nelson, Rochester, MN; Bruce Orkin, Chicago, IL; Julio Garcia-Aguilar, New York, NY; Samuel Oommen, Walnut Creek, CA; and Feza Remzi, Cleveland, OH.
 
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