"Success Becomes Her: Career Development and Growth"
Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS

Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS is the director of the Division of Member Services at the American College of Surgeons and a clinical associate professor of surgery at The University of Chicago Medicine. Prior to joining the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Turner spent eight years in full-time academic practice on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she was the surgery residency program director. She previously served as a member of the AMA Council on Scientific Affairs, and is currently a delegate to the AMA from the American College of Surgeons and immediate past chair of the AMA Council on Medical Education and immediate past president of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, Dr. Turner continued her training as an intern and resident in surgery at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. Her fellowship training in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery was completed at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Weill-Cornell University School of Medicine, and Columbia University School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Turner is board-certified in surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

The Women in Surgery Luncheon will take place Saturday, January 20, 2018 during the Annual Scientific Meeting and has an additional event fee of $25.00.  Select this exciting event when you register for the meeting!


Annual Scientific Meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the ACS
Jan. 19-21, 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday, September 15, 2017

Early Bird Conference Registration
Dec. 15, 2017

Hotel Room Block Deadline
Dec. 15, 2017 (for $365/night)

Young Surgeons Travel Stipend Application deadline
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018