The Southwestern Surgical Congress is an organization that promotes the advancement of General Surgery by representing the interests of academic, community and rural surgeons, surgical residents and medical students through education, advocacy, research and innovation. The goal of the Congress is to promote excellence in patient care and professional development.

 

About: Officers & Committees

Officers

President
Clay Burlew
Denver, CO
President-Elect
Daniel Margulies
Los Angeles, CA
Vice President
Courtney Scaife
Salt Lake City, UT
Secretary-Treasurer
Shanu Kothari
La Crosse, WI
Recorder
Daniel Vargo
Salt Lake City, UT

 

State Councilors

Arizona
Barb Pockaj

Arkansas
Anne Mancino

California (Northern)
Christine Cocanour

California (Southern)
Nicolas Melo

Colorado
David Partrick

Hawaii
Mike Hayashi

Idaho
Marcus Torgeson
Kansas
Josh Mammen

Missouri
Bryan Troop

Montana
Glenn Winslow

Nebraska
Rudy Lackner

Nevada
Shawn Tsuda

New Mexico
M. Timothy Nelson

North Dakota
Randolph Szlabick
Oklahoma
Anthony Howard

South Dakota
Paul Bjordahl

Texas (Northern)
Justin Regner

Texas (Southern)
Brian Eastridge

Utah
Bartley Pickron

Wisconsin
Brandon Grover

Wyoming
Sara Smith

 

Committees

Budget and Finance Chair
Dmitry Oleynikov
Omaha, NE

Constitution & Bylaws Chair
Sharmila Dissanaike
Lubbock, TX

Development Chair
James Edney
Omaha, NE

Graduate Medical Education Chair
Walt Biffl
Denver, CO

Membership Chair
Bryan Morse
Atlanta, GA

Nominating Chair
Ronald Stewart
San Antonio, TX

Program Committee Chair
Fredric Pieracci
Dallas, TX

CME Chair
Lillian Liao
San Antonio, TX

Publications Chair
Daniel Vargo
Salt Lake City, UT

Associate Fellow Rep
Katie Wiggins-Dohlvik
Temple, TX

Historian
William F. Sasser
St. Louis, MO

Multi Centers Trial Chair
Clay Burlew
Denver, CO

Advanced Practice Clinicians Co-Chairs
Tom White
Salt Lake City, UT
Annika Kay
Murray, UT

Advanced Practice Clinicians Rep
Lindsay O'Meara
Baltimore, MD

 

Congress Representatives

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