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Keystone Chapter American College of Surgeons



Keystone and Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapters Collaborative Task Force Update

Click HERE to read the Action Request and Collaborative Task Force Mission Statement

Check Out the Snippets from the Spring Conference

Keystone Spring Conference.mp4

Congratulations to

First Place Abstract Poster Winner

Mark Broadwin, MD

Lehigh Valley Health Network

View His Research Presentation HERE

2024 Keystone Chapter Spring Conference Abstract Poster Presentations

Megan Boyle - Craniotomy & Craniectomy Outcomes in Geriatric Trauma Patients: A Pennsylvania Statewide Analysis

Jakob Nypaver - Can Computed Tomography Angiography Cervical Spine Replace Non-Contrast Imaging in Trauma Patients?

Zachary Zook - L4 Psoas Muscle Density Score as an Indicator of Post-Surgical Functional Outcomes in Isolated Long-Bone Fractures

Matthew Varano - Can We Limit Radiation Exposure by Minimizing Unnecessary X-Rays in Trauma Patients Who Receive Chest Tubes?

Beverly Hersh, MD - Weighting the Frailty Score

Andrew German, MD - Risk Factors Associated with Worsening CTH after Mild Intracranial Hemorrhage

Caroline Darch, MD - Effectiveness of a Resident-Led Multidisciplinary Team to Discharge Patients Before 11 AM Using the Care Without Delay Model

Shelley Jain, MD - Leadership in General Surgery Residency: The Impact as Seen by Former Program Directors

Calin Manea, MD - Early Vascular Surgery Consultation in Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Jarod Shelton, MD - Ligasure Versus Stapler in Laparoscopic Appendectomy: A Retrospective Review

Jason Stanton, DO - Gunslinging Granny: An Unfortunate Case of Pulmonary Artery Bullet Embolism

Zi Huang, MD - Successful Management of Bouveret Syndrome with Endoscopic Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy

Why Join A Local ACS Chapter?

Why belong to your local chapter? Local chapters offer opportunities to network with colleagues in your backyard, attend seminars and other educational events close to home and monitor legislative and regulatory issues affecting Pennsylvania physicians. Chapter members looking for guidance or assistance with an issue can reach out to another member, close to home, that could be dealing with the same state-related issue.

About Keystone Chapter


The Keystone Chapter (KCACS), is largest ACS Chapter in Pennsylvania and was founded in 1988 with the merger of the Central and Eastern Chapters. KCACS represents the interests of surgeons and promotes the ideals, policies and programs of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) which are dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of surgical care through education of and advocacy for its Fellows and their patients. KCACS is dedicated to being the voice of the surgeon.

Meet Your Council Members

Congratulations 2021 Fellows

Become a member

If you are a current member of the ACS, take the next step and join your local chapter. You have already met the requirements and standards for membership in the KCACS. Simply complete the “Membership Acceptance Form”. Chapter dues are minimal. The value of having educational and networking resources close to home is immeasurable. 

Legislative Update

Making your voice heard on the state and federal level is an important part of educating those passing laws and regulations on best practices in medicine and patient care. MPACS and ACS continue to monitor active legislation that would affect you, your practice, and your patients. Click HEREfor an updated list of legislation being monitored both on the state and federal level.

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