International College of Surgeons
United States Section
2016 Executive Council

President
Michael J. Jacobs, MD
Surgical Oncology
Birmingham, MI

President Elect
Chand Ramaiah, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Nashville, TN

Immediate Past President
Uretz John Oliphant, MD
General & Trauma Surgery
Urbana, IL

Secretary
Andrew Klein, MD
Transplantation
Los Angeles, CA

Treasurer
Francis J. Podbielski, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chicago, IL

Vice President & Chair, Board of Regents
Demetrius E.M. Litwin, MD
General Surgery
Worcester, MA

Vice President & Chair, Council of Spec. Groups
Domingo T. Alvear, MD
Pediatric Surgery
Harrisburg, PA

Other Members of the Executive Council

Vice Presidents

Bryan Butler, MD
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Amherst, NY

W. Craig Clark, MD
Neurological Surgery
Eads, TN

Maxime J.M. Coles, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Coffeyville, KS

Sharmila Dissanaike, MD
General Surgery
Lubbock, TX  

Clara Raquel Epstein, MD
Neurological Surgery
Boulder, CO

Phillips Kirk Labor, MD
Ophthalmology
Grapevine, TX 

Mark Perlmutter, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Rocky Mount, NC

Reza Saidi, MD,
Transplantation
Providence, RI

Dixon Santana, MD
Vascular Surgery
Lubbock, TX

Marc Stevens, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Smithfield, NC

Jacob Varon, MD
Plastic Surgery
Belaire, TX 

Sivamainthan Vithiananthan, MD
General Surgery
Providence, RI

Lucia Zamorano, MD
Neurological Surgery
Birmingham, MI

Representatives at Large
Frank P. Bongiorno, MD
Trauma Surgery
Murfreesboro, TN

Thavam C. Thambi-Pillai, MD
Transplantation
Sioux Falls, SD

Chair, Qualifications Council
Marco A. Pelosi III, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bayonne, NJ

Secretary, Qualifications Council
Anthony N. Dardano, Jr., DO
Plastic Surgery
Boca Raton, FL

Council of Surgical Specialty Group Chairs

CHAIR, COUNCIL OF SURGICAL SPECIALTY GROUPS
Domingo T. Alvear, MD

ANESTHESIOLOGY CHAIR
Zaki-Udin Hassan, MD

GENERAL SURGERY CHAIR
Demetrius E.M. Litwin, MD

NEUROSURGERY CO-CHAIRS
Clara Raquel Epstein, MD
W. Craig Clark, MD

OBGYN CHAIR
Marco A. Pelosi III, MD

OPHTHALMOLOGY CHAIR
Phillips Kirk Labor, MD

ORTHOPAEDIC CHAIR
Maxime J.M. Coles, MD

PATHOLOGY CHAIR
Arno A. Roscher, MD

PEDIATRIC CHAIR
Domingo T. Alvear, MD

PLASTIC SURGERY CO-CHAIR
Anthony N. Dardano, Jr., DO

PLASTIC SURGERY CO-CHAIR
Jacob Varon, MD

THORACIC CHAIR
Francis J. Podbielski, MD

TRANSPLANT CHAIR
M. Hosein Shokouh-Amiri, MD

TRAUMA CHAIR
Sharmila Dissanaike, MD

VASCULAR CHAIR
Dixon Santana, MD