Surgeons elevate Turner to top role
Patricia L. Turner began a three-month leadership transition process Oct. 1 as executive director-elect of the American College of Surgeons. She will succeed David B. Hoyt Jan. 1. Hoyt, a trauma surgeon, has been executive director since 2010.
Turner, a general surgeon, is the first woman and first person of color to be named executive director of the $158M-revenue, Chicago-based group. She had been director of the ACS division of member services since 2011. In a news statement, ACS said she “pioneered transformative changes that serve the diverse and evolving needs of surgeons in the U.S. and internationally.”
“Dr. Turner is an outstanding clinician, educator, and surgeon advocate who is an inspired choice to carry forward the College’s momentum and lead its continued global growth,” board Chair L. Scott Levin said in a statement.