At the 2015 Society of Surgical Chairs annual meeting on Sunday, Oct. 4, Jeffrey Matthews, MD, Dallas B. Phemister Professor of Surgery and chairman of the Department of Surgery, was elected as the organization's 2016 president. Dr. Matthews served as the Society of Surgical Chairs's vice president for 2015.
He will succeed current President Kenneth Craig Kent, MD, FACS, from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine.
The SSC is an international organization comprised of chairs of departments of surgery and surgical specialty departments of medical schools, academic medical centers and teaching hospitals in North America, according to its website. The society is a managed program of the American College of Surgeons.