Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor and director of Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected chair of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Regents.
In this role, Eberlein will chair the Regents’ finance and executive committees and work closely with the ACS executive director and CEO, Patricia L. Turner, MD. A member of the organization’s Board of Regents since 2015, Eberlein will continue to help form policy and oversee ACS affairs.
Also senior associate dean for cancer programs at the School of Medicine, Eberlein is a member of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators, and his service to the ACS has been extensive. He served on the ACS Board of Governors from 2004 to 2010; was vice chair of the ACS Committee for the Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems from 2000 to 2004; and has been a member of the ACS Commission on Cancer since 1995. He was also extensively involved in the ACS Oncology Group, which merged with two other groups in 2011 to form the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology; and the ACS Surgical Research and Education Committee, for which he served as chair from 2000 to 2002.