The New York State Chapter of the American College of Surgeons recently announced that David Wormuth, MD, MPH, FACS, has been elected president.
A resident of Jamesville, NY, Dr. Wormuth is a board-certified thoracic surgeon who serves as the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at University Hospital in Syracuse. He also is the medical director for ARRA (American Reinvestment Recovery Act) Implementation at Crouse Hospital. In that capacity, Dr. Wormuth chairs clinical advisory groups to provide input into the design of the hospital's clinical information system, engages clinical staff in the development and use of the system and works with the Information Technology team and medical staff in the design of clinical order sets to gain efficacy and support for patient care protocols.
A native of Lowville, NY, he received his medical degree in 1990 from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Wormuth completed his residency training from the same institution in 1998, before completing a one-year fellowship from Harvard Medical School in medical informatics (1995) and the University of Rochester Medical Center in cardiothoracic surgery (2000). He earned his undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY in 1986.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the quality of care of surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America, and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 78,000 members, and it is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. Based in Albany, the New York State Chapter of the American College of Surgeons advocates for improving patient safety and represents the interests of surgeons throughout the state.