David Hoyt, M.D., who chairs the University of California at Irvine's surgery department, has been named the new executive director of the Chicago-based, 77,000-member American College of Surgeons.
Hoyt named executive director of American College of Surgeons
He starts Jan. 1, 2010, and will succeed Thomas Russell, M.D., who has held the post for 10 years.
Hoyt, 60, is also a professor of surgery at UC Irvine and the executive vice dean of its school of medicine. He has been active with the ACS Committee on Trauma since 1980 and chaired the panel from 1998 to 2002. Hoyt was awarded the ACS' Distinguished Service Award in 2007 and also served on its Board of Governors' Committee on Blood-Borne Infection and Environmental Risk and the Regents' Committee on Informatics.
A nationally recognized trauma surgeon, Hoyt earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1976.
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