History of the Lebanon Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Origins and Beginnings of the Lebanon Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
In 1910 the idea of forming a College of Surgeons came to Franklin M Martin while cruising on the Mediterranean Sea aboard the SS. Arabic. Thus was born the American College of Surgeons (ACS) on May 5,1913. Fifty years later a similar idea fermented in the mind of Farid Sami Haddad, an Arab living on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to create the Lebanese Chapter of that same College. He, and his brother Fouad, invited on May 5, 1963 all the fellows of the American College of Surgeon for a luncheon at the Sheikh and Cousins Restaurant on the second floor of what is now the Blue Building.Read More
MissionThe Lebanon Chapter of the American College of Surgeons represents the interests of all Lebanese surgeons. With a common voice, it will provide continuing medical education, enhance patient care, and foster a spirit of cooperation among the different subspecialties of surgery.
Word of The GovernorAll successful organizations are the product of an idea.
ATLSThe American College of Surgeons (ACS) and its Committee on Trauma (COT) have developed the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) Program for training doctors on the early care of trauma patients.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be granted 20 CME AMA PRA Category 1 from the American College of Surgeons for the ATLS course and an official certificate valid internationally for 4 years.
The Lebanon Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is one of the oldest Chapters of the College and celebrated its 50th anniversary in December 2014. To date, the chapter counts 120 Fellows, 10 Associate Fellows and 72 resident members.Read more