For more information, contact: Boonshoft School of Medicine Marketing and Communications, Cindy Young at (937) 775-4839.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2010

WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine Professor Elected to American College of Surgeons Board of Regents

DAYTON, Ohio-Margaret M. Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., FACS, has been elected to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). A general surgeon, Dunn is professor of surgery and executive associate dean at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, and serves as president and chief executive officer of Wright State Physicians, the region's largest multi-specialty physician group. She was elected to the board during the college's annual Clinical Congress, recently held in Washington, D.C.

Dunn received an M.D. degree in 1977 from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia. She went on to complete an internship and a surgery residency at Einstein Montefiore, in Bronx, N.Y. Dunn attained certification in 1983 from the American Board of Surgery, and has been a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1986.

As a member of the college, Dunn served on the ACS Board of Governors as a governor representing the state of Ohio from 1997 to 2003. Her work as a governor included serving as chair and vice-chair of the nominating committee of the Board of Governors and as a member of the Board of Governors' committee to study the fiscal affairs of the college committee on chapter activities, and committee on physicians' health. Additionally, she served as president of the ACS Ohio Chapter and as a member of the ACS committee on diversity issues.

As a member of the Board of Regents, Dunn will have a role in formulating policy and directing the affairs of the college, which currently has more than 77,000 members. The regents have the ultimate responsibility for managing the affairs of the college. The board's diversity and the variety of experiences and interests among its members enable the regents to represent views related to myriad issues in contemporary surgery. The board has 22 members, 21 of whom are elected by the college's Board of Governors for three-year terms. The 22nd regent is the president of the college. Regents may serve three consecutive three-year terms.

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 care of the surgical patient. 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.

Editor's note: For more information or to schedule an interview contact: Cindy Young, Marketing and Communications, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, (937) 775-4839 or cindy.young@wright.edu.