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Local Surgeon Among 1,467 Initiated into American College of Surgeons

Posted in Plastic Surgeon

Chicago, IL – Dr. Christopher K. Livingston was among 1,467 initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during convocation ceremonies at the College’s 96th annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC, last month.  Dr. Livingston received a medical doctorate degree in 1996 from University of Louisville School of Medicine and is currently practicing at Livingston Plastic Surgery located in Houston, Texas.  In 2005, Dr. Livingston attained board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Livingston has a strong professional interest in cosmetic, hand, and reconstruction and holds membership in other professional societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, American College of Aesthetic Surgery, American Association of Hand Surgery, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, and the Houston Society of Plastic Surgery.  By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of “FACS” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names.  An applicant for Fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialities recognized by the College; must possess certification by an American surgical speciality board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and must have been in practice in the same geographical location for at least one year at the time of his or her application.  Before admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must furher demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance as a Fellow of the College must be approved by three-fourths of its Board of Reagents.  The convocation ceremony was a highlight of the five-day meeting, which also featured reports on research-in-progress, postgraduate courses, panel discussions, symposia, and scientific and industrial exhibits.  Total estimated attendance at the Congress was 13,057, including approxiamtely 8,170 physicians.  Allied health professionals and members of the scientific and consumer medial also attended the meeting.  The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was 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 established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients.  The College has approximately 77,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.