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News: SCRMC Surgeon, Claudio Nunes, MD now a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

January 26, 2012

Members of the American College of Surgeons are referred to as "Fellows." The letters “FACS” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name indicate that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

As an applicant for fellowship, Dr. Nunes was required to submit letters of reference from five current ACS Fellows, details regarding his surgical training, a one calendar-year case log of surgeries he performed, and to participate in an interview process.

“Dr. Nunes has provided excellent surgical care for our patients since joining our medical staff in July 2007.” said Dave Dobosenski, CEO.  “His patients comment on his friendly interactions and thoughtful, caring manner.  When you couple this with his high level of expertise, it makes us very proud to have him on our medical staff.”

“I’ve been a member of the American College of Surgeons since residency. Going the extra mile and becoming a Fellow was very important to me. I am honored to be part of this prestigious organization,” stated Dr. Nunes.

The College currently has approximately 77,000 members, including more than 4,000 Fellows in other countries, making it the largest organization of surgeons in the world.