Dr. Tyler G. Hughes, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons member Dr. will replace Edward E. Cornwell as secretary of the American College of Surgeons, He was elected at Wednesday’s annual meeting of the members. Hughes is a general surgeon in McPherson, and is clinical professor of surgery and director of medical education, Kansas University School of Medicine in Salina.
A fellow of the college since 1986, Hughes has served in several ACS leadership positions and is presently editor of the ACS Communities. He was instrumental in establishing the Advisory Council for Rural Surgery and chaired the council from 2012 to 2016. He also has served on the Board of Governors (2009−2015) and was a member of the Committee on Socioeconomic Issues (2010−2013), Communications Pillar (2013−2015), Continuing Education Workgroup (2013−2015), Newsletter Workgroup (2013−2015), and Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup (2013−2015).
Hughes is also a past president of the Kansas Chapter of the ACS (2006−2007) and former chair of the Kansas Credentials Committee (1999−2012).