Chief of cardiac surgery elected to surgical specialty board of governors

Dr. Richard Shemin

Dr. Richard Shemin, the Robert and Kelly Day Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and chief of cardiac surgery, has been elected to the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors as a Surgical Specialty Society Governor. In this role, he will serve as a communication link between the American College of Surgeons Fellows and the Board of Governors.

Shemin is the executive vice-chair of surgery, co-director of the cardiovascular center and director of cardiovascular quality at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is regarded as one of the country’s leading cardiothoracic surgeons, with a national reputation in valvular repair and minimally invasive robotic surgery.

Founded in 1913, the American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery.

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