Dr. Bryan Richmond published in Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Bryan Richmond, MD, MBA, FACS, professor of surgery at West Virginia University’s Charleston Division, recently co-wrote a paper with Caresse Grodman, Jerri Walker, Scott Dean, Edward H. Tiley, Roland E. Hamrick, Kristen Statler and Mary Emmett that has been included in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  The paper “Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy vs Active Nonoperative Therapy for the Treatment of Biliary Dyskinesia” was published online on March 11, 2016.

Dr. Bryan Richmond featured speaker at the American College of Surgeons Leadership Summit
Bryan Richmond, MD, MBA, FACS, professor of surgery at West Virginia University’s Charleston Division was a featured speaker at the American College of Surgeons 2016  Leadership and Advocacy Summit held in Washington, D.C. April 9 – 10, 2016.

Dr. Richmond, ACS Governor for West Virginia, joined colleagues Dhiresh R. Jeyarajah, MD, FACS, ACS Governor for North Texas and Christopher K. Senkowski, MD FACS, ACS Governor for Georgia and Chapter President in a session that shared success stories and strategies to invigorate participation in ACS activities at the chapter level.

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice, with a mission to improve the care of the surgical patient and to safeguard standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.

Dr. Bryan Richmond appointed to American Board of Surgery maintenance of certification committee
Bryan Richmond, MD, MBA, FACS, professor of surgery at West Virginia University’s Charleston Division has been appointed to a three-year term on the American Board of Surgery committee to develop the written recertification ABS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam.

The (MOC) program documents a surgeon's ongoing commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning and practice improvement following initial certification.  Through MOC, ABS diplomates engage in continuous learning and assessment activities. Every three years, they report on these activities via the ABS website; a secure exam is also required at 10-year intervals.

The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to provide board certification to individuals who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of surgery. Surgeons certified by the ABS, known as diplomates, have completed at least five years of residency training following medical school, met all ABS training requirements, and successfully completed the ABS examination process.

Once certified, ABS diplomates must maintain their certification by completing continuing education and assessment activities, including a written examination at 10-year intervals. Since 1976, the ABS has issued time-limited certificates that must be renewed every 10 years.

The ABS offers board certification in surgery (general surgery), vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, complex general surgical oncology, hand surgery, and hospice and palliative medicine. 

Congratulations to Dr. Richmond on his appointment to this committee.