The Memorial Hospital Surgeon Earns National Honor Back to News

December 2nd, 2010

Dr. Jeff Womble, The Memorial Hospital’s general surgeon, became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons during convocation ceremonies at the college’s 95th annual Clinical Congress in Chicago last month.

For admission into the fellowship, a surgeon must 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 Regents, according to a news release from TMH.

The American College of Surgeons, which is the largest organization of surgeons in the world, 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 patients. Its mission is to promote ethical and competent practice in surgery, TMH reported in the release.