Area Surgeon named President of the Southwestern PA Chapter, American College of Surgeons

Dr. D’Arcy Duke, Conemaugh Physician Group Valley Surgeons, has been chosen as the incoming president of the Southwestern, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Duke is the first physician in the region to hold this position.

The Southwestern Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was organized in 1953 to promote the art and science of surgery through educational programs and to enhance the overall quality of surgical care in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Dr. Duke was presented with a gavel and block to commemorate her new position at the group’s general membership meeting earlier this month in Pittsburgh. On hand to congratulate Dr. Duke was her father, Dr. Bruce Duke III. Dr. Bruce Duke was at one time president of the Pittsburgh Surgical Society which has since combined with the ACS Southwestern, Pennsylvania Chapter.

Also at the Chapter meeting, twelve area resident physicians were chosen to present their “Most Interesting Cases”.  Three of the presentations were by Conemaugh Memorial physician residents including: Dr. Kathryn Giroux presented, Metastic Disease Mimics a Primary Gastric Tumor; Dr. Sara Honari presented, Traumatic Transaction of the Thoracic Duct and Dr. Shawna Morrissey presented An Unusual Complication of Nasotracheal Intubation.

Dr. D’Arcy Duke, Conemaugh Physician Group Valley Surgeons, is given a gavel and block by her father Dr. Bruce Duke III, to recognize her appointment as President of the American College of Surgeons Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter.