Honors: Douglas Fraser and Paul Chestovich

Dr. Douglas Fraser and Dr. Paul Chestovich (both Medicine) recently were named Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). To become fellows, their education, training, qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct had to pass a rigorous evaluation process.

Fraser is an assistant professor of surgery and chief, section of trauma surgery, for the UNLV School of Medicine. Chestovich is an assistant professor of surgery and chief of trauma research and outcomes for the school.

The American College of Surgeons is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. Its members are dedicated to raising the standards of surgical practice and improving the quality of care for patients. To be accepted, Fraser and Chestovich had to have demonstrated not only professional proficiency, but also ethical fitness. They were both approved by the ACS Board of Regents and now earned the right to use the designation of FACS”( Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names as part of their professional identities.  

 

 

 

 

 

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