Haik Elected to Governing Board of American College of Surgeons

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Barrett G. Haik, MD, FACS, Hamilton Professor in Ophthalmology and chair of the UT Department of Ophthalmology, was elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons.

Barrett G. Haik, MD, FACS, Hamilton Professor in Ophthalmology and chair of the University of Tennessee Department of Ophthalmology, was elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This is the governing board for the world’s largest organization of surgeons, and he will initially serve a three-year term.

A Fellow since 1984, Dr. Haik has served as the American Ophthalmological Association’s representative to the ACS Board of Governors since 2000. He also served the ACS as chair of the Advisory Council for Ophthalmic Surgery (2002-2004) and as a member of the Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems (1999-2004).

Professionally, Dr. Haik is a member of the National Advisory Eye Council and serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American Ophthalmological Society, as well as a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

As chair of the UT Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Haik heads up the Hamilton Eye Institute, the only university eye center providing an advanced level of vision care within a 200-mile radius of Memphis and ranked ninth nationally for clinical care.

Dean of the UT College of Medicine, Henry G. Herrod, MD, commented, “A seat on the Board of Regents is a prestigious post. It is a highly visible national leadership position, and we are proud to have someone of Dr. Haik’s caliber on faculty.”

Founded in 1913, the American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients.