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Timmerman Becomes Second SD Physician Elected to ACS Board of Regents

Jan 03, 2018 09:51AM ● By Digital Media Director

Sioux Falls surgeon Gary Timmerman, MD has been elected to serve on the Board of Regents for the American College of Surgeons, becoming only the second South Dakota physician to do so.

Timmerman is one of 23 regents that will direct the Chicago-based ACS, considered one of the world’s most important medical organizations. ACS, founded in 1913, has more than 80,000 members from across the United States and around the globe.

A professor and chair of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine department of surgery, Dr. Timmerman attended USD Medical School before graduating from Washing University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

He has extensive leadership experience with ACS, including as President of the South Dakota Chapter and a variety of other regional and national positions over the past 20 years. During 2013-2014, he was the Chair of the National ACS Board of Governors.

The first South Dakota physician to serve on the ACS Board of Regents was Yankton surgeon Chester McVay, MD, who served from 1974 to 1983.

Read more about Dr. TImmerman’s climb throughthe leadership ranks of the ACS.