Dr. Daniel Suver was initiated as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College’s 2014 annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA, last month. Dr. Suver received a medical doctorate in 2004 from the University of Washington School of Medicine and is board certified in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. He has a focus on cosmetic surgery of the face and body and breast reconstruction after mastectomy. He is an active volunteer with the Alaska Cleft Lip and Palate clinic.
By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of “FACS” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. An applicant for Fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the College; must possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and must have been in practice for at least one year at the time of his or her application. Before admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, must submit a year long case list for review, and must be approved by three-fourths of its Board of Regents.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient. The College has more than 79,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit: www.facs.org