American College of Surgeons Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Posted on December 2, 2013


An oculo-facial plastic surgeon in Springfield, MA, Dr. Steven Covici performs cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and the eyelids. Recognized as a pioneer in the field, Steven Covici, MD, is an award winning oculo-facial plastic surgeon in western Massachusetts. An engaged member of the medical community, Dr. Steven Covici maintains membership in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

This year, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) marks 100 years of making significant contributions in the field of surgery both in the United States and abroad. The year-long celebration of this anniversary began in September 2012 and culminated in the “American College of Surgeons Days” from September 30 – October 4, 2013, as designated by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Among their many accomplishments, over the past century ACS members have made significant progress in discovering more efficient methods to process blood; performed the first open-heart surgery and the first successful kidney transplant; and pioneered fetal and robotic surgery.

Established in 1913, the ACS is the largest association of surgeons worldwide. With more than 78,000 members and 4,000 fellows around the globe, the organization sets high standards for the quality of care of surgical patients and the education and practice of surgery.