Central Surgical Association (CSA)
Spring 2020 Twitter

The purpose of the Central Surgical Association shall be to further the practice of Surgery in its various departments, and the study and investigation of surgical problems.

CSA Headquarters:
Central Surgical Association
500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400, Beverly, MA 01915
Phone (978) 927-8330 | Fax (978) 524-0461

Tina W. F. Yen MD, MS
Tina W. F. Yen MD, MS
Greetings! The Central Surgical Association has been busy working behind the scenes during the Fall and Winter months and looks forward to welcoming Spring and celebrating our 77th Annual meeting June 4-6, 2020 in my hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More

R. Matthew Walsh, MD
R. Matthew Walsh, MD
Membership in the Association is our lifeblood and fundamental to our growth and sustainability.

I look forward to seeing all of you in Milwaukee in June of this year. The weather should be ideal, and it is a nice time of the year to gather with friends and colleagues to present and discuss our best innovative research. It will bring me closer to my roots in Wisconsin, and I am sure we will all enjoy the local hospitality. More

Steven DeJong, MD
Steven DeJong, MD
Spring is right around the corner and CSA 2020 will be here before you know it! Plan to join us at the Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from June 4-6, 2020. The program is taking shape with 40 outstanding podium presentations and 18 quick shots, covering a wide variety of innovative surgical topics. More

Tracy S. Wang, MD
Tracy S. Wang, MD
The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is excited to host the 77th Annual Meeting of the Central Surgical Association! More


View 2019-2020 Committees and Representatives

Jon C. Gould
Jon C. Gould
What is the value of FACS? In my position as the Central Surgical Representative to the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors, I have been asked this question a number of times by young surgeons and residents over the past few years. Members of the ACS are referred to as “Fellows." The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College. With more than 82,000 members, the ACS is the largest and most robust surgical organization in the world. The College has so much to offer surgeons of all specialties, at any point in their careers. From transition to practice support for those just More
Daniel S. Eiferman
Daniel S. Eiferman
Committee Chair
The CSA Young Surgeon Committee is planning a Town Hall with CSA Past Presidents during the 77th Annual Meeting.

CSA members are invited to participate in the first Annual Young Surgeons Committee Session. The session will take place during the CSA 77th Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM.

Drawing on the theme of the Democratic National Convention that will be held in Milwaukee, WI, later in the summer, CSA Past Presidents will take the stage More
CSA Members on the American Board of Surgery and the ACS Board of Regents More
The Central Surgical Association is saddened to inform you that the following Past President has recently passed away. More
77th Annual Meeting

Save the Date for the 77th Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, WI, at the Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel from June 4-6, 2020. More
The Foundation supports the research awards and other activities related to the Central Surgical Association. More
The Central Surgical Association Foundation, with support provided by Elsevier, Inc., offers two annual awards, each in the amount of $20,000, to support surgical scholarship, research and advance the science of surgery. Continue reading to see the 2020 recipients. More
The CSA is now accepting applications for membership online for Active and Associate membership. Visit the Join CSA page to read the complete membership eligibility requirements. Current CSA members may initiate a new application by logging into the Members Only Area and entering the candidate's name, phone, and e-mail address, or candidates may themselves initiate their own applications. More
If you have not already paid your 2020 dues, please pay your dues online via the Members Only Area of the CSA website. More
Meet the PRRI Team
As of July 1, 2019 the Central Surgical Association is under new management with Professional Relations and Research Institute, Inc. (PRRI). Meet the PRRI Team!

You may contact any of CSA's new management personnel by email or by calling 978-927-8330.

Jon Blackstone, Executive Director
Jon Blackstone
Executive Director
LK Coughlin, Director of Administration
LK Coughlin
Director of Administration
April Abenilla, Meeting Manager
April Abenilla
Meeting Manager
Yvonne Grunebaum, Director of Industry Relations
Yvonne Grunebaum
Director of Industry Relations
Keri Cloak, Management Information Systems
Keri Cloak
Information Systems
Max Rossin, Director of Technology
Max Rossin
Director of Technology
Jessica Roberts, Accounting
Jessica Roberts