The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913. Members of the American College of Surgeons 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.
The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Read more about FACS at FACS.org.