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Corewell Health Surgeon Named Chair of the American Board of Surgery

National certifying body for surgeons names M. Ashraf Mansour chair for 2023-2024

August 3, 2023

Grand Rapids, Mich., August 3, 2023 – The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists, has named M. Ashraf Mansour, M.D., as chair for 2023-2024.

Nominated to the ABS by the American Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery in 2016, Dr. Mansour served on the previous ABS Board of Directors (now the ABS Council) until 2019 when he was elected to serve as a director on the new governing board of the ABS.

“It is a great honor to serve as the American Board of Surgery chair this year,” said Dr. Mansour. “I am very proud of all the accomplishments of the Board since I joined in 2016, from governance redesign to leading by example on diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to provide board certification to individuals who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of surgery. Surgeons certified by the ABS, known as diplomates, have completed at least five years of residency training following medical school, met all ABS training requirements, and successfully completed the ABS examination process.

“Achieving board certification is a milestone in every surgeon’s career,” said Dr. Mansour. “Being a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery tells the public that this surgeon has successfully completed surgical training and went through a rigorous certification process.”

Dr. Mansour is the chief of vascular surgery at Corewell Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., and professor of surgery at Michigan State University. Born in Cairo, Egypt, he attended medical school at the Cairo University School of Medicine. After completing a general surgery residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Dr. Mansour served in the United States Army Medical Corps. He then completed a vascular surgery fellowship at Southern Illinois University in Springfield. His current practice focuses on vascular and endovascular surgery, in addition to surgical critical care.

Dr. Mansour previously served as vice chair of the Vascular Surgery Board of the ABS (VSB-ABS) from 2018-2019. He has held leadership positions in many surgical organizations and is a past president of both the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society and the Western Surgical Association. He is currently the president for both the Midwest Surgical Association and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. Dr Mansour has been an author and co-author of many publications and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular Surgery.


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