The American College of Surgeons named Winston-Salem, N.C.-based vascular surgeon Julie Freischlag, MD, as president, the organization said Oct. 22.
Dr. Freischlag is the CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health, dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine and chief academic officer of Atrium Health Enterprise.
She succeeds J. Wayne Meredith, MD, as president. Dr. Meredith is chair of surgery, chief of clinical chairs, and a trauma, thoracic and critical care surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist.
Dr. Freischlag will assume office Oct. 24 and serve a one year term.