Welcome Dinner for New Initiates

On November 13th, a welcome dinner for the Kansas City area new initiates to the Kansas Chapter, American College of Surgeons was held at Seasons 52 on the Plaza.

The event promoted an opportunity to network with colleagues. Dr. John Ashcraft, President and Dr. Scott Coates, Governor, personally welcomed the new initiates to the organization by hosting dinner in their honor. New initiates from the Kansas City area are: Hadley Wyre MD, Stepheny Berry MD, Thaer Daifallah DDS, Kari Jerge MD, Cheryl Rice MD, Sigi Joseph MD, Casey Hertzenberg MD, Athanasios Tsiouris MD, Priya Padmanabhan MD, Wael Khreiss MD, and Ryan Strain MD.

On December 4th, 2018 a welcome dinner was also scheduled for the Wichita area new initiates.  New initiates from the Wichita area are: Ali Ahmad MD, Seth Vernon MD, and John McConeghey MD. Dr. McConeghey was available to attend the dinner with Dr. Kyle Vincent, Immediate Past President, and Dr. Scott Coates, Governor.

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To become a member of the Kansas ACS Chapter, physicians must first be a member of the national ACS. To do so, please apply here.


Once you have joined the national ACS, please contact Denise Lantz at dlantz@kmsonline.org to join the Kansas Chapter.

Actively providing members continuing education specific to the specialty of surgery.

We value quality improvement and appreciate the opportunity to engage with policymakers around issues of health care.