Welcome the New Initiates!

On November 28, 2017, 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 for networking with colleagues. Dr. Scott Coates, Governor, and Dr. Joshua Mammen, Past President, personally welcomed the new initiates to the organization by hosting dinner in their honor. Dr. Pablo Aguayo, Dr. Andrea Hufford and Dr. Anuj Shah were available to attend. Other new initiates from the Kansas City area are Dr. Jason Fraser, Dr. Jared Konie, Dr. James Lin and Dr. Dani Zoorob.



From left to right: Pablo Aguayo, MD; Elizabeth Aguayo; Robin Coates; Scott Coates, MD; Denise Lantz; Anuj Shah, MD; Andrea Hufford, DO, Robert Gerhardt and Joshua Mammen, MD.

The Chapter will also be hosting a welcome dinner for the new initiates in the Wichita area soon. The new initiates in this area of the state are Chad Philip Ammar, MD; Samantha Beck, MD; Austin Blake George, MD; Jerod Grove, MD (Hays); Brenda Marie Kopriva MD; Tom Resch, MD; and Lindsay Strader, DO.

Please welcome the new initiates!!

Become a member

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


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.