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Dr. Phillip Massengill becomes Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

March 13, 2007

Dr. Phillip Massengill was among 1,186 initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during convocation ceremonies at the College’s 92nd annual Clinical Congress in Chicago.

Dr. Massengill received a medical doctorate degree in 1995 from Boston University and is currently practicing at Hudson Valley Ear, Nose and Throat located in Middletown, New York. He has held privileges at Orange Regional Medical Center since June 2006. In 2003, Dr. Massengill attained board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology/Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Massengill has a strong professional interest in otolaryngology and holds membership in other professional societies, including the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of “F.A.C.S” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. An applicant for Fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of 14 surgical specialties recognized by the college; possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; must have been in practice in the same geographic location of at least one year at the time of his or her application. Before admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance as a Fellow of the College must be approved by three-fourths of its Board of Regents.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The college is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery.

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