November 7, 2023
A general surgeon in private practice and an experienced leader, Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, was elected President-Elect of the Âé¶¹´«Ã½during the Annual Business Meeting of Members at Clinical Congress 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Sutton, who practices in Wichita Falls, Texas, earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and completed her residency at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, Texas.
An Âé¶¹´«Ã½Fellow since 1984, Dr. Sutton has held several leadership roles within the College. She was a member of the Board of Regents from 2012â€“2021 and is a Past-Chair. She also was a member of the Board of Governors Executive Committee from 2008 to 2010, and a Governor-at-Large for the North Texas Chapter from 2004 to 2010.
Dr. Sutton is currently serving or has served on several Âé¶¹´«Ã½committees, including the Committee on Healthcare Disparities, Committee on Professional Opportunities for Senior Members, Advisory Council for General Surgery, Committee on Transition to Practice (Mastery in General Surgery), and Committee on Preceptorship for Practicing Surgeons. In addition, she is a faculty member for the Âé¶¹´«Ã½Surgeons as Leaders course.
Beyond her roles with the College, Dr. Sutton is an American Board of Surgery Director, a past-president of the Texas Surgical Society, and a past-president of the Association of Women Surgeons, as well as a member of several other healthcare organizations.
In addition, the Vice-Presidents-Elect also were announced. The First Vice-President-Elect is general and breast surgeon Nancy L. Gantt, MD, FACS, a professor of surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown and co-medical director of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Mercy Healthâ€“St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. The Second Vice-President-Elect is otolaryngologist Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, the executive medical director of oncology and enterprise at Centura Health in Denver, Colorado.