City of Hope plastic surgeon Mark C. Tan, M.D., has been selected as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, or ACS.
Tan, of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, was among 1,186 physicians who became fellows of the prestigious organization during convocation ceremonies at the group’s 92nd annual clinical congress in Chicago in November.
The selection means Tan earned the distinguished right to use the designation of F.A.C.S., or fellow of the ACS, after his name. Applicants for fellowship must be graduates of an approved medical school, must have completed advanced training in one of 14 surgical specialties the ACS recognizes and must have certification by an American surgical specialty board or an appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Three-fourths of the ACS board of regents must approve the candidates before they are accepted for fellowship.
Tan, a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, specializes in complex reconstructions and microvascular surgery. He joined City of Hope in May 2006.