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Local Surgeon Appointed to Health Care Quality and Outcomes Committee

Community Memorial Healthcare general surgeon Fernando Ugarte, MD, has been appointed to the Health Care Quality and Outcomes Committee of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). Dr. Ugarte is serving a one year term.

The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract was incorporated on March 30, 1960, and was initially named the Association for Colon Surgery. The Society was established as a forum for exchange of knowledge among alimentary tract surgeons. The Society currently has over 2,900 members.

Dr. Ugarte has served as general surgeon for the CMH medical staff since August, 1992.

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