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Dr. Fernando Ugarte Earns American College of Surgeons Fellowship

Marysville, KS – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) is pleased to announce that Dr. Fernando Ugarte, Surgeon, has been certified as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons (ACS). 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 currently has approximately 79,000 members, including more than 4,000 Fellows in other countries, making it the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the American College of Surgeons have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of “FACS” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons). Dr. Ugarte will be officially inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons at the 99th Annual Clinical Congress October 26-30, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.

“This is a high honor for me for which I am extremely pleased said Dr. Ugarte. “Becoming a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons is a major milestone in my career and is a goal every surgeon strives for.”

Dr. Ugarte graduated from the University of Chicago in 1964. Later, he transferred to the University of Chicago to complete his general surgery training in 1970. He served as Instructor of General Surgery at the University of Chicago, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Chicago Medical School. He trained in thoracic, cardiovascular and laparoscopic surgery at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Ugarte is a member of the American Society of Abdominal Surgery, Society of Abdominal Surgery, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, University of Chicago Surgical Society, and Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

Dr. Ugarte joined the CMH Medical Staff in August 1992 as the hospital surgeon. He and his wife, Nina, live in Marysville.

Dr. Ugarte welcomes patients to his office at 1902 May Street, Marysville, KS. To reach Dr. Ugarte please call (785) 562-2517.

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