Dr. Jodi Brehm Named Fellow by American College of Surgeons - Nov. 26, 2012 - Ascension Wisconsin

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Published on November 26, 2012

Dr. Jodi Brehm Named Fellow by American College of Surgeons

Chicago - Jodi Brehm, MD, Breast Surgeon with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, was among 1,377 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons during convocation ceremonies at the College’s 2012 annual Clinical Congress in Chicago last month.

Dr. Brehm received a medical doctorate in 2001 from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, North Dakota. She completed a residency program in general surgery at Rush University Medical Center in 2006. Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Brehm, and her partner, Dr. Hanadi Bu-Ali, co-lead Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s Comprehensive Breast Care program, located at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Franklin, 10101 S. 27th Street in Franklin, and Wheaton Franciscan-Wauwatosa Campus, 201 N. Mayfair Road. Dr. Brehm’s professional affiliations include the American College of Surgeons Candidate Member (2006-present) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (2007-present).

By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of “FACS” (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 the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the College; must possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and must have been in practice in the same geographic location for 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 convocation ceremony was a highlight of the five-day meeting, which also featured reports on research-in-progress, postgraduate courses, panel discussions, symposia, and scientific and industrial exhibits. Total estimated attendance at the Congress was 14,161, including approximately 8,600 physicians. Allied health professionals and members of the scientific and consumer media also attended the meeting.

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 quality of care for the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 78,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.