TAMPA, Fla. — Jason Fleming, M.D., chair of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, is among 83 esteemed surgical educators inducted into membership in the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators ™.
Fleming has been a surgical educator for more than 20 years and his interest in the field has focused on developing a curriculum that equips surgeons with the tools necessary for a successful career. He is now using skills he has learned during his longstanding participation in American College of Surgeons programs to train the next generation of surgical oncologists in the relatively new field of complex general surgical oncology.
“Having been involved for decades in the education of surgical trainees at all levels, it is a real honor to be recognized by the leaders in this field,” said Fleming. “I also believe that my induction into the academy is recognition of the excellence of our graduate medical education programs here at Moffitt Cancer Center and am thankful for the support provided by the institution.”
Developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, the academy recognizes surgeon educators who have devoted their careers to surgical education. Individuals are selected following stringent peer review. The academy’s mission is to play a leadership role in advancing the science and practice of education across all surgical specialties, promoting the highest achievements in the lifetimes of surgeons. Academy membership carries an obligation for commitment to the academy’s goals, which are to identify, recognize, and recruit innovators and thought leaders committed to advancing lifelong surgical education; translate innovation into actions; offer mentorship to surgeon educators; foster exchange of creative ideas; disseminate advances in surgical education; and positively impact the quality of surgical care and patient safety.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,500 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About the American College of Surgeons
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 improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 82,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.