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A Portland Institution Since 1948

The Portland Surgical Society is the only professional organization of its type in the Portland area. The society is an important educational forum for surgeons as well as a showcase for the achievements of many of our trainees. Perhaps most importantly, it provides a wonderful opportunity to renew the camaraderie and unique sense of fellowship that unites us within our community of surgeons.

The organization will only remain successful and vibrant with your support. The most important support you can provide is by participating in meetings and recruiting new members. If you have a new associate in your practice, please encourage them to complete a membership application.

Quarterly Meetings

Portland Surgical Society has quarterly social hour and speaker. Meetings start with a cocktail hour at 6:00 pm followed by a speaker. The meetings conclude about 8:00 pm.

Annual Scientific Conference 2019

May 31, 2019
Scientific Session - 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Legacy Good Samaritan 1015 NW 22nd Ave. Portland, OR 97210

Reception and Annual Banquet 6:00 pm
Portland Golf Club 5900 SW Scholl’s Ferry Road Portland, OR

Guest Speaker:  Nader N. Massarweh, MD, MPH -Assistant Professor of Surgery -Assistant Residency Program Director, Baylor College of Medicine -Chair, Multidisciplinary Tumor Board, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center -Assistant Program Director, Resident Research Track, Baylor College of Medicine -Program Committee Chair, Association of VA Surgeons

Topic: Surgical Quality Improvement--Moving the Needle or Measuring for the Sake of Measurement?

Questions, Register: Contact Erin Gilbert (503) 494-9145

Dues - Portland Surgical Society Members

PSS dues are collected by the American College of Surgeons Oregon Chapter. The PSS and ACS Oregon boards elected to merge the two organizations in the fall of 2012. The dues for PSS pay for approximately 4 quarterly meeting dinners along with the annual banquet and scientific session held at the end of the academic year. The dues rates are:

$250 for Active Membership
$125 for Associate Membership
$100 for Retired Surgeons

Member Categories

Active Members: Active Members must be licensed physicians who are certified by a board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties or possessed of qualifications equally acceptable to the Board of Directors, and whose practice is limited to general surgery or a surgical specialty, and who reside or practice in Multnomah, Washington, or Clackamas County in Oregon, or Clark County in Washington.

Associate Members: Associate Members shall possess the qualifications of Active Members, but reside and practice exclusively outside Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties in Oregon and Clark County in Washington.

Retired Members: The category is for retired surgeons. Retired members also have the option to pay per dinner/meeting; the cost will be $4


Erin Gilbert, MD, PSS President
Office:  503-494-6900
Cell: 971-277-0450

About US

The Oregon Chapter of the American College of Surgeons welcomes you to this web site. This information is intended for the benefit of our chapter members, the Fellows, Associate Fellows, and Candidates of the A.C.S. in the state of Oregon.  Learn more about the American College of Surgeons through the main website, Click HERE. 

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Fellows of the American College of Surgeons who live in Oregon are invited to join the Oregon Chapter. By joining you show support for our council's activities, our scientific meetings and our social gatherings.  Our dues are reasonable and your support helps surgeons in Oregon at all levels of their career.

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