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About Us

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is a community of health care professionals who are dedicated to advancing the understanding, prevention and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum and anus. More than 1,200 of the Society's 3,500 members are certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

We believe in patient-centered, high-quality, high-value health care. We achieve this care through professionalism, unique knowledge and skills, and the fellowship of the Society's members.


The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is the premier society for colon and rectal surgeons and other professionals dedicated to assuring high quality patient care.  They are governed by an Executive Council led by the President of the ASCRS.  The Executive Council includes seven Officers  and nine additional Members-at-Large.  The ASCRS Executive Council is dedicated to the mission and vision of the Society and the advancement of the specialty.  

The ASCRS encourages member engagement through committee and task force involvement.  Currently the ASCRS supports 27 committees who work diligently to advance the specialty and the mission of the Society.  Through their dedication and commitment the ASCRS is able to provide the membership with valuable resources and information related to the specialty of colon and rectal surgery.  

Members of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery may access detailed Executive Council and Committee rosters