Dr. Lorrie Langdale

Dr. Lorrie Langdale

Dr. Lorrie Langdale, Professor & Chief, Section of General Surgery, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, was appointed Program Director for the American College of Surgeons’ Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program’s (SESAP) 18 Advanced modules.

Now in its 17th edition, the SESAP is the premier educational resource for practicing surgeons. To further enhance its value to those with increasingly focused fields of practice, the College launched a pilot “Advanced” modular edition in 2019 under the leadership of John Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS that was extraordinarily successful.

“I have served as a SESAP author for nearly 25 years and I am honored to have been asked to lead the Advanced Edition for SESAP 18,” said Dr. Langdale. “Dr. Weigelt will continue to direct the all-encompassing Core and Audio versions of SESAP. We are planning to build six distinct Advanced modules, addressing timely, challenging and controversial topics in Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Abdomen (to include abdominal wall reconstruction, HPB, and Sarcoma), Alimentary tract (to include bariatrics as well as GI benign and malignant diseases), Endocrine, and Breast/Melanoma. The program will be offered as individual modules so surgeons can hone their CME to their needs and interests. I am recruiting experts from across the country to develop the questions and critiques. Our goal is to tackle those thorny problems that can confound the practicing surgeon and offer solutions through analysis of the available evidence.

This is an exciting time in surgical education and in assuming this new role for ACS, it is my goal to maintain the excellence that the American surgeon has come to expect from SESAP.”