History Timeline

In 2017, to mark the College’s 85th Anniversary, an exhibit celebrating ACG’s history of achievements was created for display at the Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. View a PDF of the exhibit.

75th Anniversary Book

ACG marked its 75th Anniversary in 2007 and to celebrate our anniversary, we published a book that highlights our history. There is a long list of individuals, members past and present, who contributed to the publication, compiling ACG’s history and various milestones throughout our 75 years. ACG thanks all those individuals who contributed their time to see this book come to fruition. In addition, the Archives Committee put so much of their time into developing this book as well and ACG wishes to recognize the 2006 – 2007 ACG Archive Committee members:

Kevin W. Olden, MD, FACG, Chair
James L. Achord, MD, MACG
V. Alin Botoman, MD, FACG
Mitchell S. Cappell, MD, FACG
Robert E. Kravetz, MD, MACG
Myron Lewis, MD, MACG
Arvey I. Rogers, MD, MACG
Sidney Winawer, MD, MACG
Alvin Zfass, MD, MACG

Committee members want to personally recognize the late Albert C. Svoboda, MD, MACG, who prior to his passing, dedicated a great deal of his time to see this project come to fruition. A special acknowledgement of Dr. Svoboda is included in the book.

PDFs of each chapter may be found below:

Table of Contents, Dedication, Foreword, Acknowledgements and Timeline

Chapter 1The Founding and the Early Years, 1932 – 1954
Chapter 2Growth and Maturity
Chapter 3Making an Impact
Chapter 4The College Focuses on Practitioners, Public Education, and Practice
Chapter 5A Decade of Progress (1997 – 2007)
Chapter 6Winds of Change: Challenging Issues
Chapter 7Yesterdays, Today, and Tomorrows: Recollections, Reflections, and perspectives from Past Presidents
Chapter 8Awards and Lectures
Appendices
Index

Past Presidents

Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG
2017-2018
Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
2016-2017
Kenneth R. Devault, MD, FACG
2015-2016
Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG
2014-2015
Harry E. Sarles, Jr., MD, FACG
2013-2014
Ronald J. Vender, MD, FACG
2012-2013
Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG
2011-2012
Delbert L. Chumley, MD, FACG
2010-2011
Philip O. Katz, MD, MACG
2009-2010
Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, FACG
2008-2009
Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, DO, FACG
2007-2008
David A. Johnson, MD, MACG
2006-2007
Jack A. Di Palma, MD, FACG
2005-2006
John W. Popp, Jr., MD, FACG
2004-2005
Douglas K. Rex, MD, MACG
2003-2004
Frank L. Lanza, MD, FACG
2002-2003
Edgar Achkar, MD, FACG
2001-2002
Rowen K. Zetterman, MD, FACG
2000-2001
*Luis A. Balart, MD, FACG
1999-2000
Christina M. Surawicz, MD, FACG
1998-1999
Sarkis J. Chobanian, MD, FACG
1997-1998
*Marvin M. Schuster, MD, FACG
1996-1997
Seymour Katz, MD, FACG
1995-1996
Joel E. Richter, MD, FACG
1994-1995
William D. Carey, MD, FACG
1993-1994
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, FACG
1992-1993
Arvey I. Rogers, MD, FACG
1991-1992
David Y. Graham, MD, FACG
1990-1991
Jamie S. Barkin, MD, FACG
1989-1990
Chesley Hines, Jr., MD, FACG
1988-1989
Myron Lewis, MD, FACG
1987-1988
Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., MD, FACG
1986-1987
John P. Papp, MD, FACG
1985-1986
*Walter H. Jacobs, MD, FACG
1984-1985
James L. Achord, MD, FACG
1983-1984
Jerome D. Waye, MD, FACG
1982-1983
*Franz Goldstein, MD, FACG
1981-1982
Burton I. Korelitz, MD, FACG
1980-1981
Sidney J. Winawer, MD, FACG
1979-1980
Richard G. Farmer, MD, FACG
1978-1979
*William S. Rosenthal, MD, FACG
1977-1978
*F. Warren Nugent, MD, FACG
1976-1977
*J. Edward Berk, MD, FACG
1975-1976
John T. Galambos, MD, FACG
1974-1975
*Angelo E. Dagradi, MD, FACG
1973-1974
*Richard H. Marshak, MD, FACG
1972-1973
*Mitchell A. Spellberg, MD, FACG
1971-1972
*Joseph E. Walther, MD, FACG
1970-1971
*Henry Colcher, MD, FACG
1969-1970
*David A. Dreiling, MD, FACG
1968-1969
*Murrell H. Kapla, MD, FACG
1967-1968
*John M. McMahon, MD, FACG
1966-1967
*Maxwell R. Berry, MD, FACG
1965-1966
*Milton J. Matzner, MD, FACG
1964-1965
*Robert R. Bartunek, MD, FACG
1963-1964
*Edward J. Krol, MD, FACG
1962-1963
*Theodore S. Heineken, MD, FACG
1962
*Louis Ochs, Jr., MD, FACG
1961
*Henry Baker, MD, FACG
1960-1961
*Joseph Shaiken, MD, FACG
1959-1960
*Frank J. Borrelli, MD, FACG
1958-1959
*C. William Wirts, MD, FACG
1957-1958
*Arthur A. Kirchner, MD, FACG
1956-1957
*James T. Nix, MD, FACG
1955-1956
*Lynn A. Ferguson, MD, FACG
1954-1955
*Sigurd W. Johnsen, MD, FACG
1953-1954
*Felix Cunha, MD, FACG
1952-1953
*William W. Lermann, MD, FACG
1951-1952
*C.J. Tidmarsh, MD, FACG
1950-1951
*Horace W. Soper, MD, FACG
1949-1950
*William R. Morrison, MD, FACG
1948-1949
*Anthony Bassler, MD, FACG
1936-1948
*G. Randolph Manning, MD, FACG
1932-1936
*Isidor L. Ritter, MD, FACG
1932
*Deceased

Past Chairs of the Board of Governors

Costas H. Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG
2016-2018
Immanuel K.H. Ho, MD, FACG
2014-2016
Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG
2012-2014
David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
2010-2012
Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG
2008-2010
Francis A. Farraye, MD, FACG
2005-2008
Richard P. MacDermott, MD, FACG
2004-2005
Harry E. Sarles, Jr., MD, FACG
2002-2004
Roy K. H. Wong, MD, FACG
2000-2002
Edgar Achkar, MD, FACG
1998-2000
Douglas K. Rex, MD, MACG
1996-1998
P. Gregory Foutch, DO, FACG
1994-1996
Luis A. Balart, MD, FACG
1992-1994
David A. Peura, MD, FACG
1990-1992
William D. Carey, MD, FACG
1988-1990
Albert C. Svoboda, Jr., MD, FACG
1986-1988
E. Marvin Sokol, MD, FACG
1984-1986
Gerald H. Becker, MD, FACG
1982-1984
E. Marvin Sokol, MD, FACG
1981-1982
Alvin M. Cotlar, MD, FACG
1980-1981
Robert L. Berger, MD, FACG
1976-1980
Richard N. Meyers, MD, FACG
1973-1976
Albert M. Yunich, MD, FACG
1970-1973
Edward I. Melich, MD, FACG
1969-1970
Manuel Sklar, MD, FACG
1968-1969
Edward I. Melich, MD, FACG
1967-1968
Warren Breidenbach, MD, FACG
1966-1967
Edward I. Melich, MD, FACG
1965-1966
Edward J. Nightingale, MD, FACG
1964-1965
Stanley Sidenberg, MD, FACG
1962-1964
Libby Pulsifer, MD, FACG
1959-1962
Dale W. Creek, MD, FACG
1958-1959
Henry G. Rudner, Sr., MD, FACG
1955-1958
Henry Baker, MD, FACG
1954-1955