January 15, 2016
David Shin, M.D., FACS, chief of the Center for Sexual Health and Fertility at HackensackUMC, was among 1,679 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College’s 2015 annual Clinical Congress in Chicago, Ill. This year’s class of Initiates was among one of the largest ever admitted into the College.
“Congratulations to Dr. Shin for achieving this important designation,” said Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, HackensackUMC. “Dr. Shin is a well-respected urologist. Since joining HackensackUMC in 2004, he has been instrumental in the growth of the Urology Department and in the creation of the Center for Sexual Health and Fertility at HackensackUMC.
Dr. Shin’s extensive clinical and academic expertise in the field of urology provides our patients with the best care available.”
Dr. Shin, also a staff physician at Hackensack University Medical Group, Urology, received a medical doctorate in 1997 from Weill-Cornell University Medical College. In 2014, Dr. Shin attained board re-certification from the American Board of Urology. Dr. Shin has a strong professional interest in men’s urological health issues such as infertility, sexual dysfunction, hypogonadism and prostate disorders and holds membership in other professional societies, including the American Urological Association, American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Sexual Medicine Society of North America.
By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of “FACS” (Fellow, AmericanCollege of Surgeons) after their names.
An applicant for Fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgicalspecialties recognized by the College; must possess certification by an American Surgical Specialty Board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and must have been in practice for at least one year at the time of his or her application. Before admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance as a Fellow of the College must be approved by three-fourths of its Board of Regents.
The Convocation ceremony was the highlight of the five-day Congress at which initiation into ACS Fellowship took place. The Congress also featured reports on research-in-progress, postgraduate courses, panel discussions, symposia, and scientific and industrial exhibits. Total estimated attendance at the Congress was 12,268, including 8,276 physicians. Allied health professionals and members of the scientific and consumer media also attended the meeting.
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 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit: www.facs.org
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a 775- bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 team members and 3,300 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings – maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. HackensackUMC is the only hospital in New Jersey, New York and New England to be named one of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ nine consecutive years, and receive the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 13 years in a row. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 24 Gold Seals of Approval™ by The Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.