November 05, 2018

Lindeman inducted into ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Written by: Anna Waters

Media contact: Adam Pope



Lindeman WebBrenessa Lindeman, M.D., assistant professor in the UAB Division of Surgical Oncology, is among a group of 91 esteemed surgeons from seven countries selected into membership or associate membership in the new American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™. The academy’s first induction ceremony occurred Oct. 3 at the John B. Murphy Memorial auditorium in Chicago.  

Lindeman was inducted as an associate member of this prestigious Academy. She is the associate program director for the UAB General Surgery Residency Program and the associate designated institutional official for the clinical learning environment in the UAB Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Lindeman is a distinguished surgical educator whose experience in the field includes working nationally with the AAMC as a member of the drafting panel for the Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency, and as a member of both the drafting and implementation groups for the American Board of Surgery’s General Surgery EPAs Project. She also serves as a module director for the American College of Surgeons’ Advanced General Surgery Curriculum project and served previously on the AAMC Board of Directors from 2012-2016.

“It comes as no surprise that Dr. Lindeman has been selected to join the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators,” said UAB Department of Surgery Chair Herbert Chen, M.D. “Her work, both in and out of the operating room, has benefited the lives of her patients, as well as her co-workers and students. Brenessa’s hands-on approach to ensuring the competency and well-being of medical students and residents is exemplary of a surgical educator who is driven by her commitment to quality patient care and the education of current and future physicians.”

Developed under the auspices of the ACS Division of Education, the academy recognizes surgeon educators who have devoted their careers to surgical education. Individuals are selected as members or associate members following stringent peer review. The academy’s mission is to play a leadership role in advancing the science and practice of education across all surgical specialties, promoting the highest achievements in the lifetimes of surgeons.