Dr. Shannon CarrollAssistant Professor in the Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Shannon Carroll, M.D., FACS, has been named a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Members of the ACS are referred to as "Fellows." Carroll may now use the letters “FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons)” after her name as a designation that her education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

Carroll joined the faculty of UAB’s Department of Surgery Division of Acute Care Surgery in 2013. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she is an ATLS Instructor and active researcher. Her research activities include crash injury research and violent injury prevention.  Carroll is proud to represent UAB in the national organization.

“Becoming a Fellow in the ACS is such an honor,” said Carroll. “The fact that I get to represent the Division of Acute Care Surgery and the Department of Surgery at this level in academic surgery is an incredible opportunity.”

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. From 2012 to 2013, the College observed a year-long commemoration of its Centennial, "100 Years of Inspiring Quality."