WARWICK, NY - Lawrence Gordon, MD, Medical Director of the New York Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery at St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, was among 1,467 Initiates from around the world who recently became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The presentation was made during convocation ceremonies at the College's 96th annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC.   By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of “FACS” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names.

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 care of 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 ACS has approximately 77,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.  

 Dr. Gordon, whose practice is located in Goshen, NY, earned his medical degree at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1989. He attained board certification in 1994 from the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Gordon has a strong professional interest in Parathyroid and Thyroid Surgery and he is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology.  

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Bon Secours Charity Health System includes three New York hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis; Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the region's only open heart surgical center at its Suffern campus and the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted-living and adult-home facility, and several other community based medical programs. It serves over half a million people in seven counties and three states. Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, Inc., based in Marriottsville, Maryland which is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing more than 20,000 caregivers in 7 states. For more information visit

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