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ABS Statement in Support of the LGBTQIA+ Community

Jun. 10, 2021 Media Contact: Alyson Maloney, 215-568-4000

The General Surgery Board, Vascular Surgery Board, Pediatric Surgery Board, Complex General Surgical Oncology Board and Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care Board, stand together as the American Board of Surgery along with the ABS Council and Board of Directors, and recognize the talent, expertise and valuable contributions of LGBTQIA+ individuals within the house of surgery and in the medical community at large. We affirm our commitment to learn, take action, and stand in solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ colleagues in the ongoing fight for acceptance, equality and inclusivity.