Local resident A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, a general, vascular, and trauma surgeon, was installed as the 93rd President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recently during Convocation ceremonies that preceded the opening of the 2012 Annual Clinical Congress being held this week in Chicago.
Eastman is corporate senior vice president and chief medical officer of Scripps Health, the N. Paul Whittier Endowed Chair of Trauma at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and a clinical professor of surgery-trauma at the University of California, San Diego.
A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1976 and its President-Elect from 2011 to 2012, Eastman has served the ACS in numerous leadership capacities and on many of its committees.
Eastman’s wife, Sarita, a graduate of UCSF Medical School, is a renowned developmental-behavioral pediatrician and author. Their three children are Roan, a teacher and river guide, and Ian, a specialist in renewable energy systems and mountaineer, who live with their families in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and Alexandra, who lives in Manhattan and is an associate producer of special events at the Metropolitan Opera.