U.S. Medical Advisory Board

Frederick L. Greene, MD, FACS

Frederick L. Greene, MD, FACS, received his medical school training at the University of Virginia where he was elected to membership into AOA. He completed a residency in surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Greene was also an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Fellow at Yale. He was on active duty with the United States Navy and was surgeon on the USS Nimitz. He is currently the Chairman of the Department of General Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Director of the Surgical Residency Program at that institution and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Greene is an active clinician in the area of surgical oncology and has been involved in organizational work pertaining to cancer for a number of years. Dr. Greene is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has served on the Board of Governors of that organization. Dr. Greene serves on the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and served as the Chair of the Commission from 2004-2008. He has represented the American College of Surgeons on the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and served as Chair of the AJCC from 2000-2006. Dr. Greene is the Editor of the 6th Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual.

Dr. Greene belongs to numerous surgical organizations including the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the Southern Surgical Association and the American Surgical Association. Dr. Greene was a founding member of SAGES and served as its president in 1992-93.

Dr. Greene's publications have included approximately 160 papers, 30 book chapters and two textbooks relating to cancer surgery and, specifically, the use of laparoscopic surgery in the management of cancer patients. Dr. Greene serves as the Associate Editor of the Annals of Surgical Oncology and on numerous editorial boards including Surgical Endoscopy, Journal of Surgical Education, Journal of Surgical Oncology, World Journal of Surgery , American Surgeon, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Surgical Endoscopy, Laparoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques and is Editor of General Surgery News.