Dr. Steven Wexner is the director of the Ellen Leifer Shulman and Steven Shulman Digestive Disease Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida and has been the chairman of the department of colorectal surgery since 1993. Dr. Wexner has held multiple positions with the American College of Surgeons, including serving as vice-chair on the Board of Regents and is currently the chair of the ACS Commission on Cancer (CoC) National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer. He is past president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (2011-2012), past president of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (2010-2011), and the past president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2006-2007). He holds multiple academic appointments, memberships in surgical societies, and honorary degrees both locally and globally. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Surgery and is the most cited living colorectal surgeon with at least 855 manuscripts, 269 textbook chapters, and 165 editorials and invited commentaries.