November 01, 2019 | Midwestern University
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine alumnus and Chair of the Midwestern University Alumni Senate Mark Alan Dobbertien, D.O., FACS, has been elected as a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors Executive Committee. Dr. Dobbertien (CCOM 1987) was elected to a one-year term during the ACS Clinical Congress 2019, held October 27 to 31 in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Dobbertien’s current duties with ACS include Vice Chair, Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup, Member Services Pillar, Member of the Health Policy and Advocacy Workgroup, Advocacy and Health Policy Pillar, and Co-Chair, Opioid Use/Abuse Subcommittee of the Workgroup. He will serve as the Member Services Pillar Lead.
Dr. Dobbertien is a minimally invasive surgeon in Jacksonville, FL. He is affiliated with Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, FL. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Preprofessional Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1980. After graduating from CCOM in 1987, he completed general surgery specialty training in 1992 at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals. Dr. Dobbertien holds the rank of Commander in the United States Navy and served with distinction for over 20 years. His military service awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), and the Joint Service Achievement Medal. He established the first bariatric program in the Navy in 1993 prior to entering private practice.
Dr. Dobbertien is board certified and holds Fellow status in the American College of Surgeons and Diplomat status with the American Board of Surgery (ABS). In addition to serving as the Chair of the Midwestern University Alumni Senate, he is also a member of the Council of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and of the Board of Directors for the Duval County Medical Society. He is Treasurer of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and the Duval County Medical Society, Surgical Specialties representative to the Florida Medical Association Board of Governors, and AMA Delegate from the Florida Medical Association.