Dr. Nia Zalamea honored as fellow in American College of Surgeons


Dr. Nia Zalamea

ABINGDON, Va.— Dr. Nia Zalamea, a general surgeon with Abingdon Surgical Associates,  was initiated as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons during the annual Clinical Congress held by the college in October. She was one of 1,377 who became fellows in the world’s largest organization of surgeons.

Fellows of the college earn the right to use the designation of FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. Physicians admitted into the fellowship must be graduates of an approved medical school, have completed advanced training in one of 14 surgical specialties, be certified by an American specialty board, have practiced in the same location for at least one year, show ethical fitness and professional proficiency and be approved by a three-fourths vote of the College’s Board of Regents.

Zalamea received her medical degree from East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine and completed a surgical residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif.  She is board-certified by the American Board of Surgeons and is a member of the Society of the American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Medical Association. Dr. Zalamea has practiced with Abingdon Surgical Associates since 2009.

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