What does FACS mean?

The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College. Visit the website at www.facs.org for more information.

Rana N. Ahmad, MD, FACS


Rana N. Ahmad, MD, FACS attended the University of North Dakota, working with the Affiliated Hospital Program, Department of Surgery from 1991 to 1997. His practice includes an area of specialized interest in oncology, laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Ahmad is chairman of the surgery department at Deaconess Medical Center, and he’s actively involved in medical teaching as volunteer faculty for the Deaconess Residency program. He is an active staff member at both Holy Family Hospital and Sacred Heart Medical Center. Dr. Ahmad is available to see patients at our Sacred Heart Medical Center office. Dr. Ahmad also provides Acute Trauma Care, Critical Care and Acute Surgical Care at Sacred Heart, the only Level II Trauma center in Eastern Washington.

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