Teresa Fraker, MS, RN
Administrator, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation & Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
American College of Surgeons
Teresa Fraker is the Program Administrator for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) at the American College of Surgeons (ACS). She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, and her Master of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. Teresa previously has held certifications in both oncology as well as bariatric nursing, and she has worked in multiple clinical areas over the last 30 years of her career in the areas of women’s health, breast cancer, perinatal services and bariatric surgery. Prior to her role at ACS, she worked as a hospital administrator with oversight of multiple hospital-based outpatient/ambulatory departments. Teresa has been extensively involved with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as an Item Writer and Mentor for the Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) RN Credentialing Examination. She currently serves ASMBS in the Integrated Health (IH) section, where she is a member of the CBN and Communication committees, respectively. She serves the state of Illinois as a Baldridge Examiner, and she is additionally involved in her local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, where she serves on the Board of Directors.
- A Dietitian’s Role in Quality Improvement: Lessons Learned from Enhanced Recovery in Bariatric Surgery
Monday, October 18
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM