"WARNING: Federal Law prohibits any person from:
•Impersonating a physician
•Falsely representing themselves as a physician
•Falsely claiming to represent a physician
•Falsifying physician information or
•Any other fraudulent activities related to physician identification and/or information"
I don't know about everyone else, but I believe referring to one's self, as a "surgeon," (ala Catherine Baldwin and others working in cryonics), is the same as "impersonating a physician," or "falsely representing themselves as a physician," since one cannot be a surgeon without first being a physician. (ALL surgeons are physicians, hence calling one's self a "surgeon" is equivalent to calling one's self a "physician.")
In addition to federal laws, there are state laws against mispresenting one's self as a physician.