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Dr. Korndorffer Named Vice Chair of Education

The Stanford University Department of Surgery has named James R. Korndorffer Jr., MD, MPHE, FACS, vice chair of education effective December 1, 2017. Vice chair of education is a new position in the Department of Surgery.

With the creation of the new position, it was clear to me that Dr. Hawn and the department leadership understand the changes occurring in surgical education. The education of a surgeon is a continuum from undergraduate medical education, through residency and fellowship, to lifelong learning as a practicing surgeon,” said Korndorffer. “I was drawn to this position for the opportunity to work with dedicated surgical educators in all of these areas.”

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Dr. Harris elected President of Western Vascular Society

Dr. E. John Harris Jr. has been elected the 32nd president of the Western Vascular Society. The society encompasses the Western continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii, as well as the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, and the Pacific Rim. 


Dr. David A. Spain and Palo Alto VA Clinical Professor Eve Carlson, PhD, officially awarded an R01

Stanford Surgeon Dr. David A. Spain and Palo Alto VA Clinical Professor Eve Carlson, PhD, were officially awarded an R01. The NIH Research Project Grant will fund their project "Development of a Risk Factor Screen for Mental Health Problems after Sudden Illness or Injury."


Dr. Chang inducted as 72nd President of American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Dr. James Chang, the Johnson & Johnson Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Stanford, was inducted as the 72nd President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). The ASSH is the oldest and largest national organization for hand surgery, with more than 4,000 members.

In this role, Dr. Chang will be in charge of directing the education, research, and outreach efforts for hand surgery in the entire United States, as well as internationally. Dr. Chang is the third Stanford plastic surgery chief to achieve this honor, following the footsteps of Dr. Robert Chase and Dr. Vincent Hentz. In the induction ceremony in San Francisco, both past-Presidents escorted Dr. Chang onto center stage. The theme of Dr. Chang’s ASSH Presidential year will be “Inform, Innovate, and Inspire."


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