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Dr. Carla Pugh to Join Stanford Division of General Surgery

Carla Pugh, MD PhD, FACS will join Stanford University’s Department of Surgery as a Professor of General Surgery (UTL) effective March 1, 2018.

Dr. Pugh is a pioneer in the use of sensor technology to objectively assess trainee performance in skill acquisition and we’re thrilled to bring her back to Stanford. Her groundbreaking work has shed light on the shortfalls of our current training systems and how we can solve this challenge,” said Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Mary Hawn. “We look forward to watching her take her program to the next level here at Stanford.”

Drs. Gosling, Whitmore Receive First Prize at BMA Medical Book Awards

John Gosling, MB, ChB, MD, and Ian Whitmore, MBBS, MD, of the Division of Clinical Anatomy received first prize in the the Basic and Clinical Sciences category at the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2017. Drs. Gosling and Whitmore produced the book, "Human Anatomy, Color Atlas and Textbook, 6th Edition," with fellow authors Philip F. Harris, John R. Humpherson, and Peter T. Willan.

Division of General Surgery Welcomes New Chief, Dr. Electron Kebebew

The Stanford University Department of Surgery has announced that Dr. Electron Kebebew will be the next chief of general surgery effective March 1, 2018.

“This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic surgical department,” said Kebebew. “I am excited to make Stanford’s division a world leader in general surgery subspecialty care and research that impacts patient care.”

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.”

Dr. Dalman Elected to ACS Board of Governors

Dr. Ronald Dalman, chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, has been elected to the American College of Surgeons' Board of Governors as the Surgical Specialty Society Governor from the Society for Vascular Surgery. This is a three-year term.