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Dr. Esquivel Elected President of IPTA

Dr. Carlos Esquivel, chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplantation, has been elected president of the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA). Esquivel will officially take office at the 2021 Congress in Prague. The IPTA is composed of approximately 650 members from more than 30 countries.


Dr. Kebebew selected as next EIC of national endocrine journal

Division of General Surgery Chief Dr. Electron Kebebew has accepted the position of the next Editor in Chief (EIC) of Thyroid, the official journal of the American Thyroid Association. Dr. Kebebew has served as an Associate Editor at Thyroid since 2012. He will take over responsibility from current EIC Dr. Peter Kopp as of the January 2020 journal issue.


Four residents nominated for AOA membership

Four Department of Surgery residents have been nominated for Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) membership. Vascular Surgery Resident Dr. Nate Itoga along with General Surgery Residents Drs. Miquel Miller, Kirbi Yelorda, and Josh Jaramillo were all recommended for selection by the nominating council.


Dr. Hawn Nominated Secretary of ASA

Department Chair Dr. Mary Hawn was nominated as Secretary of the American Surgical Association (ASA). Also at the 139th Annual Meeting of the ASA, Drs. James Korndorffer and Arden Morris were inducted as new members and multiple faculty spoke on panels. 


Grand Rounds

Rectal Cancer Accreditation Program

Dr. Steve Wexner of the Cleveland Clinic in Florida presents "The Rationale For and Reality of the ASC CoC Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer."

Planning a Career in Academic Surgery

Dr. Sareh Parangi, Director of Diversity and Equity at Massachusetts General Hospital, merges myths with reality.

Integration of Liquid Biopsy into Cancer Clinical Care

Our Chief of Surgical Oncology Research, Dr. Stefanie Jeffrey, discusses the past, present, and future of liquid biopsy.

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