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."
Prof. Sherry Wren, MD, receives Surgical Volunteerism Award from ACS
Dr. Wren will be formally recognized at the ACS Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA, during the annual B/G reception and dinner on October 24.
Abdominal Transplantation Division Experiences Almost 100% Increase in Pediatric Kidney Transplants
Pediatric kidney transplants in Stanford's Division of Abdominal Transplantation are up almost 100% from the previous fiscal year. The division has performed 51 pediatric kidney transplants to date as compared with 26 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. The division performed 34 pediatric kidney transplants in FY 15 and 33 in FY 14. The fiscal year begins in September.
Stanford G.I. Surgery Ranked Among Top in the U.S.
In the latest U.S. News & World Report, Stanford Hospital ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the country, and nationally ranked in 13 adult specialties including G.I. Surgery.
Mary Hawn Elected to ABS Executive Council
The American Board of Surgeons' Board of Directors recently elected Stanford University Department of Surgery Chair Mary Hawn, MD, MPH as an at-large member of their executive council. Dr. Hawn was elected to the board in 2015 and will serve on the council for the remainder of her tenure—another four years.