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Pioneering pediatric kidney transplant surgeon Oscar Salvatierra dies at 83

Oscar Salvatierra Jr., MD, professor emeritus of surgery and of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a leader in the effort to enact national legislation regulating organ donation, died March 16 at his home in Menlo Park, California.  He was 83.

Stanford Staffer Wins ACAPS Outstanding Program Administrator Award

Division of Plastic Surgery Residency Program Coordinator Christine Reyes-Santos has been named as the recipient of the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS) Outstanding Program Administrator Award for 2019. 

Asia Game Changers Awards West Honors Dr. So

Dr. Samuel So, director of the Asian Liver Center, has been chosen as a 2019 Asia Game Changer West Awards Honoree. Dr. So will officially be given the award at the Asian Game Changer West Gala on April 9. According to their website, the event "identifies and honors true leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia."

Dr. Leeper Awarded R35

Dr. Nicholas Leeper, an associate professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery, has been awarded an Emerging Investigators' Award (R35) by the National Institutes of Health. The more than $5 million grant will support Leeper's research on clonal expansion, resistance to effercytosis, and innate immunity in atherosclerosis over the next seven years.

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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