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Imagine, Surgery Without a Scar

A new study out of our Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery shows that a 20-year-old drug prevents scarring in mice. If it works on humans, it could change the lives of those with disfiguring wounds.

Hail to the Chief Series

Read interviews with Stanford Surgery faculty who were, are, or will be presidents of surgical societies including Dr. Carlos Esquivel, our chief of abdominal transplantation and president-elect of the International Pediatric Transplant Association. 

Drs. Curtin, Hernandez-Boussard Receive R01

Drs. Catherine Curtin and Tina Hernandez-Boussard have received an R01 grant for their project "Identifying Optimal Pain Management for Elders." This 5-year study with funding from the NIH's Agency for Healthcare Research and quality will let them build upon their previous work optimizing postoperative pain management.

Educators will use virtual reality to teach anatomy

This fall, Stanford Medicine educators will teach anatomy to medical students in Kenya using virtual reality. The effort is part of a pilot project to educate medical students in under-resourced schools.


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Stanford Surgery's Innovation Council presented "Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation." The Innovation Council consists of 10 members—Drs. Oliver Aalami, Dan Azagury, Jill Helms, Stefanie Jeffrey, Jim Korndorffer, Tom Krummel, Marc Melcher, Carla Pugh, Sakti Srivastava, James Wall—and is led by our VP of Innovation Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner.

Dr. Aussama Nassar demonstrates as Dr. Lisa Knowlton narrates proper donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as currently recommended by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Dr. Ron Dalman, Chief of Vascular Surgery at Stanford and current president of the Society for Vascular Surgeons, presents "What can diabetes teach us about abdominal aortic aneurysms?"

Stanford Surgery has expanded upon the traditional residency "research years" to include a wider variety of offerings including fellowships and advanced degrees.