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Bill, supported by Stanford doctor, guards against hepatitis

Dr. Sam So, director of the Asian Liver Center, helped write and support legislation to enable free hepatitis B and C screenings for those who request it.

Drs. Hawn & Pugh Elected to NAM

Drs. Mary Hawn and Carla Pugh have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine with only 100 new members inducted each year. According to the press release, "New members are elected by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health."

A seriously playful new approach to evaluating surgical residents

A team of researchers, lead by Drs. Cara Liebert and Dana Lin, have created a computer game to better educate medical students diagnosing patients performing surgery. ENTRUST poses realistic patient scenarios through which a resident must navigate. The scenarios reflect domains of expertise known as entrustable professional activities, which are being developed by the American Board of Surgery.

Balance in Life Program Expands to Include All Dept. of Surgery Trainees

Stanford Surgery’s Balance in Life Program (BIL) has been expanded to include all Department of Surgery trainees. Started in 2011, BIL was created to support the physical, psychological professional, and social wellbeing of physicians in the General Surgery Residency Program. Now in its 11th year, the Department has decided to extend the program’s offerings to residents in the Divisions of Vascular and Plastic Surgery, as well as all clinical fellows in the Department.


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-Dr. Mary Hawn, Chair

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A follow-up to her popular 2018 grand rounds presentation "Peripheral Nerve Injury: What Every Surgeon Needs to Know," the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery's Dr. Catherine Curtin presents "What's New With Nerves" at Department Grand Rounds on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

S-SPIRE's Todd Wagner, PhD presents "Risk Adjustment: Can we balance pressures for payment, quality, and equity?"

Meet General Surgery Resident Dr. Kirbi Yelorda, who not only completed a Master's Degree in Research and Health Policy and conducted racial disparities research, but also helped lead a pipeline program for URM high school students.

Dr. George Yang was welcomed to Stanford for the annual Distinguished Alumnus Lecture. Dr. Yang talks about his life, before, during, and after Stanford.