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  • – Surgery

    Cardinal Lead New AAST Associate Member Council

    Two members of the Stanford Surgery community have been elected to the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma's (AAST) new Associate Member Council. Dr. Lisa M. Knowlton, an assistant professor in the Division of General Surgery, has been named the inaugural president of the council while General Surgery Resident Dr. Kovi Bessoff will chair the Scholarship, Awards and Development Committee.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Pham to Assume Directorship of the Medical Student Surgery Clerkship

    Dr. Tom Pham, an assistant professor in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation, will assume the Directorship of the Medical Student Surgery Clerkship.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Gurland Chosen As Wellness Director

    Dr. Brooke Gurland has been selected as the Department's new Faculty Wellness Director.

  • – SHC

    Stanford Hospital ranked among top 20 hospitals nationwide

    Stanford Hospital was ranked among top 20 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report

  • – Surgery

    HTTC: Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner, WHS

    As part of our series on former, current, and future surgical society president's, Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner talks about his involvement with the Wound Healing Society.

  • – Apple Podcasts

    ‎Audible Bleeding: Representation Matters

    Faculty member Dr. Elsie Ross and alumna Dr. Chelsea Dorsey join UCSF's Dr. Joel Ramirez in a discussion on recruitment and retention of URM to vascular surgery in this episode of the Audible Bleeding podcast.

  • – Surgery

    Poultsides Promoted to Professor

    Dr. George Poultsides has been promoted to Professor of Surgery: General Surgery in the MCL effective September 1, 2020.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Visser Receives SCI Cancer Innovation Award

    Dr. Brendan Visser's proposal “Evaluating Treatment Trends, Care Fragmentation and Outcomes for Pancreatic Cancer in California,” was selected for funding as one of the Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) 2020 Cancer Innovation Award.

  • – Surgery

    Department Unveils New Cultural Competency Curriculum

    The Department of Surgery has unveiled a new Cultural Competency Curriculum. The training is inclusive of all members of the department from clinical professors and residents to post-docs and administrative associates.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Jopling Receives Teaching Award

    Dr. Jeff Jopling has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2019-20 Arnold P. Gold "Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award."

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Arya to Chair AVAS Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    Dr. Shipra Arya has been chosen to chair the Association of VA Surgeons' (AVAS) new Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

  • – Division of General Surgery

    Two Residents Selected for AOA

    General Surgery Residents Drs. Ioana Baiu and Graeme Rosenberg have been selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (AOA).

  • – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Chang Reappointed

    Dr. Jim Chang will continue as the Division Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Chang has been Division Chief since 2006. "We are so fortunate to have Jim’s steady and impactful leadership of our prestigious Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and I am grateful for his partnership and dedication to our Department!" wrote Department Chair Dr. Mary Hawn in a letter to the faculty.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Krams Named Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs

    Sheri Krams, PhD, a professor in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation, has been named Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs. She will assume the role on September 1, 2020.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Liebert Selected for Teaching Award

    Dr. Cara Liebert has been selected as one of the recipients of the “Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine.” This award is given for excellence in clinical teaching.

  • – Surgery

    HTTC: Dr. Ron Dalman, SVS

    This article is part of a series of interviews with Stanford Surgery faculty who were, are, or will be presidents of surgical societies. Dr. Ron Dalman is Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Stanford University and the newly sworn-in President of the Society of Vascular Surgery.

  • – CNBC

    Apple Watch will soon let doctors remotely monitor patients as they age — here's what experts think

    Apple has introduced new mobility metrics geared to health developers, researchers and the medical community. Vascular Surgeon Dr. Aalami is quoted.

  • – Surgery

    Stanford Surgery Graduates 11 Residents

    Stanford Department of Surgery graduated 11 residents this June; seven from the Division of General Surgery, three from the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and one from the Division of Vascular Surgery.

  • – News Center

    Unregulated artery cell growth may drive atherosclerosis, Stanford Medicine research shows

    Unregulated cell growth seems to be a driver behind the growth of atherosclerotic plaques, changing the traditional story of plaque formation. The rapid cell growth in the arterial wall is similar to pre-cancerous growth in other tissues.

  • – Scope

    Stanford surgeon repurposed her suturing skills to sew hundreds of masks - Scope

    Stanford pediatric surgeon Janey Pratt converted her dining room to a factory, in order to produce cloth masks to protect people from COVID-19 transmission.