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  • – Surgery

    Dr. Manual Garcia-Toca Promoted to Professor

    Dr. Manuel Garcia-Toca has been promoted to the rank of Clinical Professor in Surgery in the School of Medicine. The promotion is effective November 1, 2020.

  • – News Center

    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.

  • – Modern Healthcare

    Artificial intelligence gets real in the OR

    AI-assisted surgery has been an area of gradual growth, laying the foundation for other possibilities including intra-operative clinical decision support and maybe even some automation. Dr. Carla Pugh is quoted.

  • – Pediatric General Surgery

    Diyaolu Wins AAP Special Child Abuse Award

    Dr. Modupeola Diyaolu is the winner of the American Academy of Pediatrics' 2020 Special Child Abuse Award for her work on “Black Children are Disproportionately Identified as Victims of Child Abuse: A National Trauma Data Bank Study.” Dr. Diyaolu is the Innovations in Pediatric Surgery Fellow in the Division of Pediatric Surgery.

  • – Surgery

    HTTC: Dr. David Spain, AAST

    This article is part of a series of interviews with Stanford Surgery faculty who were, are, or will be presidents of surgical societies. David Spain, MD, is a Professor in the Division of General Surgery, Chief of the Trauma Section, and Director of the General Surgery Residency Program. He was elected President of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma in September 2019.

  • – Surgery

    Understanding and Treating Rib Fractures

    General Surgery Resident Dr. Jeff Choi’s talks about how rib fractures have transformed his professional development time from studies on intravenous lidocaine for pain management to learning how to use artificial intelligence in medical imaging.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Chao to Participate in OFDD Leadership Bootcamp

    Dr. Stephanie Chao has been accepted to the 2020-2021 Office of Faculty Development and Diversity’s (OFDD) Junior Leadership Bootcamp Series.

  • – Scope

    Reducing surgical site infections in low-resource settings

    During a stint in Ethiopia, Stanford surgical resident Jared Forrester worked on a surgical infection prevention plan for low- and middle-income countries.

  • – Surgery

    Momeni et al Win PRS Best Paper Award

    Dr. Arash Momeni and his co-authors have received the best paper award for their manuscript “A Matched-Pair Analysis of Prepectoral with Subpectoral Breast Reconstruction” from Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Hawn Elected Vice President of Halsted Society

    Department Chair Dr. Mary Hawn has been elected vice president of the Halsted Society. Hawn will ascend to the presidency in September 2021.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. August Appointed to CSSP Education Committee

    Dr. Auriel August has been appointed to the American College of Surgeons' (ACS) Cancer Standard Surgery Program (CSSP) Education Committee for a three-year term.

  • – Apple Podcasts

    ‎That Medic Podcast: #006: Leverage and Making an Impact 📈

    That Medic Podcast speaks to Dr. Thomas Krummel about healthcare leadership and how to transform any idea into a reality.

  • – Scope

    Post-surgical abdominal adhesions: A potential cause and possible treatment

    Abdominal adhesions frequently occur after abdominal surgery. Stanford researchers, including our own Drs. Deshka Foster and Michael Longaker, prevented their formation in mice by blocking a molecular pathway.

  • – Surgery

    Biohub Fellowship Program Selects Dr. Stolz

    Dr. Daniel Stoltz has been selected by the Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub to participate in their Physician-Scientist Fellowship Program.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Narayan awarded AΩA Fellowship

    Dr. Raja Narayan has been awarded a 2020 Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Postgraduate Fellowship. The fellowship provides $2,000 to support his research.

  • – Surgery

    HTTC: Dr. Carla Pugh, SBAS

    This article is part of a series of interviews with Stanford Surgery faculty who were, are, or will be presidents of surgical societies. Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, is a Professor in the Division of General Surgery and Director of the TECI Center. She was elected President of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons for the 2021-22 term in April.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Baiu Finalist for ACS Teaching Award

    Dr. Ioana Baiu was a top 10 finalist for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2020 Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching.

  • – News Center

    Stanford Medicine experts advise school districts on COVID-19 tests

    Dr. Kristan Staudenmayer has been collaborating with Yvonne Maldonado, MD and Kevin Schulman, MD, professor of medicine, to advise the Los Angeles Unified School District on its testing strategy.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Miller Finalist for Chassin Award

    Dr. Miquell Miller was a top 10 finalist for the 2020 Jameson L. Chassin, MD, FACS, Award for Professionalism in General Surgery.

  • – NY Times

    Cartilage Is Grown in the Arthritic Joints of Mice

    Researchers discovered a way to awaken dormant stem cells and transform them into cartilage. If the technique works in humans, it may help ease debilitating joint pain.