Hail to the Chief

"Hail to the Chief" is series of interviews with Stanford Surgery faculty who were, are, or will be presidents of surgical societies.

Dr. James Chang, ASSH

Dr. James Chang is Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. He was president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) from September 2017 to September 2018. Read the interview.

Dr. Ron Dalman, SVS

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. Read the interview.

Dr. Marc Melcher, SFSS

Dr. Marc Melcher is an Associate Professor in Stanford’s Division of Abdominal Transplantation and Program Director for the Abdominal Surgery Fellowship. He was selected President of the San Francisco Surgical Society (SFSS) in September 2019 for a term of one year. Read the interview.

Dr. Carla Pugh, SBAS

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. Read the interview.

Dr. Sherry Wren, PCSA

Dr. Sherry Wren is Vice Chair of Diversity at Stanford Surgery and Chief of General Surgery at the Palo Alto VA. In addition to being the current President of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, she was also President of the Halsted Society 2016- 2017, President of the San Francisco Surgical Society (SFSS) from 2013- 2014, and President of the Norther California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 2008-2009. Read the interview.

Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner, WHS

Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner is Vice Chair of Innovation at Stanford Surgery and the current President of the Wound Healing Society (WHS). Read the interview.