Three Faculty Take on New Leadership Roles Ahead of 2021-22 Academic Year

May 19, 2021

Stanford Surgery Chair Dr. Mary Hawn announced several changes in department leadership before this week's Grand Rounds. 

Dr. Ron Dalman will take over Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, a position that was recently vacated by Dr. Paul Maggio when he ascended to Chief Quality Officer of Stanford Health this past April.

"Dr. Dalman has led the Division of Vascular Surgery to one of the most pre-eminent programs in the country. Our entire department will benefit from his leadership and effectiveness in quality and programmatic improvement," said Hawn.

In moving to the vice chair position, Dr. Dalman will relinquish leadership of the Division of Vascular Surgery—a position he has held for the past 16 years—to Dr. Jason Lee. 

"Drs. Mell and Maggio have established an important role for this position in the Department and the School. I am grateful for the opportunity to help the Department meet its quality and safety goals as Vice Chair," said Dr. Dalman, who is currently president of the Society of Vascular Surgery. "Dr. Lee is a nationally recognized leader in Vascular Surgery, and eminently qualified to lead the Division. I wish him well in his new endeavor."

After completing his residency in general surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in 2004, Dr. Lee came to Stanford for his vascular surgery fellowship before accepting a position on the faculty. He was program director for the vascular surgery residency and fellowship programs from 2011 to 2020 and was recently inducted as president of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society.

Finally, Dr. Olivia Martinez has been named vice chair for basic and translational science. Dr. Martinez is a professor in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation and director of Stanford Immunology.

"We are truly fortunate to have such amazing talent in our Department. I couldn’t be more thrilled to know that these individuals will be using their talents to lead our Department for these important missions," said Hawn.

Dr. Ron Dalman

Dr. Jason Lee

Dr. Olivia Martinez