Stanford Surgery News
We review the year with infographics, a video, and messages from leadership, including Department Chair Dr. Mary Hawn! Read here.
Interdisciplinary Colorectal Team Awarded Equity Seed Grant
Drs. Aaron Dawes, Arden Morris, and Sandra Zaky have been awarded a 2022 Stanford Community Impact Research Cancer Health Equity Seed Grant.
"Great Saves" Added to Department M&M
The Department of Surgery is adding a "Great Saves" component to its monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conference (M&M). Starting in 2023, each M&M will begin with a Great Saves Presentation highlighting instances when a team works together to achieve an excellent patient outcome.
Edelman Advances to Vice Chair
Stephanie Edelman, MBA took on the title Vice Chair and Director of Finance and Administration for the Department of Surgery effective December 1, 2022.
- Division of General Surgery
Dr. Nassar Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Aussama Nassar has been promoted to Clinical Associate Professor effective February 1, 2023. Dr. Nassar is board certified in General Surgery and Critical Care. He is Unit Medical Director of the Trauma K7 ward, Director of the Surgery Coaching Program, and Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship.
- News Center
Stanford Health Care, Tri-Valley hospitals earn top honors from Leapfrog Group
A leader in U.S. hospital quality ratings has given Stanford Health Care and Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley top grades for safety. Stanford Health Care was also named a top teaching hospital.
- Audible Bleeding: The Vascular Surgery Podcast
Audible Bleeding Spotlights Dr. Aalami
Audible Bleeding, the podcast by the Journal of Vascular Surgery, spotlights our own Dr. Oliver Aalami.
HTTC: Christine Reyes-Santos
Christine Reyes-Santos is the Residency Program Manager for Stanford’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program. She started her term as the President of the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons Program Coordinators in October 2022.
Dr. Weiser Promoted to Clinical Professor
Dr. Thomas Weiser has been promoted to the rank of Clinical Professor of Surgery effective January 1, 2023. Dr. Weiser is a trauma specialist and surgical intensivist in the Division of General Surgery. He also serves as the Department's Director of Global Surgery.