Dr. Pugh named VC of Innovation

December 15, 2021

Dr. Carla Pugh has been named the new Vice Chair of Innovation in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Pugh has been an innovation council member since its inception and is Director of the TECI Center.

"Dr. Pugh's expertise in technological advancement in surgical education has been imperative to the council’s endeavors," said Dr. Mary Hawn in her announcement to the department. "She will continue Geoff Gurtner’s efforts as the liaison between the Department of Surgery and the myriad innovation and technology development programs that exist at Stanford, both in the school of medicine and the university at large."

Dr. Gurtner became the inaugural Vice Chair in 2018. He recently accepted the position of Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona.