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    Dr. Taylor Matches With NCSP Fellowship

    Dr. Kathryn Taylor, a general surgery resident, has been accepted to the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP). NCSP is a 2-year research and health policy fellowship.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Titan Finalist for PCSA Resident's Award

    Dr. Ashley Titan, a general surgery resident, is a finalist for the Pacific Coast Surgical Association's (PCSA) Resident's Prize. Titan will present her work, "Surgery For Locally Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (pNETS)," at the PCSA's 91st Annual Meeting in Carlsbad CA in February 2020.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Narayan Selected to Serve on JOGS Editorial Board

    Dr. Raja Narayan, a general surgery resident, has been selected to serve as the Senior Resident Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

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    Dr. Wong Receives AAS Travel Award

    General Surgery Resident Dr. Sunnie Wong has received a 2019 Travel Award from the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS). The award includes complimentary registration to attend the AAS Fall Course this October as well as a stipend to help allay travel costs.

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    No Photos With Residency Or Fellowship Applications

    Stanford University's Department of Surgery has committed to reviewing all fellowship and residency applications sans the customary photo.

June 14, 2019

Resident Accepted Into HSR Training Program

Dr. Kirbi Yelorda, a resident in the Division of General Surgeon, has been accepted into the Stanford-AHRQ Health Services Research Program. Supported by a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, trainees are not only supported financially but intellectually as well through a diverse coterie of mentors. General Surgery Residents Drs. Miquell Miller and Lindsay Sceats are also trainees in the program.

June 4, 2019

Two General Surgery Trainees Awarded Excellence in Research Award from American College of Surgeons

Two General Surgery Trainees have won an Excellence in Research Award from the American College of Surgeons' 2019 Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum.

Dr. Deshka Foster was awarded the excellence in research award in Surgical Oncology for the second year in a row. Her abstract is entitled “Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts Persist but Show Decreased Fibroblast Activation Protein Expression after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Human Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma.” Dr. Foster is also a PhD candidate in Dr. Michael Longaker's Lab.

Dr. Charles Liu's abstract "Out-of-Pocket Spending by Surgical Patients Following Implementation of the Affordable Care Act Insurance Marketplaces" has been selected for an Excellence in Research Award for the category of Health Services Research.

June 4, 2019

Dr. Poultsides to succeed Dr. Norton as SurgOnc Chief

After almost 16 years, Dr. Jeff Norton will be stepping down as Chief of the Surgical Oncology Section. Dr. George Poultsides will be stepping into the position effective June 1, 2019.

May 24, 2019

Dr. Eisenberg Receives Merit Grant

Dr. Dan Eisenberg, an associate professor in the Division of General Surgery, was awarded a 3-year $750,000 VA HSR & D Merit Grant.

"Appropriate detection and management of obesity in veterans with spinal cord injury (SCI) relies on consistent measurement of body mass index (BMI) and proper interpretation of BMI when it is assessed," said Dr. Eisenberg. "Our goal is to assess the quality of guideline-concordant obesity screening in veterans with SCI who receive care in the Veterans Health Administration to understand why some VA facilities do better than others in screening and to evaluate the need for adjusted BMI-based morbidity risk zones for individuals with SCI."

May 24, 2019

Dr. Wren Invited to Serve on WHO Panel

Dr. Sherry Wren, a professor in the Division of General Surgery, has been invited to serve as a member of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Expert Advisory Panel on Surgical Care and Anaesthesia for a four-year term. According to the WHO website, panel members contribute "by correspondence technical information on developments in his or her field, and to offer advice as appropriate, spontaneously or upon request."

May 2, 2019

Dr. Kebebew new Editor in Chief of Thyroid, the official journal of the American Thyroid Associtation

Division of General Surgery Chair Dr. Electron Kebebew has accepted the position of the next Editor in Chief of Thyroid, the official journal of the American Thyroid Association. Dr. Kebebew has served as an Associate Editor at Thyroid since 2012. He will take over responsibility from current Editor in Chief Dr. Peter Kopp as of the January 2020 journal issue.

April 24, 2019

General Surgery Residency Program Appoints New Director

Dr. Marc Melcher has decided to step down from his role as Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program. Click here for the full story.

April 22, 2019

Stanford Surgical Resident Featured in Forbes

For the fully story on Dr. Augustm click here

March 14, 2019

Dr. Seib Joins Endocrine Team

Dr. Carolyn Dacey Seib will join Stanford Division of General Surgery as an Assistant Professor in the MCL effective April 28. Seib earned her medical degree at New York University before completing her residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Most recently, she was a clinical instructor at UCSF and Director of their Endocrine Surgery Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx) rotation for 3rd-year medical students.

"We are delighted to have Dr. Seib join Stanford. She is a gifted surgeon and educator," said Chief of General Surgery Dr. Electron Kebebew. "We also look forward to her scholarly work impacting patient care on the endocrine service."

February 14, 2019

Asia Game Changers Awards West Honors Dr. So

Dr. Samuel So, director of the Asian Liver Center, has been chosen as a 2019 Asia Game Changer West Awards Honoree. Dr. So will officially be given the award at the Asian Game Changer West Gala on April 9. According to their website, the event "identifies and honors true leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia."

January 18, 2019

Dr. Staudenmeyer Joins MX Advisory Committee.

Dr. Kristan Staudenmeyer, an associate professor in the Division of General Surgery, was recently elected to the Manifest MedEx (MX) Advisory Committee. MX is California’s largest health information exchange. As a committee member, Staudenmeyer will provide MX with guidance on key decisions and policies and in turn will have unique access to the world of health information and policy.

January 14, 2019

General Surgery Residency Announces Clinical Collaboration with Intermountain Health

Starting in May, Stanford’s General Surgery Residency Program will include a new elective surgical endoscopy rotation with Intermountain Healthcare (IMH).

“The Stanford General Surgery Residency Program trains doctors to become the leaders and surgeons of the future,” said said Dr. Mark Ott, chief medical director at IMH. “Part of the surgical future is exposing all of us to a world where different healthcare systems collaborate to deliver even better care locally and at a distance.”

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