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  • Irene Wapnir, MD

    Irene Wapnir, MD

    Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical trials in operative procedures such as Nipple-sparing mastectomy, arm lymphatic mapping, skin perfusion and Treatments for Breast Cancer, especially local recurrence. Dr. Wapnir is institutional Principal Investigator and Chair for National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) clinical trials. Laboratory and translational research includes exploring the activity of breast iodide transporter in breast cancer brain metastasis.

  • Thomas G Weiser, MD, MPH

    Thomas G Weiser, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio I am a general and trauma surgeon, and surgical intensivist. I treat and care for injured patients and those with acute surgical emergencies, and manage critically ill surgical patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

    My research is focused on evaluating the role of surgical care in the delivery of health services in resource poor settings, particularly low and middle income countries. I am interested in barriers to access and provision of surgical care, the quality of surgical services, and outcomes research. My current projects focus on quality and cost effectiveness of care, and strategies for improving the safety and reliability of surgical delivery in resource poor settings. I have been involved in surgical program assessment projects in Cambodia, India, the UK, and the United States. From 2006-2009 I was part of the World Health Organization?s Safe Surgery Saves Lives program where we quantified the global volume of surgery and created, implemented, evaluated, and promoted the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.

    I am the Consulting Medical Officer for Lifebox, a charity devoted to saving lives through safer surgery. We are currently engaged in multiple programs to improve anesthetic safety, reduce surgical infection, improve teamwork, and strengthen compliance with surgical safety standards in low resource settings.

  • Sherry M. Wren, MD, FACS, FCS(ECSA)

    Sherry M. Wren, MD, FACS, FCS(ECSA)

    Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research interests are primarily in global surgery,robotics,surgical oncology, especially gastrointestinal cancers.

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