Surgery News

Wood Elected WTSA Historian

Dr. Douglas Wood, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Surgery, Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endowed Chair in Lung Cancer Research, was elected by the Western Thoracic Surgical Association (WTSA) Council to be their new Historian at their 42nd annual meeting in June 2016. Dr. Wood previously served as WTSA President 2007-2008.The WTSA Historian is…

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Maier Selected ASA President-Elect

Dr. Ron Maier

Ronald V. Maier, MD was selected President–Elect of the American Surgical Association (ASA) at their 136th Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, April 2016. The ASA was founded in 1880 and is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious surgical organization. Its members include the nation’s most prominent surgeons from the country’s leading academic medical institutions, many…

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Dr. Daniel Ledbetter Runner-Up for AAMC Humanism in Medicine Nomination

Every year, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) honors a medical school faculty physician who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, administered through the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR), is awarded to one physician…

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Dr. Lara Oyetunji Wins SBAS Dr. Claude H. Organ, Jr. Resident Award Competition

Congratulations to Dr. Lara Oyetunji, General Surgery Chief Resident, for winning the Dr. Claude H. Organ, Jr. Resident Award Competition from the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) at its recently concluded meeting in April, 2016. Her winning paper was entitled “Cigarette Smoke Induces MicroRNA-145 Dysregulation During Esophageal Carcinogenesis,” which included the results from her…

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