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Department of Surgery
Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS Named Chair of UCSF Department of Surgery
January 31, 2018 - By UCSF Department of Surgery
Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS will be the new chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery, effective April 1, 2018. She will also hold the Leon Goldman, MD, Distinguished Professorship in Surgery. Dr. John P. Roberts, who has led the department as interim chair since October 2016, will continue in his leadership role until Dr. Sosa's arrival.  Dr. Sosa is currently a professor of Surgery and of Medicine (Oncology) and chief of Endocrine Surgery [...]
Cardiothoracic Surgery
One Year Ago Today, Surgeons Hit the Reset Button on My Life
January 30, 2018 - By Brad Dell
Brad Dell relives the exhilirating and captivating events leading up to his lung transplant surgery at UCSF on its one-year anniversary. His riveting account appears at Cystic Fibrosis News Today.  Jan. 14, 2017 was the worst day of anxiety I'd had in the five months of waiting for my lung transplant. A frantic, nearly palpable tension was in the air. After five confident months believing the "light at the end of the tunnel" was [...]
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Jasleen Kukreja Named Interim Chief of the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
January 29, 2018 - By Richard Barg
Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH, program and surgical director the UCSF Lung Transplant Program, has been named interim chief of the UCSF Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Kukreja, the holder of the Doris F. and Donald G. Fisher Distinguished Professor in Pulmonary Therapies and Science, is also director of the adult respiratory mechanical circulatory support (ECMO) program. The UCSF Lung Transplant Program is perennially one the top [...]
Center for Surgery in Older Adults
A Push To Get Older Adults In Better Shape For Surgery
January 29, 2018 - By Navigating Aging
Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America's 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. Surgery can be hard on older adults, resulting in serious complications and death far more often than in younger patients. But many seniors aren't adequately prepared for the risks they might face. Innovative hospitals such as Duke University Medical [...]
UCSF East Bay Surgery Program
Automatic Acoustic Gunshot Sensor Technology May Benefit Shooting Victims
January 28, 2018 - By Richard Barg
A study led by UCSF-East Bay general surgery resident Magdalene Brooke, MD, and UCSF trauma surgeon Gregory P. Victorino, M.D., found that the use of automatic acoustic gunshot sensor technology may benefit shooting victims. The study was presented at the most recent Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. The surgeons reported that sensors contribute to quicker hospital arrival times and equal survival rates despite more [...]
Department of Surgery
Gregory P. Victorino Named Interim Chief of UCSF-East Bay Surgery Program
January 28, 2018 - By Richard Barg
Gregory P. Victorino, M.D., professor of surgery and director of Trauma Services at Highland Hospital, has been named interim chief of the UCSF-East Bay Surgery Program, as well as interim chair of the Department of Surgery at Alameda Health System. Victorino is a noted trauma surgeon whose leadership was crucial to Highland Hospital's elevation from a Level 2 to a Level 1 Trauma Center last year. Highly esteemed in the community, Victorino [...]
Endocrine Surgery
Carolyn Seib Awarded Grant to Study Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction in Elderly Thyroid Cancer Patients
January 28, 2018 - By Richard Barg
Carolyn D. Seib, M.D., MAS, a clinical investigator and member of the UCSF endocrine surgery faculty, has been awarded a RAP (Resource Allocation Program) seed grant by the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center to study postoperative cognitive dysfunction in elderly patients undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer. Dr. Seib's project is part of her ongoing research focused on individualizing the surgical care of older adults. [...]
Zuckerberg San Francisco General
Catherine Juillard Named Director of Center for Global Surgical Studies Director and SF Wraparound Project
January 26, 2018 - By Richard Barg
Catherine Juillard, M.D., MPH., is the new director of the UCSF Center for Global Surgical Studies and San Francisco Wraparound Project, two Department of Surgery programs based at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Dr. Juillard is a general and trauma surgeon and an assistant professor in the department. She did her undergraduate work at Stanford, received her MD from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and earned an MPH from Johns [...]
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Tobias Deuse Named The Julien I. E. Hoffman, M.D. Chair in Cardiac Surgery
January 26, 2018 - By Richard Barg
Tobias Deuse, M.D., associate professor of surgery and director of minimally-invasive cardiac surgery at UCSF, has been named The Julien I. E. Hoffman, M.D. Chair in Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Deuse, a cardiac and heart transplant surgeon, is internationally renowned for his pioneering work in the development of minimally-invasive techniques for mitral and aortic valve repair, demonstrating high success rates in mitral valve repair [...]
Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Marlene Grenon and Greg Zahner Discuss Link Between Depression and PAD In Vascular News
January 10, 2018 - By Richard Barg and Matt Kuhn
Marlene Grenon, M.D., C.M., and Greg Zahner, MSc discuss the link between depression and the increased risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in a story at Vascular News. Marlene Grenon is an associate professor in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Greg J. Zahner is a medical student at UCSF School of Medicine. The article is entitled, "Depression and Peripheral Artery Disease: The Intersectionality of Mental and [...]
 
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The mission of the UCSF Department of Surgery is threefold: to develop the next generation of leaders in surgery; to provide outstanding quality clinical care that is cost effective, yet compassionate; and to make significant advances in scientific knowledge and clinical practice through basic and clinical research. Care of patients is what attracted our faculty and residents to surgery, and it continues to be our main focus.
 
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