Special Alumni Edition - UCSF Department of Surgery Newsletter  View this email in your browser
As the new Chair of the Department of Surgery, I want to extend a warm welcome to our UCSF Naffziger Society alumni and associate members. It is my honor to be leading one of the premier surgical departments in the world. This special issue of our newsletter highlights the Department's strong rankings on three surveys, two by U.S. News for common surgical procedures and medical school education, and a third looking at NIH research funding across various disciplines. In addition, we highlight signficant events and the outstanding work of our surgeons, researchers, trainees, medical teams, and staff. I look forward to meeting you as our paths cross in the future.

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS
Leon Goldman MD Distinguished Professor and
Chair, Department of Surgery
Department of Surgery
UCSF Naffziger Society Symposium to be Held May 11th with Harvard Professor Gerard M. Doherty as Featured Guest Lecturer
By Richard Barg
The UCSF Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society, the alumni society for graduates of the the UCSF General Surgery Residency Program and associate members, will hold its 2nd annual "Naffziger Society Day" symposium on Friday May 11th in San Francisco.  Naffziger Society Day brings together multiple generations of UCSF surgeons including former chief residents, surgeons in academic medicine, those with community practices, and retired surgeons. The [...]
Resident Research
Winners Announced for 31st Annual J. Engelbert Dunphy Resident Research Symposium
By Richard Barg
The 31st Annual J. Engelbert Dunphy Resident Research Symposium was held Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. The program showcased the laboratory research of residents, fellows and medical students in the Department of Surgery, and honors the life and accomplishments of J. Engelbert Dunphy, M.D., a legendary surgeon and a former chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery. This year's J. Englebert Dunphy [...]
Department of Surgery
Department of Surgery Welcomes Sanziana A. Roman, MD, FACS as New Faculty Member
By Richard Barg
The Department of Surgery welcomes endocrine surgeon Sanziana A. Roman, M.D., FACS to the faculty. She is a Professor of Surgery in the Section of Endocrine Surgery, Division of General Surgery. She also has been appointed Director of Learning and Teaching in the Procedural Specialties and Dean's Diversity Leader for Leadership Equity and Inclusion in the School of Medicine at UCSF. She will play a key role in the Department of [...]
Department of Surgery
UCSF Earns Highest Performance Rating for Procedures Performed by Cardiac, Colorectal, Thoracic, Vascular and Lung Transplant Surgeons
By Richard Barg
UCSF Medical Center earned "high performance" ratings – the highest ratings possible – in eight common conditions and procedures in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Survey for 2017-2018, seven within the UCSF Department of Surgery: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Aortic Valve Surgery Colon Cancer Surgery Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Heart Bypass Surgery Heart Failure Lung Cancer Surgery U.S. [...]
Department of Surgery
Department of Surgery Warmly Welcomes New Class of General Surgery Residents on Match Day 2018
By Rachelle Bresnahan and Alexi Callen
The Department of Surgery warmly welcomes our seven new categorical residents comprising the Class of 2025. We congratulate them in matching with our program. This is a diverse group of highly accomplished individuals that bring a wide array of life experiences and academic excellence to UCSF. We look forward to these newly minted residents' arrival and to providing them an enriching and rewarding experience over the next seven years as [...]
Medical Student Portal
Department-Led Surgical Education Curriculum for Medical Students Ranked No. 4 in Nation in Latest U.S. News Survey
By Richard Barg
UCSF was recently ranked No. 4 nationally for the surgery curriculum taught in medical school, placing it in the top 2.5% of the 177 medical and osteopathic schools surveyed in the U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate and professional schools.   The curriculum, developed by highly acclaimed Department of Surgery faculty, encompasses didactic in-class learning fused with early longitudinal immersion in clinical teams, and [...]
Department of Surgery
Department of Surgery Ranks 3rd Nationally in NIH Funding for Surgery Category - Three Surgeon-Scientists Rank in Top 20
By Richard Barg
The UCSF Department of Surgery now ranks No. 3 nationally in NIH research funding among all academic surgery programs, a stunning rise from 6th the last time the survey was done. Three Department of Surgery faculty also ranked in the top 20 of all NIH-funded principal investigators nationally in the category of surgery. The highly respected Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research utilized data from the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool [...]
Endocrine Surgery
Quan-Yang Duh, MD Recounts Iconic Immigrant Journey in Address to Pacific Coast Surgical Association
By Richard Barg
Quan-Yang Duh M.D., professor and chief of the section of endocrine surgery at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and outgoing President of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, told a rapt audience of attendees at the organization's annual meeting of his journey as an immigrant, his rescue by a Greek family in 1971, and his work as endocrine surgeon, encapsulated in an inspirational story spanning multiple cultures. Dr. Duh [...]
Department of Surgery
One-Year Anniversary of New Yorker-Inspired Portraits of Women Surgeons
By Richard Barg
Surgeons, from left, Lucy Kornblith, Rita Mukhtar and Carter Lebares pose for a photograph in the lobby of the UCSF Clinical Science Building in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Courtesy Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) The April 3, 2017 cover of the New Yorker depicting four women in blue doctors' scrubs over an operating table has gone viral. Reflecting the power of that image, female surgeons throughout the world [...]
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Jasleen Kukreja Named Interim Chief of the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
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 [...]
Zuckerberg San Francisco General
Catherine Juillard Named Director of Center for Global Surgical Studies Director and SF Wraparound Project
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 [...]
Department of Surgery
Gregory P. Victorino Named Interim Chief of UCSF-East Bay Surgery Program
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 [...]
Bariatric Surgery
"Top Ten" Paper by Sandhya Kumar Headlines Strong Showing by UCSF Bariatric Surgery During Obesity Week
By Richard Barg
Sandhya Kumar, M.D., MIS/Bariatric Surgery clinical fellow at UCSF, presented her "Top 10" paper, Is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy safer than laparoscopic gastric bypass? A comparison of complications and mortality using the MBSAQIP data registry, at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) during "Obesity Week". Kumar was the lead-off presenter in the ASMBS abstracts 2017 paper sessions [...]
Resident Portal
Michael Zobel Awarded Prestigious Resident Research Scholarship by American College of Surgeons (ACS)
By Richard Barg
Michael Zobel, M.D, a third-year (PGY-3) general surgery resident at UCSF, has been awarded a prestigious two-year resident research scholarship by the American College of Surgeons for 2018-2020. The scholarships are supported by the generosity of Fellows, Chapters, and friends of the College, to encourage residents to pursue careers in academic surgery. Dr. Zobel's research is focused on targeting novel genes to suppress metastasis [...]
Resident Research
Courtney Green Awarded CESERT Robotic Grant from Association for Surgical Education (ASE) Foundation
By Richard Barg
Courtney A. Green, M.D., research fellow in the General Surgery Residency program, has been awarded a CSERT (Center for Excellence in Surgical Education, Research and Training) grant from the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) Foundation. Her research project is entitled, "Investigation into the Perceptual Expertise of a Robotic Surgeon: How do we learn to feel what we see?" Surgical education grants are among the most difficult [...]
 
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