By Dave Steger

Department of Surgery 2014 Annual Report

October 20th, 2014

The Department of Surgery is proud to present our 2014 Annual Report. To view the e-book please click on the image below.

 

Dr. Tony Godfrey Featured in DeGregorio Family Foundation Video

September 23rd, 2014

Tony Godfrey, PhD, Associate Chair of Research in the Department of Surgery, was awarded a two-year, $225,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research & Education. Godfrey, who is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at BUSM, will use the funding to study Barrett’s Esophagus (BE). People with BE are at increased risk for a type of cancer called esophageal adenocarcinoma.

He was recently featured in a DeGregorio Family Foundation video, “Turning Fact Into Fiction: Stomach and Esophageal Cancer Research.”

 

Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center Seeking Chief of Colon & Rectal Surgery

September 15th, 2014

Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) are jointly seeking a new Chief, Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery.

We are seeking an energetic and academically committed individual with strong clinical credentials and a research background who is prepared to lead a section and serve as a key leader at our academic medical center.

BMC is a 496-bed academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. The hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary care and family medicine to advanced specialty care. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

BMC is the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). BUSM is highly ranked and committed to urban and international health and has recognized leader in groundbreaking medical research.

The Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at BMC provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant colon, rectal and anal diseases. The section currently consists of two attending surgeons and a robust support staff.

We ask that candidates who wish to be considered send a CV and cover letter describing the experiences that qualify them for our position and their vision of what an academic section of Colon & Rectal Surgery should aspire to be. Please send all materials directly to: Gerard Doherty, MD, Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center via email to gerard.doherty@bmc.org. Please include “Colon & Rectal Chief” in the subject line.

Boston University and Boston Medical Center are equal opportunity employers, committed to their common mission of improving the health of Boston’s residents while adhering to the highest standards of academic medicine.

BMC and BUSM are affirmative action/equal employment employers.
Women and minorities are encourage to apply.

Department of Surgery Seeking Faculty Member in the Section of Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery

September 15th, 2014

Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Department of Surgery seeking a new attending and surgery faculty member in the Section of Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery.

BMC is a 496-bed academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary care and family medicine to advanced specialty care. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

BMC is the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). BUSM is highly ranked and committed to urban and international health and has recognized leader in groundbreaking medical research.

The Section of Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery is a high volume service at BMC and provides non-surgical as well as surgical options for obesity such as bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery, gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve surgery as well as minimally invasive/laparoscopic general surgery services. Our surgeons have performed thousands of successful operations and our Bariatric Surgical Program is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons.

We ask that candidates who wish to be considered send a CV and cover letter describing the experiences that qualify them for our position. Please send all materials directly to: Gerard Doherty, MD, Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center via email to gerard.doherty@bmc.org. Please include “Minimally Invasive Surgery Position” in the subject line.

 

Boston University and Boston Medical Center are equal opportunity employers, committed to their common mission of improving the health of Boston’s residents while adhering to the highest standards of academic medicine.

BMC and BUSM are affirmative action/equal employment employers.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Department of Surgery Seeking Faculty Member in the Section of Acute Care & Trauma Surgery

September 15th, 2014

Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Department of Surgery are seeking a new attending and surgery faculty member in the Section of Acute Care & Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care.

BMC is a 496-bed academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary care and family medicine to advanced specialty care. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

BMC is the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). BUSM is highly ranked and committed to urban and international health and has recognized leader in groundbreaking medical research.

Boston Medical Center includes expertise in both adult and pediatric trauma and has over 2,000 trauma admissions per year.  BMC is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. It is the longest continuously verified Level I trauma program in the City of Boston and has earned the reputation of one of the country’s finest programs as one of several Centers of Excellence at Boston Medical Center.

We ask that candidates who wish to be considered send a CV and cover letter describing the experiences that qualify them for our position. The successful candidate will be ABS board eligible or certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. Please send all materials directly to: Gerard Doherty, MD, Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center via email to gerard.doherty@bmc.org. Please include “Acute Care & Trauma Surgery Position” in the subject line.

Boston University and Boston Medical Center are equal opportunity employers, committed to their common mission of improving the health of Boston’s residents while adhering to the highest standards of academic medicine.

BMC and BUSM are affirmative action/equal employment employers.
Women and minorities are encourage to apply.

Welcoming New Faculty: Smita Ramanadham, MD

September 4th, 2014

Ramanadham_SmitaSmita Ramanadham, MD, is a graduate of Tuft’s University in Medford, MA and received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. She completed her residency in General Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX and in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery also at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. This premier training focused on all aspects of plastic surgery including both cosmetic and reconstructive. During her last year at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, she was elected Administrative Chief Resident and won awards for Resident Excellence in Teaching.

Her clinical and research interests include general plastic surgery, breast reconstruction, mohs reconstruction, microsurgery and cosmetic surgery. She has published papers and chapters on body contouring, facial rejuvenation and reconstruction and breast reconstruction.

Department of Surgery Seeking Senior Technician/Lab Manager

August 27th, 2014

A position is available immediately for a Senior Technician/Lab Manager in the Department of Surgery at Boston University Medical School (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC). Excellent technical skills, organization and communication are essential. Extensive experience with multiple PCR-based techniques including real-time PCR and library construction for next generation sequencing is also required. Experience with DNA/RNA isolation from multiple tissue types is expected. In addition, experience with managing laboratory safety, chemical inventories, supply ordering and tracking would be a plus.

We ask that candidates who wish to be considered send a CV and cover letter describing the experiences that qualify them for our position. Please send all materials directly to: Tony Godfrey, PhD, Associate Chair of Surgical Research, via email to godfreyt@bu.edu. Please include “Senior Technician/Lab Manager” in the subject line.

Boston University and Boston Medical Center are equal opportunity employers, committed to their common mission of improving the health of Boston’s residents while adhering to the highest standards of academic medicine.

BMC and BUSM are affirmative action/equal employment employers.
Women and minorities are encourage to apply.

Welcoming New Faculty: Angela Kuhnen, MD

August 15th, 2014

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Angela Kuhnen, MD, is a graduate of Yale University in New Haven, CT, and received her medical degree from New York University in New York, NY. She completed her residency in General Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA and a Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Her clinical and research interests include Anorectal Disease, Colon and Rectal Cancer, Diverticulitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Surgical Outcomes.

Welcoming New Faculty: Jeffrey J. Siracuse, MD, RPVI

July 8th, 2014

Siracuse_JeffreyJeffrey J. Siracuse, MD, RPVI, Attending Surgeon, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery and Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine, received his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, research fellowship in the Harvard-Longwood Vascular Research Training Program,  and his clinical Fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

His research and clinical interests include minimally invasive and open treatment of aortic aneurysms, critical limb ischemia, cerebrovascular disease, dialysis access, thoracic outlet syndrome, and venous disease.

Welcoming New Faculty: Teviah Sachs, MD, MPH

July 8th, 2014

Sachs_TeviahTeviah Sachs, MD, MPH, Attending Surgeon, Section of Surgical Oncology, Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, received his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School and a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

His clinical interests include alimentary tract surgery with a special interest in hepatic and pancreatobiliary disease.   He completed a Masters of Public Health in clinical effectiveness and his research interests pertain to surgical outcomes and surgical education.