By Dave Steger

Dr. Alik Farber Promoted to Professor of Surgery and Radiology

April 9th, 2015

Alik-FarberDr. Alik Farber, Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has been promoted to Professor of Surgery and Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

Dr. Farber is a graduate of Brown University and obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital; a vascular surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; and an endovascular surgery fellowship at the Southern Illinois School of Medicine.

In addition to his role as Division Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Dr. Farber is also Medical Director of BMC’s Catheterization and Angiography Laboratories and Co-Director of BMC’s Vascular Non-invasive Laboratory as well as Associate Chair for Clinical Operations in the Department of Surgery. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of many national and regional medical and surgical societies, including the Society for Vascular Surgery, where he was elected to distinguished fellow status in 2013, the Society of University Surgeons, the Western Vascular Surgery Society, the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, the International Society for Endovascular Surgery, and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Farber has served as a principal investigator in a number of clinical trials and is currently a National Co-Chair of the BEST-CLI Trial (Best Endovascular versus Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia), a $25 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to conduct a four-year, randomized clinical trial comparing traditional bypass surgery with the less invasive alternative of endovascular treatment for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI).

He has written and published many articles about vascular and endovascular surgery, has served as a moderator for various vascular meetings, and developed a formal education program in vascular surgery while at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, which resulted in the Golden Apple Teaching Award for teaching and mentoring residents. Since his arrival at BMC, Dr. Farber has made it his goal and mission to foster continued clinical excellence and academic productivity. He is currently the director of a fourth year medical school elective (BMC Surgery Bootcamp) which is designed to prepare medical students who are going into surgical internship.

Incoming General Surgery Interns for AY 15-16

March 23rd, 2015

Nkiruka Arinze, MD – GS Categorical
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Joshua Davies, MD – GS Categorical
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Megan Janeway, MD – GS Categorical
Boston University School of Medicine

Miriam Neufeld, MD – GS Categorical
Indiana University School of Medicine

Na Eun Kim, MD – GS Categorical
Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Majd Kabbani, MD – GS Preliminary
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Justin McCool, MD – GS Preliminary
Boston University School of Medicine

Hans Michell, MD – GS Preliminary
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Kevin Quinn, MD – GS Preliminary
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Department of Surgery Seeking Candidates for Fellowship Training in Surgical Critical Care

February 19th, 2015

The Department of Surgery at BU School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center is seeking candidates for fellowship training in surgical critical care.

The fellowship includes research, clinical, and operative opportunities. The experience is tailored to the career desires of the fellow to prepare them to excel in an academic setting, and, eventually, assume leadership positions in the local and national communities. A clinic and consult based general surgery practice augments the busy emergent general surgery experience. In addition to teaching residents and medical students, there may be protected time for clinical and basic science research.

The Divisions of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care admit approximately 2400 patients/yr to an Adult and Pediatric Level I Trauma Center. All surgeons in the group are Board-certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and are full-time members of the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine. The surgical intensive care units at Boston Medical Center have a total of 28 surgical beds and 20 step-down beds, admitting, each year, over 1500 patients with multiple trauma, neurotrauma, and multisystem organ failure, as well as patients with a wide range of general, vascular, thoracic, urologic, neurologic, and orthopedic diseases for perioperative hemodynamic monitoring and care.

The Critical Care Fellowship offered by the Section of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Surgery at Boston Medical Center is an ACGME accredited clinical fellowship that provides rotations in the surgical intensive care units of Boston Medical Center. In addition, elective rotations in burns, medicine, anesthesia, neurologic, and coronary care unites are available. The Critical Care Medicine section is a multi-disciplinary service staffed by physicians certified by the American Board of Surgery, Internal Medicine, and/or Anesthesia.

Applicants should be board eligible in surgery and license by the state of Massachusetts. General Surgery Residents must have finished at least three categorical years in an RRC approved residency program. One Year Critical Care Fellowships are available to candidates who are board eligible in surgery, anesthesia, or ob/gyn. The Fellow will develop skills in the care of the critically ill patients and in the administration and management of intensive care units. The Fellow will also develop the skills for non-operative therapy of trauma victims and emergent general surgery patients. The Fellow will be involved in clinical and/or basic science research related to trauma and critical care.

The City of Boston offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities and is an ideal place to live and work. It offers world-renowned sports, music, and cultural events, as well as easy access to four season recreational opportunities: on land, slopes, or sea.

The following should be submitted for your application to be considered for position in our Program:

  • Applicant’s CV
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE transcript
  • ABSITE transcript
  • 3 Letters of recommendations

We ask that candidates who wish to be considered send materials via email to Robert Schulze, MD, FACS, FCCMChief, Section of Surgical Critical Care at: Robert.Schulze@bmc.org. Please include “Fellowship” in the subject line.

 

Department of Surgery Seeking Faculty Member in the Division of Thoracic Surgery

January 9th, 2015

Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Department of Surgery is seeking a new attending surgeon and surgery faculty member in the Division of Thoracic 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.

Providing comprehensive, expert care for patients with diseases of the lung, chest or esophagus, the Division of Thoracic Surgery leads both the Center for Minimally Invasive Esophageal Therapies and the Center for Thoracic Oncology at BMC. Areas of expertise include: Bronchogenic Cysts; Diseases of the Diaphragm; Esophageal Cancer; Lung Cancer; Thoracic Trauma; and Pleural Diseases.

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 “Thoracic 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.

 

Boston Medical Center Trauma Services Video

December 5th, 2014

“Boston Medical Center has been, and always will be, Boston’s Trauma Center.”

Watch the video below to learn more about the Trauma Program.

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.