Category: Faculty News

Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH Appointed as Chief and Chair of Surgery

August 2nd, 2017

On July 1, 2017, the Department of Surgery and Boston University School of Medicine welcomed Dr. Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH as the new Chief and Chair of Surgery.

Boston University School of Medicine Press Release

Department of Surgery Faculty Among Boston’s “Top Docs” 2016

December 5th, 2016

Boston Magazine’s 2016 “Top Docs” issue recognizes eight Boston University School of Medicine Department of Surgery faculty members. Congratulations to the following providers for being recognized as “tops” in their respective fields:

Peter Burke, MD (Surgery)

Alik Farber, MD (Vascular Surgery)

Jason Hall, MD, MPH (Colon and Rectal Surgery)

Jeffrey Kalish, MD (Vascular Surgery)

Maureen Kavanah, MD (Surgery)

Virginia Litle, MD (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery)

David McAneny, MD (Surgery)

Jane Mendez, MD (Surgery)

 

Department of Surgery Welcomes New Faculty: Thurston Drake, MD, MPH; Luise Pernar, MD; Sabrina Sanchez, MD, MPH; and Kei Suzuki, MD.

September 12th, 2016

 


Drake_Fredrick-surgery webF. Thurston Drake, MD, MPH 

Attending Surgeon, Section of Surgical Endocrinology, Boston Medical Center
Laszlo N. Tauber Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Drake received his Medical Degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT and a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He completed a residency in General Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center and a Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in San Francisco, CA.

He is board certified by the America Board of Surgery. His research and clinical interests include: general surgery and endocrine surgery (including surgery for diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands), improving outcomes for common surgical diseases, innovations in surgical education and improving access to surgical care in the developing world.

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Pernar_LuiseLuise Pernar, MD
Attending Surgeon, Section of Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine (recommended for)

Dr. Pernar received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She completed a residency in General Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, followed by a fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery also at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Her clinical and research interests include: laparoscopic bariatric surgery, hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery, foregut surgery, endoscopy, surgical education and surgical outcomes.

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Sanchez_SabrinaSabrina Sanchez, MD, MPH 
Attending Surgeon, Sections of Acute Care & Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine (recommended for)

Dr. Sanchez received her Medical Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine in Chicago, IL and a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She completed a residency in General Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center and a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, MI. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Her clinical and research interests include: geriatric surgery, long term quality of life after trauma, palliative care in surgical ICU settings, and resident education and well-being.

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Suzuki_KeiKei Suzuki, MD 
Attending Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine (recommended for)

Dr. Suzuki received his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY and a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSKCC) joint program with New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College (NYPH/WCMC).

He is board certified by the America Board of Surgery. His research and clinical interests include: prognostication and tumor immunology of early lung adenocarcinoma and robotic surgery.

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Welcoming New Faculty: Cullen Carter, MD and Chaitan Narsule, MD

August 3rd, 2015


Cullen Carter, MD
Carter_Cullen Attending Surgeon, Section of Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Carter received his medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School; a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care also at BWH; and a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

His clinical and research interests include general surgery, bariatric surgery, hernia repair, biliary disease, upper GI surgery, surgical education and outcomes in bariatric surgery

 

 

Narsule_ChaitanChaitan Narsule, MD
Attending Surgeon, Sections of Acute Care and Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Narsule received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ) in Piscataway, NJ. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital & Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI. Following a year of private practice as a general surgeon, he pursued clinical and research fellowships in thoracic surgery at BMC and Tufts University School of Medicine, prior to returning to BMC for a fellowship in surgical critical care. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

His clinical and research interests include surgical education, thoracic trauma, minimally invasive surgery and the management of multi-system organ failure.

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.

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.”

 

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: 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.